8/6/1937 - 7/11/2014
Remembering the life, death and legacy of singer Charlie Haden
NEW YORK (AP) - 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, has died. He was 76.
Haden's wife of 30 years, singer Ruth Cameron, and his four children were by his side when he died Friday in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness, said publicist Tina Pelikan of ECM Records.
Haden's career was marked by the triumph of beauty...