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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Charlie Haden RIP

Tragic news - another jazz legend passes on. Bassist Charlie Haden the pioneering jazz composer and double bassist who played with the likes of Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett before enjoying a decades-long solo career, died Friday at age 76 of a prolonged illness, according to his label, ECM. 
His Liberation Music Orchestra with Carla Bley, his duo recordings with many people including Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheney, his work with the legendary Ornette Coleman trio, his Quartet West - so much good music. His sparse style of bass playing was (and still is) a model for others to emulate.  
Obituary here

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