CHARLIE HADEN - PARIS 1972 [R.I.P. 1937-2014]

July 12, 2014 – 3:48 pm

Charlie Haden, a legendary jazz bassist and original member of the Ornette Coleman Quartet, died on Friday (July 11, 2014) after a prolonged battle with an undisclosed illness, according to his label, ECM. He was 76. Born in Shenandoah, Iowa in 1937 and raised on a farm, Haden helped to revolutionize double bass playing in jazz music as a member of saxophonist Coleman’s free jazz quartet in the late 1950s. A bout with polio at 15 damaged nerves in Haden’s vocal cords and ended his singing career, but he continued to play the bass. Haden also collaborated with artists like John Coltrane, Don Cherry, Alice Coltrane, Billy Higgins, Chet Baker and Pat Metheny, among many others. In 1967, Haden joined pianist Keith Jarrett’s ensemble, becoming a key member of the troupe before forming the band Old and New Dreams with Cherry. Haden also founded the Liberation Music Orchestra in 1969 with composer Carla Bley, which blended experimental jazz with political activism.

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Paris 1972 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Studio 104, Maison de la Radio, Paris, France; June 9, 1972. Excellent FM broadcast.

Thanks to cosmikd for sharing the tracks at Dime.

Le concert du Studio 104 de la Maison de Radio France, conservé dans les archives de l’Ina, n’avait jamais été diffusé dans son intégralité. Un sommet de générosité, de lyrisme échevelé, de créativité bouillonnante qu’il fallait restituer tel quel… Keith Jarrett y joue également du saxophone soprano, comme il le faisait à l’époque. Le répertoire provient pour l’essentiel des albums « Birth » et « Expectations », enregistrés avec le quartet l’année précédente.

Here is a rough translation:

The concert of Studio 104 of the Maison de Radio France, preserved in the archives of Ina, was never broadcast in its entirety. A summit of generosity, lyricism, bubbling creativity… Keith Jarrett also played soprano saxophone, as he did at the time. The repertoire is mostly drawn from Birth and Expectations, recorded the previous year.

FM > Edirol R-09 (WAV) > Wavelab > FLAC (level 8, sector align)
Broadcast: Nuit Keith Jarrett, France Musique, May 9, 2010

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Disc 1 (Suite 1)
Track 101. Coral 7:51 (13.2MB)
Track 102. Forget Your Memories (And They’ll Remember You) 18:23 (30.9MB)
Track 103. Take Me Back 9:33 (16.0MB)
Track 104. Standing Outside 6:04 (10.2MB)
Track 105. Track V 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 106. Piece For Ornette 6:02 (10.1MB)
53 mins

Disc 2 (Suite 2)
Track 201. Common Mama 13:08 (22.1MB)
Track 202. Moonchild 7:34 (12.7MB)
Track 203. The Magician In You 9:12 (15.5MB)
Track 204. Follow The Crooked Path 12:37 (21.2MB)
Track 205. Expectations 10:02 (16.9MB)
Track 206. Applause 1:50 (3.1MB)
Track 207. The Circular Letter (For JK) 6:56 (11.6MB)
62 mins

Keith Jarrett - piano, soprano sax, wooden flute, tambourine
Charlie Haden - double bass
Paul Motian - drums

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  1. 5 Responses to “CHARLIE HADEN - PARIS 1972 [R.I.P. 1937-2014]”

  2. Thanks for this Big O
    Big fan of Keith Jarrett’s keyboard work and this trio always struck me as the epitome of what a jazz trio should be! Motian and Haden’s backdrop to the work of Jarrett is without peer it seems to me

    So this is timely and sad but a joy to listen to . . .

    By swappers on Jul 12, 2014

  3. This looks fantastic, thank you for the music.

    By peter on Jul 12, 2014

  4. Was just listening to the new Jarrett / Haden album as I stumbled onto this. Very sad, but one hell of a legacy. And swappers is right about the epitome of jazz trio…..

    By rick on Jul 12, 2014

  5. a perfect tribute to one of the giants of jazz. rest in peace, Charlie Haden…

    By Bill on Jul 13, 2014

  6. I’ve been listening to this one all weekend and it’s great, thanks for sharing!

    By Mark on Feb 23, 2015

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