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March 28, 2013
The bassist Charlie Haden is a living legend of jazz, and because of health reasons he hasn't performed often. But on the occasion of his lifetime achievement Grammy, several whip-smart L.A. jazz musicians including Bob Sheppard, Billy Childs, Peter Erskine and Darek Oles will pay him tribute by performing from his catalog. Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City. 8 p.m. Sat., $25-$50. Vitellosjazz.com .
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February 10, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
What possible street cred could there be in a roots-country record sung by three New York-born, Los Angeles-reared sisters and produced by a guy who grew up in Santa Monica? Plenty, when the singers are Petra, Tanya and Rachel Haden, the triplet daughters of jazz luminary Charlie Haden, and that producer happens to be Ry Cooder. It's worth knowing that before the triplets' dad earned his stripes in the jazz world, Charlie spent many years performing country music with his family throughout the Midwest - a history he tapped in his 2008 album, "Rambling Boy," for which Tanya and Rachel were along for the musical ride.
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December 11, 2013 | By Chris Barton
It's a grim reality, but there's one thing you don't expect from Charlie Haden on stage in 2013, and that's a lot of conversation. Stricken by post-polio syndrome since late 2010 (Haden was first diagnosed with a bulbar form of the disease around his throat and facial muscles at 15), his voice was said to be just about gone heading into a Tuesday night performance at REDCAT. The 76-year-old bassist-composer was there to conduct CalArts musicians through his work with his own socially conscious, large ensemble, the Liberation Music Orchestra.
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December 16, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Though still-itinerant while waiting for a planned new home in Culver City, the Jazz Bakery was awarded an NEA Art Works Grant of $15,000, which will be put toward staging three shows with ensembles led by Ron Carter, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akioshi. Scheduled for 2014, the concerts will also include a master class and a pre-concert lecture from the three NEA Jazz Masters.  The shows will be presented as part of the bakery's ongoing Movable Feast concert series, and dates and times for the concerts have yet to be finalized.
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January 25, 1998 | Don Heckman
In June and July of 1989, bassist Charlie Haden was accorded an unusual honor at the 10th Montreal Jazz Festival. A series of eight concerts, titled "The Charlie Haden Sessions" and presented over a period of nine consecutive days, featured him in a wide array of musical encounters with outstanding contemporary jazz artists.
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August 30, 1992 | LEONARD FEATHER
CHARLIE HADEN "Haunted Heart" Verve * * * Haden's notes tell us that this CD was conceived "as if it were a film telling a story." This may be very clear in Haden's mind, but to some listeners the narrative and continuity will be puzzling.
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July 4, 1989 | JOSEF WOODARD
French being this city's official language, the California tourist is liable to suffer mild culture shock facing indecipherable traffic signs, menus or, on a movie marquee, "Cheri, J'ai Reduit Les Enfants" (a.k.a. "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids"). But the one untranslatable word that leaps out downtown this week is jazz .
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November 17, 2009
EVENTS An Evening With John Cleese The "Monty Python" alumnus discusses his hilarious life and career. The Academy Award nominee shares the humorous sides of his many problems and dilemmas, including his latest plan for world peace. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. 8 p.m. $50. (562) 985-7000. MOVIES "Withnail and I" With the 1986 British cult classic "Withnail and I" screening at Cinefamily and Werner Herzog's new "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" opening this Friday, the theaters will be flush with odes to bad living.
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March 8, 1998 | Don Heckman
Pianist Kenny Barron's continuing series of first-rate musical outings produces yet another impressive performance in this perfectly titled, spontaneous partnership with bassist Charlie Haden. They have recorded together before--most notably on Barron's Grammy-nominated 1995 "Wanton Spirit"--but never in the stark, musically demanding setting of bass and piano alone.
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August 6, 2001 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bassist Charlie Haden is no stranger to the extended family of Spanish and Portuguese culture. Over the last three-plus decades, he has ventured into collaborations with musicians from Argentina, Cuba, Portugal and Brazil, has written tunes with a Spanish flavor and has drawn on songs from the Spanish Civil War for the repertoire of his Liberation Music Orchestra.
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December 11, 2013 | By Chris Barton
It's a grim reality, but there's one thing you don't expect from Charlie Haden on stage in 2013, and that's a lot of conversation. Stricken by post-polio syndrome since late 2010 (Haden was first diagnosed with a bulbar form of the disease around his throat and facial muscles at 15), his voice was said to be just about gone heading into a Tuesday night performance at REDCAT. The 76-year-old bassist-composer was there to conduct CalArts musicians through his work with his own socially conscious, large ensemble, the Liberation Music Orchestra.
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December 9, 2013 | By Chris Barton
You can't talk about modern jazz without talking about Charlie Haden. The bassist who forged a woodsy backbone for groundbreaking recordings with Ornette Coleman and later went on to found the jazz program at CalArts, Haden has been in poor health since the onset of post-polio syndrome in 2010 -- a disease that first struck him at 15 years old. PHOTOS: Grammys 2014 concert highlights As a result, Haden hasn't performed in...
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May 5, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Sometimes, you can tell a lot about a show based on its audience. In addition to drawing an inspiringly big, deeply attentive crowd to Royce Hall to close out the first season for the newly named Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (and new Executive Artistic Director Kristy Edmunds), Saturday's double bill of the Bad Plus with the Brad Mehldau Trio also drew bassist and educator Charlie Haden, whose presence was humbly recognized from the stage by Mehldau early in his set. The impression Haden has left on jazz is impossible to fully capture over a wealth of landmark recordings from the likes of Ornette Coleman, Keith Jarrett and Paul Motian, and his presence despite recent struggles with post-polio syndrome marked a quiet indicator of the level these acts have reached over long careers of pushing the jazz tradition forward.
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March 28, 2013
The bassist Charlie Haden is a living legend of jazz, and because of health reasons he hasn't performed often. But on the occasion of his lifetime achievement Grammy, several whip-smart L.A. jazz musicians including Bob Sheppard, Billy Childs, Peter Erskine and Darek Oles will pay him tribute by performing from his catalog. Vitello's, 4349 Tujunga Avenue, Studio City. 8 p.m. Sat., $25-$50. Vitellosjazz.com .
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November 19, 2009
Charlie Haden concert: An item in the Happening Today column in Tuesday's Calendar on Charlie Haden's concert at Disney Hall said the bassist was performing with his sisters Tanya, Rachel and Petra. Haden performed with his daughters Tanya, Rachel and Petra.
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November 17, 2009
EVENTS An Evening With John Cleese The "Monty Python" alumnus discusses his hilarious life and career. The Academy Award nominee shares the humorous sides of his many problems and dilemmas, including his latest plan for world peace. Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach. 8 p.m. $50. (562) 985-7000. MOVIES "Withnail and I" With the 1986 British cult classic "Withnail and I" screening at Cinefamily and Werner Herzog's new "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" opening this Friday, the theaters will be flush with odes to bad living.
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August 6, 1995 | Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Fisher is a frequent contributor to Calendar
'The running joke this week," says Raiford Rogers, co-artistic director of Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, "is our new slogan: 'Chamberettes Are Cool.' I remind the dancers that technique is important and expression's important, but what we really want is for you to be cool at all costs." Is he kidding? Absolutely. Well, sort of--he's laughing, but he's also seriously grappling with the cool concept, choreographing a jazz noir ballet.
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August 17, 2002 | HOWARD REICH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
On a typical night, the crowd never really pipes down at the Blue Note, where tourists from around the world converge six nights a week to see the biggest names in jazz. But on this evening, the audience is practically holding its breath, the waitresses have stopped serving drinks, and the blenders have fallen silent, along with the cash register, the phones and anything else that might shatter the mood.
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January 23, 2009 | Chris Barton
There may be no greater ambassador for jazz these days than L.A.'s adopted son Charlie Haden. Haden's nearly 40-year career has encompassed such genres as free jazz, Portuguese fado and vintage country -- the last of which is featured on his latest album, "Rambling Boy" -- not to mention a consistently revolving roster of sidemen and bandleaders that reads like a list from some imaginary jazz hall of fame.
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September 23, 2008 | Randy Lewis; August Brown; Ann Powers
Charlie Haden Rambling Boy (Decca) * * * The disconnect between the worlds of jazz and country music was crystallized many years ago when celebrated drummer Buddy Rich was in the hospital. Just before going into surgery, Rich was asked by a nurse if he was allergic to anything. "Yes," Rich famously replied. "Country and western music." Fortunately, not all jazz masters share his view. Renowned jazz bassist Charlie Haden comes by his affinity for country honestly.
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