Charlie Haden Documentary Streaming For Free Until April 5

Charlie Haden

If you’re looking for some inspiring bass material to watch during your quarantine, director Reto Caduff has you covered. His 2009 documentary, Charlie Haden: Rambling Boy, is available for free streaming via Vimeo until April 5th.

The film details the life and work of the bassist, who passed away in 2014. He wore many hats: musician, bandleader, composer, producer, educator, political activist, and family man. “Throughout his career, Haden has constantly sought to transcend the boundaries of modern music,” the film’s website explains. “Widely considered to be among the greatest ever jazz bassists, Haden has contributed pivotal music to a stunning scope of genres: avant-garde, small group, big band, world music, folk, and gospel, to name but a few.”

Haden’s unique story began in Shenandoah, Iowa on a farm with his family, who had a radio show. He performed country and folk with them, eventually picking up the bass and expanding his palette to include jazz and classical. His resume includes work with Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett, Art Pepper, and many more.

Check out the film on Vimeo.

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  1. MikeyM.

    WoW, what a cool li’l gem that was – thanks Kevin!