Friday, 18 January 2013

Hadley Caliman Tribute


Hadley Caliman

Really been hitting the Hadley gears lately. I picked up on his playing when trawling through Bobby Hutcherson's back catalogue many many years ago, which lead to the conclusion, if HC is in the line-up then it's going to be good. Spent a very pleasing evening recently putting together what i consider to be his best tunes, lifted from his 2 Mainstream lp's, Projecting on Catalyst and Bayete's World's around the Sun on Prestige. There's 7 tracks in there, including Iapetus, Quadrivium, Smearzo, The Latin Thing and Bayete's (Between man and God) killer tune. Looking at the personnel that was involved in with this stuff, it's no wonder the quality is so high. James Leary, Louis Gasca, Todd Cochran, Woody Theus, Victor Pantoja, Hotep Cecil Bernard and many more. 

It's a great listen, let me know what you think.

The Playlist;
track 1 : Watercress from Iapetus
track 2 : Quadrivium from Iapetus
track 3 : Cigar Eddie from MRL-318
track 5 : Smearzo from Projecting
track 6 : Her from Projecting
track 7 : The Latin Thing from Projecting
track 8 : Bayete from World's around the Sun

16 comments:

katonah said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?7h9rw33u8cju599

plenty good

Cee Jay said...

thanks :-) great sounds !
tracklist?

anon'n'on said...

moved to seattle a few yrs back and saw hadley live before he passed..discovered his music later..still am..thanks

Wallofsound said...

I'm enjoying this too. Any change of seeing the track list, katonah?

sasha said...

Nice one K..With that very particular 70's energy vibe that these guys specialised in..They'd got the 60's Coltrane modal language down and mixing it up with latin/dance rhythms came up with a sound that remained 'jazz' whilst still pushing on into new territory..Mwandishi and Miles did it with more electricity involved but this music is very much of that era..Lovely stuff..Is it just me or does Track 4 exist? Seems to go from Track 3 direct to Track 5 in the play-list..

katonah said...
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katonah said...

Hmm, i have been a bit slap-dash here!

track 1 : Watercress from Iapetus
track 2 : Quadrivium from Iapetus
track 3 : Cigar Eddie from MRL-318
track 4 : Blank
track 5 : From Projecting, Smearzo
track 6 : from Projecting, Her
track 7 : from Projecting The Latin Thing
track 8 : Bayete (between Man and God)

nick said...

nice post! I always dug Hadley's work with Hutcherson too, and Iapetus is a killer album. It's a pity you didn't include more of his sideman work, but what's here is great. Here's a nice article, if you haven't seen it: http://www.wahmee.com/ej_hadley_caliman.pdf

Simon666 said...

Great selection :) Nice hearing them all like this, thanks!

g.raf said...

Nice one Katonah.
A lovely tribute to man who doesn't get anywhere near enough respect.
Always liked Hadley's playing.

jazzobsessive said...

Yes excellent selection & g.raf took the words I was going to say right out of my mouth!

Hope all is well with you sir? Hope to see you again soon at the Jazz Meet in Feb with Raggy?

katonah said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone, as for the jazz meet, sounds like a blast ...

rodney golden said...

Excellent. Please do a favor and upload Donald Byrd's 'KOFI" on Blue Note. It is HTF as in hard 2 find. Let me know what U can do about my request please. Send me a message.

katonah said...

Yes, I have both the vinyl and cd, great album. Leave it with me and I'll try to sort something out

taro nombei said...

Never did thank you for this one...
Much appreciated Katonah: always a pleasure to hear HC...

Otis Foster said...

Thnx Katonah - used to hear Hadley in Seattle.

Otis