Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Pori Jazz 1972

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.

The other members of the quintet were his brother Nat Adderley, cornet (1931-2000), George Duke, piano (b. 1946), Walter Booker, bass (1933-2006) and Roy McCurdy, drums (b. 1936).

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.

Cannonball and Nat Adderley

Cannonball and Nat Adderley


George Duke


Walter Booker

Roy McCurdy (dr), Walter Booker (b), George Duke (p) and a roadie

Roy McCurdy (dr), Walter Booker (b), George Duke (p) and a roadie

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