Soul jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley‘s quintet was playing in Pori Jazz Festival on Saturday, July 15, 1972. This was the first (and last?) visit of Cannonball Adderley in Finland. He died of a stroke three years later at the age of 46.
During the park concert in Kirjurinluoto Cannonball was not at his best. The history of Pori Jazz tells (in Finnish here) that the same night he joined the jam session in Teljänhovi restaurant, and made the whole audience wild with his furious play. His reputation was saved.