13 gennaio 2015


Importante evento collettivo questa sera alla Town Hall a New York per ricordare il compianto Charlie Haden, scomparso lo scorso luglio. Partecipano anche due storiche formazioni guidate in vita dal grande contrabbassista, il Quartet West e la Liberation Music Orchestra. Di lui ha detto Ornette Coleman: "Charlie would play what it meant to be human, he had a sound that gave people the idea of what music does. When you find that sound that comes from the soul, you can really do something, and Charlie did, he did something for all of us". E Keith Jarrett: "People will always love his playing, but no one will ever imitate him. He was a rare, true original. Perfect intonation, the biggest ears, the warmest, most captivating tone in the history of the jazz bass".

Family and friends, including many jazz greats, will come together to celebrate the life of jazz legend Charlie Haden (1937-2014), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and NEA Jazz Master who is one of the most innovative and influential bassists in the history of jazz. Just as importantly, Haden was a husband, a father, a colleague, a friend, a teacher, and a human being passionately concerned about social justice. He first came to fame as a member of the iconic Ornette Coleman Quartet, and literally changed the way the bass was played. He went on to play with Keith Jarrett and a who’s who of music’s greats, including John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Abbey Lincoln, and so many more. At the same time he formed his iconic bands Liberation Music Orchestra (in 1969) and Quartet West (in 1986) with which he performed and recorded until his untimely passing. In 1982, he founded the Jazz Studies Program at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA.
Among the many performers will be Geri Allen, Kenny Barron, Carla Bley, Jack DeJohnette, Denardo Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Frisell, Ethan Iverson, Josh Haden and the Haden Triplets, Ruth Cameron-Haden, Dr, Maurice Jackson, Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Josh Redman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Brandee Younger, as well as Quartet West with Alan Broadbent, Ernie Watts, Rodney Green, with Scott Colley on bass, and Liberation Music Orchestra with Carla Bley, Tony Malaby, Chris Cheek, Loren Stillman, Michael Rodriguez, Seneca Black, Curtis Fowlkes, Vincent Chancey, Joe Daley, Steve Cardenas, Matt Wilson, with Steve Swallow on bass.

The Town Hall, NYC
123 W 43rd St. New York, NY
http://thetownhall.org/event/624-celebrating-charlie-haden-19372014