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Posted on 07/18/2014 2:54:38 PM PDT by real saxophonist
One of the most versatile and influential bassists in jazz history, Charlie Haden, died at age 76 yesterday, July 11, in Los Angeles. Post-polio syndrome, an illness that affects the nervous system of polio survivors, of which Haden was one, was the cause.
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I won't say RIP, 'cause he's gonna be up there jammin' with the boys.
Not the gig I saw them at, but you get the idea.
I enjoy his music even if he was a hardcore leftist.
He was great. Very sad.
He and Scot LaFaro were close friends. I’ve just finished reading “Jade Visions,” the biography written by Scotty’s sister. It’s one of the better jazz biographies and has a lot of descriptions of his gigs and sessions. Highly recommended.
Wow. Sad. :( RIP. He sure knw how to work a sax.
Played a lot with my musical hero, Pat Metheny.
One of my favorite Haden/Metheny collaborations.
Story From a Stranger
And yes, Haden was about as hardcore leftist as they come.
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