RIP, Charlie Haden by PETER HUM More from Peter Hum Published on: July 11, 2014 Last Updated: July 11, 2014 4:38 PM EDT

Very sad news:

It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Charlie Haden, born August 6, 1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away today at 10:11 Pacific time in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. Ruth Cameron, his wife of 30 years, and his children Josh Haden, Tanya Haden, Rachel Haden and Petra Haden were all by his side.

Tina Pelikan
ECM Records Publicity

OTTAWA--06/27/08--Bassist Charlie Haden. The  Charlie Haden Quartet West, performs on the Main Stage as part of the the Ottawa International Jazz Festival in Confederation Park. Photo by John Major,

OTTAWA–06/27/08–Bassist Charlie Haden. The Charlie Haden Quartet West, performs on the Main Stage as part of the the Ottawa International Jazz Festival in Confederation Park. Photo by John Major,

The legendary bassist was 76, and for the last few years had been suffering from the effects of post-polio syndrome. Haden, who performed in Confederation Park in 2008 with his Quartet West band, had been considerably weakened since 2011 – almost unable to swallow, and definitely unable to perform.

For now, just one clip to remember Haden by. There will be more.
Rest in peace, Charlie Haden.

This post will be updated with reaction….

 

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