Charlie Haden dies, aged 76.

2014-07-14 by DrJohn | 14 Comments
Influential jazz bassist Charles Edward Haden, first came into prominence due to his association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman. Born August 6, 1937 in Shenandoah Iowa, he was an
integral part of the album The Shape of Jazz to Come that revolutionized the genre in 1959. During the 70s, Charlie Haden went on to lead the Liberation Music Orchestra
further exploring free jazz ramifications. His list of collaborations included the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Keith Jarret, Pat Metheny.

In 2012 he was inducted into the National Endowment for the Arts class of Jazz Masters. Unable to attend the ceremony due to health issues, his daughter Petra gave an acceptance
speech written by him. The following is an excerpt:

"I learned at a very young age that music teaches you about life. When you're in the midst of improvisation, there is no yesterday and no tomorrow — there is just the moment that
you are in. In that beautiful moment, you experience your true insignificance to the rest of the universe. It is then, and only then, that you can experience your true
significance
".

Charles Edward Haden died in Los Angeles on July 11, 2014.



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danielcardoso
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2014
11535 Comments


That's sad to hear, RIP.

BMDrummer
July 14th 2014
13977 Comments


Damn RIP

ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
July 14th 2014
4408 Comments


Musicians are dropping like flies nowadays. RIP

joshuahuntkc
July 14th 2014
1865 Comments


R.I.P. some of the greatest jazz bass work ever.

ResidentNihilist
July 14th 2014
1292 Comments


yeah one of my inspirations and one of the best, fucking hard rip

Muisc4Life26
July 14th 2014
3452 Comments


horrible news.. RIP.

MO
July 14th 2014
21935 Comments


fucking RIP ugh this sucks

BigPleb
July 14th 2014
51123 Comments


Shitty year for deaths, one of the worst in recent memory.

RIP hard.

tempest--
July 14th 2014
20539 Comments


is there a good year for deaths?

BigPleb
July 14th 2014
51123 Comments


Quit it dude, just saying there have been more artist related deaths this year than I can remember.

wacknizzle
July 14th 2014
14516 Comments


Damn, RIP.

"When you're in the midst of improvisation, there is no yesterday and no tomorrow — there is just the moment that
you are in"

So beautiful, and so true.

Keyblade
July 14th 2014
24810 Comments


Damn, RIP he was an exceptional bassist :[. Gonna jam Beyond the Missouri Sky in his memory

elbaliem
July 14th 2014
1048 Comments


RIP

henryChinaski
July 15th 2014
3867 Comments


RIP Charlie



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