Charlie Haden

Born 6 August 1937. Died 11 July 2014
Charlie Haden
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1937-08-06
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Charlie Haden

Charlie Haden Biography (Wikipedia)

Charles Edward Haden (August 6, 1937 – July 11, 2014) was an American jazz double bass player, bandleader, composer and educator whose career spanned more than fifty years. In the late 1950s, Haden was an original member of the ground-breaking Ornette Coleman Quartet.

Haden revolutionized the harmonic concept of bass playing in jazz. German musicologist Joachim-Ernst Berendt wrote that Haden's "ability to create serendipitous harmonies by improvising melodic responses to Coleman's free-form solos (rather than sticking to predetermined harmonies) was both radical and mesmerizing. His virtuosity lies…in an incredible ability to make the double bass 'sound out'. Haden cultivated the instrument's gravity as no one else in jazz. He is a master of simplicity which is one of the most difficult things to achieve." ) Haden played a vital role in this revolutionary new approach, evolving a way of playing that sometimes complemented the soloist and sometimes moved independently. In this respect, as did his predecessor bassists Jimmy Blanton and Charles Mingus, Haden helped liberate the bassist from a strictly accompanying role to becoming a more direct participant in group improvisation. In 1969, he formed his first band, the Liberation Music Orchestra, featuring arrangements by pianist Carla Bley. In the late 1960s, he became a member of pianist Keith Jarrett's trio, quartet and quintet. In the 1980s, he formed his band, Quartet West. Haden also often recorded and performed in a duo setting, with musicians including guitarist Pat Metheny and pianist Hank Jones.

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For Turiya
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For Turiya
Charlie Haden
Silence
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Silence
Geri Allen
Lonely Woman
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Lonely Woman
Jan Garbarek
Spor
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Spor
Ornette Coleman
Change of the Century
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Change of the Century
Charlie Haden
Song For The Whales
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Song For The Whales
Charlie Haden
You Win Again
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You Win Again
Keith Jarrett
No Moon At All
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No Moon At All
Charlie Haden
The Moon Song
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The Moon Song
Keith Jarrett
Goodbye
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Goodbye
Charlie Haden
Old Joe Clark
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Old Joe Clark
Charlie Haden
First Song (For Ruth)
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First Song (For Ruth)
Charlie Haden
Passport
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Passport
Charlie Parker
Passport
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Passport
Charlie Haden
Sandino
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Sandino
Charlie Haden
Silence
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Silence
Abbey Lincoln
You Gotta Pay the Band
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You Gotta Pay the Band
Charlie Haden
Single Girl, Married Girl
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Single Girl, Married Girl
Charlie Haden
The Ending To The First Side
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The Ending To The First Side
Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden, Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden
Goodbye
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Goodbye

Goodbye

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Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden
Keith Jarrett
Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny
First Song
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First Song

First Song

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Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny
Pat Metheny
Charlie Parker
Passport
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Passport
Charlie Haden
Song For Che
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Song For Che
Charlie Haden
Time / Life
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Time / Life
Charlie Haden
The Good Life
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The Good Life
Pat Metheny
Above The Treetops
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Above The Treetops

Above The Treetops

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Pat Metheny
Naná Vasconcelos
Armando Marçal
Members Of The Pinpeat Orchestra Of The Royal Ballet
Members Of The Choir Of The Cambodian Royal Palace
Members Of The London Orchestra
Orchestra
Members Of The Pinpeat Orchestra Of The Royal Ballet
Members Of The London Orchestra
Choir
Members Of The Choir Of The Cambodian Royal Palace
Charlie Haden
It Might Be You
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It Might Be You
Ornette Coleman
All My Life feat. Asha Puthli
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All My Life feat. Asha Puthli
Alice Coltrane
Isis and Osiris
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Isis and Osiris
Alice Coltrane
Isis and Osiris
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Isis and Osiris
Charlie Haden & John Taylor, Charlie Haden & John Taylor, Charlie Haden & John Taylor
Nightfall
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Nightfall

Nightfall

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Charlie Haden & John Taylor
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Charlie Haden & John Taylor
Charlie Haden
John Taylor
Pee Wee Russell
Pee Wee's Blues
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Pee Wee's Blues
Abbey Lincoln
When I'm Called Home
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When I'm Called Home
Charlie Haden
The Empty Foxhole
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The Empty Foxhole
Ornette Coleman
Eventually
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Eventually
Ornette Coleman
Ramblin'
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Ramblin'
Billy Higgins, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden & Ornette Coleman
Lonely Woman
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Lonely Woman

Lonely Woman

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Billy Higgins
Don Cherry
Charlie Haden
Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman
Bird Food
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Bird Food
Charlie Haden
Message To A Friend
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Message To A Friend
Paul Motian
Lullaby of Birdland
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Lullaby of Birdland
Pat Metheny
Trigonometry
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Trigonometry
Ed Blackwell
Free Jazz
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Free Jazz
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