August 26, 2014 – 5:04 am

CHARLIE HADEN R.I.P. 1937-2014

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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Hamburg 1991 [no label, 2CD]

Live in Studio 10, Funkhaus des NDR, Hamburg, Germany; June 26, 1991. Excellent FM broadcast.

Dream Keeper (1990) is the third Liberation Orchestra recording from Charlie Haden. Taking the racial and political strife in South Africa and El Salvador as their spiritual focus, Haden and Carla Bley deftly blend South American and African music, jazz, and gospel over the album’s five selections. -

Thanks to hamhen who recorded the show; to jazzrita for sharing it in 2006; and TomP (tom_phillips) for enhancing the sound and sharingthis at Dime.

TomP noted: “I found that some small changes enhanced the sound quality further.”

Thanks also to fastone for the artwork.

fm > cd on trade > flac > dime (jazzrita?) > Edit > TLH (flac6 + SBE/decode check)
Phase offset correction, moved L-channel -1 sample
Cross-mixed channels 99:1 ratio
Increased music volume +1dB above applause
Corrected balance swings on Nkosi Sikelel’I Afrika

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Announcement/Band Introduction CH 2:01 (3.4MB)
Track 102. Nkosi Sikelel’I Afrika - Part A (ANC Anthem) 3:23 (22.5MB)
Track 103. Nkosi Sikelel’I Afrika - Part B 10:32 (17.7MB)
Track 104. Dream Keeper - Part A 10:37 (17.8MB)
Track 105. Dream Keeper - Part B 12:41 (21.3MB)
Track 106. Dream Keeper - Part C 13:04 (22.0MB)
a) Dream Keeper Part I
b) Feliciano Ama
c) Dream Keeper Part II
d) Canto Del Pilon (I)
e) Dream Keeper Part III
f) Canto Del Pilon (II)
g) Hymn Of The Anarchists Women’s Movement
h) Dream Keeper Part IV (CarlaBley, comp)
63 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Rabo De Nube (Tail Of The Tornado) 9:00 (15.1MB)
Track 202. Spiritual 13:03 (21.9MB)
Track 203. Sandino 7:33 (12.7MB)
Track 204. La Passionara - Part A 15:00 (25.2MB)
Track 205. La Passionara - Part B 9:02 (15.2MB)
Track 206. Silence 5:15 (8.8MB)
59 mins

The tracks, Nkosi Sikelel’I Afrika, Dream Keeper and La Passionara have been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Earl Gardner, Tom Harrell, tp
Julian Priester, tb
Sharon Freeman, frh
Joe Daley, tu
Ken McIntyre, as,ss
John Stubblefield, ts,ss,fl
Javon Jackson, ts
Amina Claudine Myers, p
Mick Goodrick, g
Charlie Haden, b
Paul Motian, dr

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