Autobiography (Nat Adderley album)

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Studio album by Nat Adderley
Released December 21, 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre Soul jazz
Hard bop
Label Atlantic
Producer Nat Adderley
Nat Adderley chronology
Little Big Horn
Sayin' Somethin'
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Autobiography is the ninth album by jazz cornetist Nat Adderley. It was released in 1964 as a vinyl record, his first after moving to Atlantic Records. It includes elements from the genres of soul jazz and hard bop and a performance of what is arguably one of his best-known achievements, "Work Song", which was produced during his time with his brother Cannonball Adderley's second quartet.

Besides Nat Adderley's cornet, the players are Ernie Royal on trumpet, Benny Powell on trombone, Don Butterfield on tuba, Seldon Powell on tenor saxophone and flute, Josef Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and Willie Bobo on percussion.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Work Song"
  2. "Little Boy with the Sad Eyes"
  3. "Stony Island"
  4. "Jive Samba"
  5. "Old albums"


  1. ^ Yanow, S. (2011). "Autobiography - Nat Adderley | AllMusic". Retrieved 23 July 2011.