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Cannonball Adderley interview - Part I

Here is the first half of a one hour interview I did with Cannonball Adderley in preparation for a Down Beat article that appeared in the January 8, 1970 issue. It was recorded in his suite at New York's Plaza Hotel. Cannon and I had known each other since 1960, when we were both associated with Riverside Records and I was well aware of his interest in education—in fact, he narrated "A Child's Introduction to Jazz," a Riverside album that should have sold better than it did. Education was the focus of the interview, but It didn't get in the way. Please bear in mind that this is raw material for a print article, not a radio interview, but I thought it might be of interest because Julian Edwin Adderley left us prematurely, 35 years ago. 

Here is the rest of the interview: Cannonball, Part 2.


For a site that is lovingly dedicated to Cannonball, visit Gilles Miton's Cannonball Adderley Rendez-vous


  1. Kudos for yet another gastipic variance among the elders. Rarely do I soptinate this particular artist, but now I am re-intrigued and naptigated.

    Chris Rich

  2. Chris,

    Thank you so much for this interview. I thought there was good chemistry between the two of you. Does part one end where the original tape ran out? (It's abrupt.) I look forward to part two!

    Carl Woideck
    University of Oregon

  3. Thank you, Carl. As you can see, I have now posted the second and last part. There is nothing missing in-between.