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Hadley Caliman

Born: January 12 1932



Hadley Caliman

Hadley Caliman (January 12, 1932 in Idabel Oklahoma – September 8, 2010) was an American bebop saxophone and flute player.

After studying at Jefferson High School (Los Angeles) (the same school of fellow saxophonist Dexter Gordon) with trumpeter Art Farmer, Caliman performed or recorded with Carlos Santana, Joe Henderson, Earl Hines, Freddie Hubbard, Jon Hendricks, Earl Anderza, Patrice Rushen and several other jazz notables.

In the late 1960s, he was briefly a member of a jazz-rock fusion group led by Ray Draper. He recorded his first solo album in 1971.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Caliman was active leading a quartet and quintet in the Seattle area, served on the music faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, and taught private lessons to area musicians. He died of liver cancer in September 2010, at the age of 78.
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