Charlie Haden

Charlie Haden

jazz, bass, modern jazz, jazz bass, free jazz

Charles Edward "Charlie" Haden (August 6, 1937 – July 11, 2014) was an American jazz double bass player, known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, pianist Keith Jarrett, and his Liberation Music Orchestra, a group he co-led with pianist Carla Bley. Haden was born in Shenandoah, Iowa, and was raised on a farm. His family was exceptionally musical; they performed together frequently on the radio, playing country music and American folk songs as the Haden Family Band.

The Ballad of the Fallen [1983]
  • 1. Els Segadors (The Reapers) (4:13)
  • 2. The Ballad of the Fallen (4:19)
  • 3. If You Want to Write Me (Si Me Quieres Escribir) (3:55)
  • 4. Grandola Vila Morena (2:11)
  • 5. Introduction To People (3:55)
  • 6. The People United Will Never Be Defeated (El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido!) (1:37)
  • 7. Silence (6:49)
  • 8. Too Late (8:20)
  • 9. La Pasionaria (24:03)
  • 10. La Santa Espina (6:58)

The Ballad of the Fallen is a jazz album by bassist Charlie Haden, recorded in 1982 and released in 1983. The album was voted "Jazz album of the year" in Down Beat magazine's 1984 critic's poll. Haden and Bley also placed first in that 1984 poll's Acoustic Bass and Composer categories, respectively. The album is in fact the second by Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra, the follow-up to their 1969 Liberation Music Orchestra. Carla Bley, Don Cherry Read more on Last.fm.