Tag Archives: Charlie Haden

Liberation Music Orchestra

Liberation Music Orchestra came together in 1969 under the direction of Charlie Haden, inspired by songs of the Spanish Civil War, playing music arranged by Carla Bley in protest at the American war in Vietnam. This recording is of a … Read more

For Don Cherry

Don Cherry would have been 80 today. I can’t let it pass without posting a little tribute. This film was recorded live at the Empire Theatre, Paris in 1979. Don plays doussn’gouni, pocket trumpet, piano, and he also sings. I’m … Read more

Happy House

Happy House: Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell When we drove to Italy last summer I thought our journey should have an Italian soundtrack, so I loaded the car with all the Italian music I could find. It … Read more

For Charlie Haden

I first knew Charlie Haden from his Liberation Music Orchestra in 1970. It still stands as my favourite album. I later discovered his work with Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Carla Bley, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Alice Coltrane, Bill Frisell, Geri … Read more

Charlie’s Angels

I got this from Richard Williams. I couldn’t resist reframing it here. A short promotional video for an album of beautiful close harmony singing by The Haden Triplets – that could only be achieved from sharing a lifetime of sisterly … Read more

Nkosi Sikelel’i Afrika

For Nelson Mandela. Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra. Suggested by Richard Williams.

Sounds And Silence

This is a short trailer for the film Sounds And Silence from 2009. It is subtitled Travels With Manfred Eicher and it tells the story of his record label, Editions of Contemporary Music, following him over five years as he … Read more

For Paul Motian

I only just heard of his death. I wasn’t paying attention. 1931-2011. I first heard him with Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden. His way of playing was unique. Such a sad loss. I can’t write an obituary but there are … Read more