Category Archives: Charlie Haden

Play Time

RUSHOUR BROKEN SHADOWS Old and New Dreams Playing ECM : 1980 Dewey Redman, tenor sax, musette; Don Cherry, trumpet; Charlie Haden, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums. Is it possible this group is underappreciated? That instead of being recognized as a jazz… Continue reading

Category Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman, Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell, Old and New Dreams

Nobody Knows what Britney Knows

LONELY WOMAN Charlie Haden and Paul Motian, featuring Geri Allen Etudes Soul Note : 1988 GA, piano; GH, bass; PM, drums. One of the great versions of this classic Ornette Coleman ballad. Is it ironic that the song is rendered… Continue reading

Category Charlie Haden, Geri Allen, Paul Motian

Mellow Gold (Part Two)

THE GOLDEN NUMBER SHEPP’S WAY Charlie Haden The Golden Number A&M : 1977 Jazz Loft CH, bass; Ornette Coleman, trumpet (on “The Golden Number”); Archie Shepp, tenor sax (on “Shepp’s Way”). Gold Fever, y’all: We’re back with another installment of… Continue reading

Category Archie Shepp, Charlie Haden, Ornette Coleman

The New Digits

OUT OF FOCUS TURNAROUND Charlie Haden The Golden Number A&M : 1977 CH, bass; Don Cherry, trumpet, percussion (on “Out of Focus”); Hampton Hawes, piano (on “Turnaround”). New Year’s numerology: While De La Soul reminds us that three is the… Continue reading

Category Charlie Haden, Don Cherry, Hampton Hawes