vibe as deep as the Grand Canyon and wide as Caliman's broad, raspy tone. He spins a Latin vibe through the majority of Straight Ahead, most clearly manifested on the Thomas Marriott original "Cathlamet" and Lee Morgan's "Totem Pole."
Caliman achieves a grand after-hours milieu on the ballads "You Leave Me Breathless" and "Lush Life." Caliman's quintet is responsive to his needs and he returns the favor by sharing his solo space with Marriott and pianist Eric Verlinde. Caliman is one of those rare gems put in a safe place and forgotten about until rediscovery, leading to the hope of hearing more from this fine saxophonist.
Track Listing: Cigar Eddie; Rapture; You Leave Me Breathless; Cathlamet; Blues for PT;
Lush Life; Totem Pole; The Night Has a Thousand Eyes.
Personnel: Hadley Caliman: tenor saxophone; Thomas Marriott: trumpet; Eric
Verlinde: piano; Phil Parks: bass; Matt Jorgensen: drums.