Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Remembering Charlie Haden

Charlie Haden, among the most influential bassists in jazz, recently passed away at 76. Above, Haden performed "First Song (For Ruth)," written for his wife, with his longtime band Quartet West, which included Gary Foster, tenor saxophone; Alan Broadbent, piano; and Larence Marable, drums. Haden opened with a solo that set the tenor for this beautiful and contemplative composition.

1 comment:

Michael J. Mand said...

Simply a beautiful piece of music and a fitting tribute to a musician with an absolutely incredible resume.