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Posthumous Charlie Haden Duo Album with Brad Mehldau Now Available
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Posthumous Charlie Haden Duo Album with Brad Mehldau Now Available

Jazz great Charlie Haden passed away four years ago, but we’re fortunate enough to be able to continue enjoying his music. Besides his incredible catalog released during his life, there are new posthumous releases of previously unheard recordings. That’s the case for the new duo album of with pianist Brad Mehldau entitled Long Ago and Far Away. The album captured...

Posthumous Release Captures Charlie Haden Live
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Posthumous Release Captures Charlie Haden Live

The late, great jazz bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba have long been known for the work they did together. Although Haden died in July 2014, there’s still music to be hear from the pair via the album Tokyo Adagio, which captures the best of their 2005 performances at Blue Note Tokyo. The sound is classic. Just listen to...

Jazz Greats to Celebrate the Life and Music of Charlie Haden
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Jazz Greats to Celebrate the Life and Music of Charlie Haden

Charlie Haden had an incredible life full of triumph, tragedy, and – most of all – beautiful music that he shared with the world. His passing earlier this year rocked the jazz community, who remembered his legacy with an outpouring of anecdotes on his impact on their lives. Now everyone is invited to honor Haden’s memory with a special concert...

Previously Unreleased Live Set by Charlie Haden and Jim Hall Available on New Record
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Previously Unreleased Live Set by Charlie Haden and Jim Hall Available on New Record

We lost legendary jazz double bassist Charlie Haden this summer, but he lives on through his music – that includes music that few people have had a chance to hear, until now. The Impulse! label has issued a previously unreleased performance of Haden and jazz guitarist Jim Hall (Hall died in December 2013, just a little more than 6 months...

In Memoriam: Charlie Haden
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In Memoriam: Charlie Haden

American jazz bassist Charlie Haden, who made waves with artists like free jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman and pianist Keith Jarrett, has passed away after a prolonged illness, according to a statement from ECM Records. He was 76. Born in Shenandoah, Iowa in 1937, Haden was raised on a farm and started on bass at an early age. His family had...

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden Team Up for “Last Dance”
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Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden Team Up for “Last Dance”

The jazz duo of Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden have built upon the success of their 2010 record, Jasmine, with the love songs and standards collection, . Double bassist Haden and pianist Jarrett had a close musical partnership through the mid-1970s, and Last Dance – recorded at Jarrett’s home studio – keeps their shows that their reunion has stuck. Love...

Charlie Haden Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Grammys
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Charlie Haden Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Grammys

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards was a very special moment for Charlie Haden as the 75-year-old bassist was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. Over the course of his career, Haden has worked with artists like Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, Keith Jarrett, Alice Coltrane, Joe Henderson, and Michael Brecker, just to name a few. During his acceptance speech, the bassist explained...

Charlie Haden’s and Hank Jones’ Final Collaboration: Come Sunday
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Charlie Haden’s and Hank Jones’ Final Collaboration: Come Sunday

Bassist Charlie Haden and the late pianist Hank Jones teamed up one last time in 2010 to record a new album, nearly sixteen years following the release of their first collaboration, Steal Away. The new album, Come Sunday, is a collection of classic spirituals, hymns and folk songs. The title track is their remake of Duke Ellington’s classic tune of...

NEA Names Charlie Haden As Jazz Master
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NEA Names Charlie Haden As Jazz Master

Charlie Haden has been named as a recipient of the Lifetime Honors award from the National Endowments for the Arts, a recognition they describe as the “nation’s highest honor in the fold and traditional arts.” Haden started playing bass on his family’s folk and country radio show and eventually became a jazz legend, performing with Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman and...

Al Di Meola Releases “Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody”, Featuring Charlie Haden and Victor Miranda
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Al Di Meola Releases “Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody”, Featuring Charlie Haden and Victor Miranda

After reuniting with Return to Forever in 2008, Al Di Meola turned his attention back to his World Sinfonia band, who support the guitarist on his latest effort, Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody. Bassist Victor Miranda backs most of the album, which features Di Meola switching from acoustic to electric and back, with some MIDI guitar thrown in. Charlie Haden makes...