Cannonball Adderley, SIGNED, Original, Vintage Promotional Photograph, SIGNED By Cannonball Adderley [SOLD]
Cannonball Adderley, SIGNED, Original, Vintage Promotional Photograph, SIGNED By Cannonball Adderley  [SOLD]
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Cannonball Adderley, SIGNED, Original Glossy B&W, 8" by 10", Associated Books Corp Publicity Photograph, inscribed, "To Dr "T', Sincerely, Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley". A scarce early photo portrait of a young Cannon from a group of fourteen original jazz photographs, each signed and inscribed to a Newark, New Jersey, physician and jazz fan ("Dr T"), who acquired the autographs in person during the 1950's at various clubs in New York and Philadelphia. Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (1928-1975,) arrived in New York from his native Florida in 1955, a fully formed virtuoso alto saxophonist and became an immediate success, heralded as the heir apparent to Charlie Parker. But he already had an original voice, with a beautiful warm tone and blues based style which owed much to an earlier generation of jazz saxophonists, including Benny Carter. In 1957 he joined Miles Davis's seminal sextet with John Coltrane and participated in the landmark recordings, Milestones and Kind of Blue. After leaving Miles, Adderley teamed with his brother Nat, a talented cornetist and composer, and over the next sixteen years enjoyed great success as a pioneer of the soul jazz movement, achieving cross- over success with funky, gospel inspired hits including, This Here, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and Work Song. Adderley died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1975 at just 47. The photograph is very good+, with a soil mark to the top center margin, rubbed spot to left upper margin, scattered mild surface dings, light edge wear, and age toning to the verso; the autograph is fine in red ink without loss or fading. Adderley's autograph is uncommon and this is a scarce early-career example in collectible condition. With a copy of the detailed letter of provenance acquired with the collection from the previous owner, a family member who inherited the photographs from the collector's estate. J2146

Cannonball Adderley, SIGNED, Original, Vintage Promotional Photograph, SIGNED By Cannonball Adderley  [SOLD]
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Cannonball Adderley, SIGNED, Original, Vintage Promotional Photograph, SIGNED By Cannonball Adderley  [SOLD]
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