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Charlie Haden
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Background information
Birth name Charles Edward Haden
Born (1937-08-06)August 6, 1937
Shenandoah, Iowa, United States
Died July 11, 2014(2014-07-11) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Free jazz, mainstream jazz, post-bop, hard bop, folk-jazz
Occupation(s) Double bassist, composer
Instruments Double bass
Years active 1957–2014
Associated acts Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, Paul Motian, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Alice Coltrane

Charles Edward "Charlie" Haden (August 6, 1937 – July 11, 2014) was an American jazz double bass player. He was 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 died in Los Angeles on July 11, 2014 after complications from polio, aged 76.


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