Post Number: 1794
|Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:13 pm: |
Not an Alembic player, or even an electric player, but really, one of the greats, when it comes to expressing humanity through music. I'm sad to say I never saw him live, but I listened to him for hours.
Post Number: 3523
|Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:47 pm: |
Charlie Haden was one of my favorite musicians of all time. His approach was so fresh and unique with the flow and beat of a never ending kaleidoscope of musicality . His mentation and tenacity to pry open the box of conformity and instill his inventiveness in passionate cohesion to the common good in the moment never made me want to stop listening and I was always left in amazement and delight to what I had heard him play __________ . I loved his soloing! I will be listening some more soon Mr. Haden _______.
Post Number: 1734
|Posted on Friday, July 11, 2014 - 9:57 pm: |
I am afraid I had not heard of Mr. Haden until this post, and I don't know if I've ever heard his playing (though the first sentence of his Wikipedia page mentions Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, & Carla Bley, which speaks volumes; I'll be Youtubing directly.)
I do know that the quote above is one I wish many more of the musicians I've known were familiar with!
Post Number: 1219
|Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 4:10 am: |
Agreed; that quote from Charlie is brilliant.
And it explains why his daughters and son are such accomplished musicians. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Post Number: 536
|Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 5:56 am: |
One of true "masters." Although not as well known outside of the jazz world, IMHO he ranks right up there with Miles, Parker, Coltrane, Mingus and the other greats. Most people know him for his work with Ornette Coleman, but personally his efforts with Jarrett, Motian, and Redman as well as his own Liberation Music Orchestra stand out as his best. So tasteful, so soulful. It's a shame the world has lost such a gentle and caring soul.
Post Number: 263
|Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 7:18 am: |
Post Number: 11422
|Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 8:34 am: |
Thanks Edwin, and great quote. Nice video choice, John.
Coleman's 1959 album, The Shape of Jazz to Come, with Haden, Don Cherry, and Billy Higgins, is considered an important album in jazz history; and I think Haden's playing is integral to the album's importance. Here is part of a BBC documentary on four great albums that came out in 1959; this part talks about The Shape of Jazz to Come and includes Haden talking about the music the quartet was playing at the time. (The whole documentary on all four albums is great and well worth watching.)
Post Number: 354
|Posted on Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:37 pm: |
Oh my, another bass playing star in heaven... A great loss indeed. My first exposure to Haden´s work was almost by accident, as I as a teenager, was just discovering Pat Metheny´s work in the 1980`s. After listening to some Metheny material in a radio program where a former music teacher of mine was invited as a guest, I went to a record store and in all naiveté asked "Do you have any Pat Metheny record?" to which the clerk answered "Yes, we´ve just got his latest one". It ended up being "Song X", probably the album that took me the longest to understand in my whole life. Haden played there, and still when I was totally uncapable then of understanding what went wrong in there (specially since that was not what I remembered from what I heard on that radio whos -basically "Offramp" and "First Circle", which nave NOTHING in common with "Song X"- I certainly appreciated Haden´s artistry and chops. Years later I was exposed to more material, and with a little more wisdom, I was able to fully appreciate and enjoy it. Again, a sad loss...
Post Number: 264
|Posted on Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 5:35 am: |
Post Number: 1739
|Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 8:45 pm: |
Mr. Haden's obit from Premiere Guitar magazine.
Post Number: 34
|Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 9:03 pm: |
Very nice, Peter. Thanks for posting.
Post Number: 83
|Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 5:59 am: |
One of my earliest influences and a brilliant musician. Man the next ten years is going to be rough on the music bis.
Post Number: 365
|Posted on Friday, July 18, 2014 - 4:17 pm: |
Haden was a true genius. Supercreative, supportive player, comfortable across the entire jazz spectrum, with a deep, warm, powerful sound. A great voice gone.
Post Number: 8211
|Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 - 3:02 pm: |
One of my dad's favorites of all time. Glad we were all able to enjoy his inspired work.