It is 1962 in central Los Angeles and a young 17 year-old tenor saxophonist named Pete Christlieb has met his idol. Hadley Caliman is only thirty years-old but has already made a name for himself as one of the jazz stars on the rise. Christlieb follows Caliman to his gigs throughout Los Angeles and at the end of the night the youngster is invited up on stage to sit in on a few tunes.
Hadley Caliman went on to perform with Freddie Hubbard, Santana, Mongo Santamaria and The Grateful Dead. Pete Christlieb has worked with Steely Dan, Tom Waits, Louie Bellson, Chet Baker, Woody Herman, Doc Severinsen, Warne Marsh and Bill Holman.
Dont miss these two saxophone legends as they reunite at The Ballard Jazz Walk this Friday, November 20th!
Tickets are available at ballardjazzfestival.com.
This story appears courtesy of Seattle Jazz Scene.
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