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Caleb Dillon-Murray


Caleb Dillon-Murray is a saxophonist and composer presiding in the San Francisco Bay Area. While in school, he primarily studied both jazz and classical saxophone, though he has played with all sorts of different ensembles, including blues bands, gospel, Latin, Reggae, hip-hop groups, and Arabic music. Caleb has a Bachelor's Degree from Hope College under direction of Brian Coyle and has a Master's Degree in Jazz Composition from the University of South Florida under direction of Charles Owen.

After working on cruise lines for a while after school, he came back to the Bay Area and released his first album, "Jammin' Through December" with a band he formed called Blue Horizon. He also joined a variety of bands, including the California-Reggae band, "Coast Tribe",  where he recorded 2 albums, and the Blue Band "The Delta Wires", where he recorded 1 album.


Article: Take Five With...

Meet Tubist Jim Shearer

Read "Meet Tubist Jim Shearer" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Jim Shearer Jim Shearer was born in Water Valley, Mississippi, in 1964. His family owned the local newspaper, The North Mississippi Herald, from 1943-2004, and his father was an active musician on the side, playing jazz saxophone and serving as Minister of Music at the family church (but never at the same time!). After spending ...


Article: Play This!

The Hermanators: But What About Me?

Read "The Hermanators: But What About Me?" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

Guitarist Mitch Stein, bassist Kip Reed and drummer Rodney Holmes had a great thing going with their trio, The Hermanators. Despite making a studio album--Twisted--and something of a splash in the '90s NYC club scene, it remains almost criminal that this group didn't take off. Thankfully, the talent of the trio's members didn't go unnoticed, leading ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

'70s to the '80s with Return To Forever, Dixie Dregs, Brecker Brothers and Miles Davis

Read "'70s to the '80s with Return To Forever, Dixie Dregs, Brecker Brothers and Miles Davis" reviewed by Len Davis

Music from the '70s to the '80s from Return To Forever, Dixie Dregs and Bill Bruford. Brecker Brothers, Tony Williams, Miles Davis and The Mahavishnu Orchestra. Playlist Return To Forever “Duel Of The Jester And The Tyrant" from Romantic Warrior (Columbia) 00:00 Dixie Dregs “I'm Freaking Out" from Dregs Of The Earth (Arista) 07:49 ...


Article: Liner Notes

John Abercrombie: The First Quartet

Read "John Abercrombie: The First Quartet" reviewed by John Kelman

With the release of Arcade (1979), Abercrombie Quartet (1980) and M (1981), John Abercrombie's entire ECM discography as a leader is finally available on CD. Looking back at these albums and their position in his oeuvre, they are revealed as seminal documents of Abercrombie's arrival as a distinctive writer, improvising guitarist and bandleader, delivering on the ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Nostalgic Journey With Fusion From The '70s

Read "A Nostalgic Journey With Fusion From The '70s" reviewed by Len Davis

A nostalgic journey to the '70s with Herbie Hancock, Brand X, Soft Machine, Gong, The Eleventh House Larry Coryell, Michal Urbaniak, Brecker Brothers, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham and Jean-Luc Ponty.PlaylistHerbie Hancock “Sansho Shima" from Secrets (Record Label) 00:00Brand X “Malaga Virgen" from Livestock (Charisma) 05:39Soft Machine “Out Of Season" from Softs (Harvest) 11:24Gong “Boring" ...


Article: The Jazz Life

Scenes From The Life Of A Young Jazz Musician

Read "Scenes From The Life Of A Young Jazz Musician" reviewed by Jack Wilkins

Foreword Jack Wilkins is an iconic jazz guitarists of the 1970s who is still playing his ass off today, after a career leading and accompanying a host of groups with musicians such as Stan Getz, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Jimmy McGriff, Zoot Sims, Sonny Stitt, Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette, Phil Woods, and the Brecker ...


Article: Interview

Joe Lovano: Cleveland's Ultimate Jazz Titan

Read "Joe Lovano: Cleveland's Ultimate Jazz Titan" reviewed by Matthew Alec

Friday, June 24th, 2022, saxophonist Joe Lovano's group Sound Prints (alongside trumpeter and co-leader Dave Douglas) delivered a tour de force performance to spellbound audience members at the historic Mimi Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square as a part of Cleveland's annual Tri-C JazzFest. Seasoned group interplay between drummer Rudy Royston, bassist Matt Penman, and pianist Leo ...


Article: Live Review

Charged Particles' Michael Brecker Tribute at Dazzle

Read "Charged Particles' Michael Brecker Tribute at Dazzle" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Charged Particles, Michael Brecker Tribute Dazzle Denver, Colorado November 12, 2022 Michael Brecker lives on. On Saturday night, Bay Area band Charged Particles brought their Michael Brecker tribute to Dazzle for a two-night stand. Normally a trio, the Particles were joined by Tod Dickow, a Brecker acolyte, on tenor ...


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