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While living in Houston , Texas , he was the music arranger for the 1981 album Never Too Much which became Vandross's first hit with the title track , which reached number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and fourth on the dance charts. He continued working with Vandross, whom he called "a hilarious guy, a great employer, a great friend, and an incredible musician", until the singer's stroke in February 2003 that effectively ended his career. [1]

Nat Adderley was born in Tampa , Florida, but moved to Tallahassee when his parents were hired to teach at Florida A&M University . His father played trumpet professionally in his younger years, and he passed down his trumpet to Cannonball. [3] When Cannonball picked up the alto saxophone, he passed the trumpet to Nat, who began playing in 1946. He and Cannonball played with Ray Charles in the early 1940s in Tallahassee [4] and in amateur gigs around the area.

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