Charlie Haden RIP

I saw the Music Liberation Orchestra play a few days after Obama was elected in 2008, and it was about the most fun I’ve ever had seeing music live.

This is a great story.

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    JGabriel says:

    I used to play Charlie’s records during my college radio shows when I was doing jazz programs, and sometimes on the alternative shows too. Not just a jazz great, but a true American progressive also.

    Rest in peace, Charlie Haden, or, if there is an afterlife, jam the nights away in beautiful noise.

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    Liquid says:

    It’s 0019 and you old duffers have called it. On a Friday!

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    Steeplejack says:

    Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny, “The Moon Song.”

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    satby says:

    @raven: yeah, her columns are a scream for an intervention at this point. The kind thing to do would be bundling her off for a long detox and rehab.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @raven: some people note that these are kids and so we should have a bit of compassion, noting many biblical injunctions against harming children and strangers. Normal people wonder why we aren’t doing more to blow their legs off, sending the message once and for all that we mean business.

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    tybee says:

    tommy ramone died.

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    JPL says:

    @raven: Fortunately the link wasn’t to her column. Peggy would be doing herself a favor, if she would just outsource her work to Sarah Palin.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @raven: Thanx. A lot. I was happily deluded into thinking she was dead. Now I am forced to acknowledge that I still share my planet with her.

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    Wally Ballou says:

    @tybee: I can’t believe they’re all gone. Goddammit.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    Sadness. One of my favorite bass players ever.

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    Denali says:

    Indeed, a great story.

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