Tuesday 22nd January 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
Tom Smith – Alto Saxophone
James Davison – Trumpet
Will Barry - Piano
Conor Chaplin – Bass
Luke Tomlinson – Drums
Tom brings his amazing saxophone playing and new project to the club and will pay homage to the incredible legacy of Julian “Cannonball” Adderley.
Helping Tom Smith to swing high tonight, a like –minded team of the hottest emerging talent on the UK scene.
Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley got the New York jazz world talking the second he took the stage in 1955. Originally from Florida, this gregarious man had originally intended to pursue graduate studies and came to Manhattan to do so. He had been the high school band director at the Dillard High School in Ft. Lauderdale and had a local following as a musician there as well. He and his brother Nat had played with Ray Charles in the 1940s. But, he didn’t come to New York to play the clubs specifically. He wanted a higher education. By chance, he was asked to sit in with Oscar Pettiford one night at the Café Bohemia and that changed everything. Talk of a new Charlie Parker on the scene began immediately.
Soon Adderley had formed a group with his brother and they worked the club circuit and recorded a number of albums for the likes of Savoy and EmArcy Records. Eventually, Cannonball was brought in to join the Miles Davis Sextet, which he played with for two years. After his split from Davis’ group, Cannonball went on to help pioneer soul jazz, post-bop and a number of other subgenres.
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