Charlie Haden is dead


Very sad news:

It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Charlie Haden, born August 6, 1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away today at 10:11 Pacific time in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. Ruth Cameron, his wife of 30 years, and his children Josh Haden, Tanya Haden, Rachel Haden and Petra Haden were all by his side.

Tina Pelikan
ECM Records Publicity

Read the full ECM Records press release here.

The legendary bassist was 76, and for the last few years had been suffering from the effects of post-polio syndrome.

There is an obituary in Variety Magazine here.

[Ornette Coleman video via Margo Guryan]

[Liberation Music Orchestra video via Jan Fex]

Listen to more Charlie Haden music on New Jazz United here.

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