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Charlie Haden…………Bass Virtuoso Dies

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The bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman’s groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, died on Friday in Los Angeles.He was 76.

9afc9411-3cb9-4428-801d-f56c8460ad1c-460x276 Haden turned to the double bass after losing his singing voice to polio as a teenager when he was performing with the Haden Family country band.

The onset of post-polio syndrome in late 2010 forced him to stop performing publicly, although he played at home to his favourite recordings as well as with visiting musician friends such as the guitarist Pat Metheny and pianist Alan Broadbent.

During his career, Haden’s lyrical bass playing could be heard in a broad range of musical genres, ranging from jazz to country to world music. 51C67K0aRnL._AA160_ “I want to take people away from the ugliness and sadness around us every day and bring…

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