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Charlie Haden & Hank Jones: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - from Steal Away, 1995

Amen…

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Charlie Haden 1937 - 2014

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themaninthegreenshirt:

Very sad to hear about the death of Charlie Haden, he was one of the most important bassists, composers and bandleaders in jazz history. 

This Is Our Music - Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden & Ed Blackwell 

Bassist Charlie Haden will always be associated with Ornette Coleman, but he has also had a long and significant solo career.

Charlie Haden moved to Los Angeles in 1957 and immediately became part of the local scene, playing with Hampton Hawes, Elmo Hope, Art Pepper and, most significantly Coleman. Haden worked with Coleman and Don Cherry at the Hillcrest Club with pianist Paul Bley. One of the very few jazz bassists of the time whose playing was beyond chordal, Haden was the perfect musician to play bass with Coleman. He went to New York with Coleman and was on Ornette’s most significant albums. After leaving Coleman (there would be many reunions through the years),

Haden worked with Denny Zeitlin, Archie Shepp and Roswell Rudd. His Liberation Music Orchestra recorded a famous album in 1969, Song for Che. Haden was part of Old and New Dreams, an Ornette Coleman reunion band without Coleman that recorded several albums. He was a key member of the Keith Jarrett Quartet/Quintet during the first half of the 1970s, which matched him with Dewey Redman and Paul Motian. He led two albums of unusual duets, headed a new Liberation Music Orchestra in 1982 (and several times since, including in 2005), and became a very significant jazz educator at Cal Arts.

During the past 20 years, his main group has been Quartet West, a nostalgic and thoughtful bop combo that also includes Ernie Watts, Alan Broadbent and Larance Marable. Charlie Haden has also had important collaborations with Hank Jones, Pat Metheny, Jan Garbarek and Egberto Gismonti, never losing his musical curiosity and desire to stretch himself.

He will be greatly missed

Charles Edward “Charlie” Haden (August 6, 1937 - July 11, 2014)

Charlie Haden 1937 - 2014

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Bobby Womack 1944 - 2014

I shed some tears this morning. It feels like Bobby has been around all my life.  I bought my first BW record when I was still at school and there’s barely a week goes passed without listening to his music. His voice and his songs move me like no other soul singer.  As David Toop wrote this morning on Facebook:

"His songs are a perfect mix to me of innovative ideas, collaborative generosity, emotional honesty, brilliant execution, a paradox of humility and arrogance, experimentation and that thing we don’t know how to talk about, the spike that goes straight into the heart."

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jerkstorecalling:

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep (Rockpalast 1985)

Breakfast funk. Gary in a diaper. Dennis on drums. Michael on guitar. Skeet on bass. Young Germans in the audience.

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secretcinema2:

Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino, 1978 cover design by Arnold Skolnick.

secretcinema2:

Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino, 1978 cover design by Arnold Skolnick.

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Andrew Hill - Illusion from One To One or Mosaic Select 16

I can’t get this out of my head. Simply beautiful. Sampled by Madlib and others too I think.

Andrew Hill – piano, Bennie Maupin - tenor sax, flute, Ron Carter - bass, Mickey Roker - drums, Sanford Allen - violin, Selwart Clarke, Al Brown - viola, Kermit Moore - cello, Rudy van Gelder - engineer, 1969. Blue Note Records

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Arto Lindsay - Blue Eye Shadow from Noon Chill

"Well…it’s all about sex, all the songs."

And there’s a new record!

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Pete La Roca - Love Planet from Turkish Women At The Bath (1967) Chick Corea piano, Walter Booker bass, John Gilmore saxophone

You can really hear the John Gilmore-John Coltrane connection on this song. Who influenced who? To be honest - I couldn’t give a damn …

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shalabiya:

Art from war weapons. Duma, Syria.

We are a people that fight death by creating life.
Regime Mortar shells being used as decoration; how can you defeat a people with such optimism?!

شعب يحارب الموت بصناعة الحياة، لا يجيد سوى التفاؤل ولا يعرف سوى الإستمرار ، أيمكن أن يُهزم ؟

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Gene Parsons on Clarence White:

One night we were playing at the Whisky, and when we were in the dressing room, this really well-dressed black man wearing a hat with a feather in it walks in and says to Clarence, ‘Are you Clarence White?’ And Clarence says, ‘Yeah.’ And the fellow says, ‘Well, I really love the way you play guitar. I’ve been listening to you for years, and you’re one of my favorite players.’ So Clarence says, ‘Wow. Thanks a lot. What did you say your name was?’ The fellow says, ‘I’m Jimi Hendrix.’

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Johnny Jenkins - Blind Bats and Swamp Rats

Some steamy swampy sexy shit and the best song about blind bats ever.

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lareviewofbooks:

“If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up - lift her up. I would ask you, mother and father, brother and sister, lovers, mother and daughter, father and son, lift someone. The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you, as well.” 

 - Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)

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