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Liberation Music OrchestraA fascinating reissue that comfortably straddles the lines of jazz, folk, and world music, working up a storm by way of a jazz protest album that points toward the Spanish Civil War in particular and the Vietnam War in passing. Haden leads the charge and contributes material, but the real star here may in fact be Carla Bley, who arranged numbers, wrote several, and contributed typically brilliant piano work.1. The Introduction
2. Song Of The United Front
3. El Quinto Regimento / Los Cuatro Generales / Viva La Quince Brigada
4. The Ending To The First Side
5. Song For Chè
6. War Orphans
7. The Interlude (Drinking Music)
8. Circus '68 '69
9. We Shall Overcome$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
This Is Our Music
Pressed On Two 180gram Audiophile-Grade Lps At Pallas Group In Germany
Mastered From Original Analog Tapes At 45rpm By Bernie Grundman
Housed In A Stoughton Case-Wrapped Gatefold Jacket
Ornette Coleman Quartet Features Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, & Ed Blackwell
With two landmark albums already under its belt, the
Ornette Coleman Quartet spent nearly a year out of
the studio before reconvening for This Is Our Music.
The album features Coleman on alto, Don Cherry on
trumpet, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on
drums. "All in all, This Is Our Music keeps one of the
hottest creative streaks in jazz history going strong"
(AllMusic). This essential edition of Coleman's fifth
album was mastered from original analog tapes at
45RPM by Bernie Grundman, pressed on two 180gram
LPs, and is housed in an old school style Stoughton
case-wrapped gatefold jacket.1. Blues Connotation
2. Beauty Is A Rare Thing
4. Embraceable You
6. Humpty Dumpty
7. Folk Tale$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I BelieveTranslucent Orange Colored Vinyl
Limited Edition - 1000 Copies
The third album, I Believe, was released in 2001, after which Haden took an extended break from the band, recording a solo album for Dreamworks Records (later released on his own Diamond Soul Recordings).
"Strip most music of its fashionable, genre-specific accoutrements and there's precious little left. Except country, perhaps. It's with this in mind that Los Angelenos Spain go about their lovelorn business. There are no frills, no zeitgeist nods here, just the simplicity of the strum, the slide and the hushed confessions of Josh Haden - son of jazz bassist Charlie and disciple of the songwriter's old skool.
"Three albums in, 'I Believe' is a substantial offering awash with humble entreaties and doe-eyed, lounge affectations. Sure, the moniker may flirt outrageously with Monsieur Schmaltz, but there really are some sweet, sweet sounds lurking beneath the initially perceived pretence. The slow-mo beauty of 'Mary' showcases Haden's almost electronic, pitch-perfect coo (and with all genre gimmicks gone, the voice has to be exact), while the self-explanatory, nu-prairie hum of 'You Were Meant For Me' betrays a romantic absolutism that Nick Cave would be proud of.1. She Haunts My Dreams
2. Born To Love Her
3. You Were Meant For Me
4. Do You See The Light
6. Make Your Body Move
7. I Believe
8. Oh That Feeling
9. If We Kissed
10. Long Time Ago$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ECM-2508xKeith Jarrett / Charlie Haden
Last DanceKeith Jarrett: piano
Charlie Haden: double bass
Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden broaden the scope of their duo project to showcase jazz classics like Thelonious Monk's "Round Midnight" and Bud
Powell's spritely "Dance Of The Infidels". Love songs, however, are to the fore in this selection, with tender versions of "My Old Flame", "My Ship", "It
Might As Well Be Spring", "Everything Happens To Me", and "Every Time We Say Goodbye" as well as alternate takes of "Where Can I Go Without You"
and "Goodbye", every bit as touching as the Jasmine renditions. "When we play together it's like two people singing", said Jarrett of his reunion with
Haden. The intentions of the song are honored, the shades of meaning in a melody or a lyric explored instrumentally. As Charlie Haden put it, "Keith really
listens, and I listen. That's the secret. It's about listening."The music of Last Dance was recorded at Keith Jarrett's home studio.1. My Old Flame
2. My Ship
3. 'Round Midnight
4. Dance of the Infidels
5. It Might As Well Be Spring
6. Everything Happens to Me
7. Where Can I Go Without You
8. Every Time We Say Goodbye
9. Goodbye$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Arbour Zena"I consider this one of my most richly lyrical and consistently inspired works," wrote Keith Jarrett of "Mirrors", the almost half-hour long concluding piece on Arbour Zena. "Jan Garbarek's contribution is irreplaceable and ecstatic." It is easy to agree that Arbour Zena as a whole is one of Jarrett's most exceptional albums. Evocative writing for strings, beautiful playing by Keith and Jan and by Charlie Haden at his most soulful, and a glowing panoramic production make this 1975 recording one of the finest of the early ECMs.
Keith Jarrett (piano)
Jan Garbarek (soprano and tenor saxophones)
Charlie Haden (bass)
Members of Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mladen Gutesha (conductor)
Recorded October 19751. Runes
2. Solara March
3. Mirrors$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Treasure IslandTreasure Island, released in early 1974, was the second of two albums pianist and composer Keith Jarrett recorded for Impulse Records -- the first was Fort Yawuh, issued a year earlier. Cut at Generation Sound Studios in New York City, the band consisted of Jarrett on piano and soprano saxophone, Dewey Redman on tenor, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Paul Motian.1. The Rich (And The Poor)
2. Blue Streak
3. Fullsuvollivus (Fools Of All Of Us)
4. Treasure Island
5. Introduction And Yaqui Indian Folk Song
6. Le Mistral
7. Angles (Without Edges)
8. Sister Fortune$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Shape Of Jazz To ComeRanked #246 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Quartet Includes Don Cherry and Charlie Haden
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes on 180 Gram Vinyl
1959's landscape-shifting The Shape of Jazz to Come is true to its title. Switching from tenor to alto sax, Ornette Coleman creates free jazz, a language where chords structures are absent and harmony gives way to improvisational whims. The Atlantic set finds Coleman collaborating with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins in making a masterful work free of any identifiable chord structures. Nonetheless, melodies remain, as do engrossing repetitions of main themes.
ORG Music brings the breakthrough arrangements and magnificent colors to life in a way no one's experienced since the LP was recorded. Mastered from the original master tapes, this life-changing music has never sounded so alive and dynamic. This is a must.1. Lonely Woman
4. Focus on Sanity
6. Chronology$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Survivors' SuiteThe Survivors' Suite, recorded in 1976, is the crowning achievement of Keith Jarrett's "American Quartet" with Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian, and one of the all-time enduring masterpieces in the ECM catalogue. Melody Maker: "The Survivors' Suite is a brilliantly organized and full-blooded work which provides the perfect setting for all four talents. This is a very complete record. It creates its own universe and explores it thoroughly, leaving the listener awed and satisfied... An unashamedly ardent album, Jarrett's very finest." The Wire: "The labyrinthine composition seems to redefine 'intensity' each time it turns a corner. The drive toward the climax of Side Two is among the most moving in modern music, Dewey Redman absolutely titanic over the surging rhythms."
Keith Jarrett (piano)
Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone, percussion)
Charlie Haden (double bass)
Paul Motian (drums, percussion)1. Beginning
2. Conclusion$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Somewhere BeforeSomewhere Before is a live album by pianist Keith Jarrett recorded on August 30 & 31, 1968 at Shelly's Manne- Hole in Hollywood, California. It features Charlie Haden on double bass and Paul Motian on drums. The trio covers Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages" in an attractive, semi-funky style. "Pretty Ballad" is exactly what the title implies; Jazz hardly gets more subtle and beautiful than this. "Moving Soon" is a chaotic Free Jazz jam. In "New Rag" we begin to hear the distinctive Jarrett style. As an example of early, unfocused Jarrett, this is simply fascinating material.1. My Back Pages
2. Pretty Ballad
3. Moving Soon
4. Somewhere Before
5. New Rag
6. A Moment For Tears
7. Pout's Over (And The Day's Not Through)
8. Dedicated To You
9. Old Rag$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Petra Goes To The MoviesPetra Haden's wondrous new album Petra Goes to the Movies offers a one of a kind opportunity to experience film scores in an extraordinary new way. Epic and evocative scores have been ingeniously recreated utilizing layers of remarkably inventive vocals. Far from a mere novelty, these interpretations retain all the emotional resonance of the originals. Out this January 22 via Anti-, Petra Goes to the Movies features Haden, a highly regarded session musician (Foo Fighters, Beck, the Decemberists) and former member of That Dog, delivering a cappella versions of scores from films such as Psycho, Rebel Without A Cause, Taxi Driver, Superman and more. Haden, who hails from a musical family that includes her father, distinguished jazz bassist Charlie Haden, has a history of working a capella; in 2005, at the suggestion of bassist Mike Watt, she recorded and released an a-cappella rendition of the Who's pop masterwork The Who Sell Out to widespread acclaim. Upon hearing the record, Pete Townshend telephoned Haden to enthusiastically thank her, proclaiming her version of his album "beautiful."
Petra Goes to the Movies is the culmination of Haden's lifelong love for both vocal interpretation and movie music: "The idea of interpreting music with my voice started when I was little," she explains. "I would hear music around the house and mimic the instruments with my voice. And I love movies but my favorite thing about them has always been the soundtracks. When people hear this record I want them to feel what I felt when I first saw the film, even if they've never seen it."
In addition to Haden's multi layered vocals, the record features notable guest appearances by jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell.1. Rebel Without A Cause Main Title - Rebel Without A
2. God's Lonely Man - Taxi Driver
3. Cool Hand Luke Main Title - Cool Hand Luke
4. Cinema Paradiso - Cinema Paradiso
5. A Fistful Of Dollars Theme - A Fistful Of Dollars
6. Psycho Main Title - Psycho
7. Goldfinger Main Title - Goldfinger
8. Carlotta's Galop - 8 1/2
9. It Might Be You - Tootsie
10. The Planet Krypton - Superman
11. Superman Theme - Superman
12. My Bodyguard - My Bodyguard
13. Pascal's Waltz - Big Night
14. Calling You - Bagdad CafÉ
15. Hand Covers Bruise - The Social Network
16. This Is Not America - The Falcon and the Snowman$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ExpectationsExpectations (1972) is an essential Free Jazz album by the pianist, saxophonist, and composer Keith Jarrett. The album shows that Keith Jarrett was an ambitious, multi-talented threat to be reckoned with.
Jarrett again turns his early eclecticism loose - from Gospel-tinged Soul-Jazz to atonal Avant-Garde -yet this time he does it with an exuberance and expansiveness that puts his previous solo work in the shade.
Common Mama, Take Me Back, and Nomads are the most invigorating tracks, containing Latin, Jazz and Electric Jazz-Rock influences.
In addition to Jarrett, musicians on the recording include Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Paul Motian (drums), Sam Brown (guitar), and Airto Moreira (percussion). It was produced by George Avakian.LP1
2. Common Mama
3. The Magician In You
6. Take Me Back
7. The Circular Letter (For J.K.)
3. Bring Back The Time When (If)
4. There Is A Road (God's River)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
80/81Pat Metheny's credibility with the jazz community went way up with the release of this package, a superb two-LP collaboration with a quartet of outstanding jazz musicians that dared to be uncompromising at a time when most artists would have merely continued pursuing their electric commercial successes. From the disbanded Keith Jarrett American quartet came bassist Charlie Haden and tenor Dewey Redman - who alternates with and occasionally plays alongside tenor Michael Brecker - and Jack DeJohnette provides more combustible drumming than Metheny had ever experienced on record before. Yet Metheny's off-kilter wandering on solo electric guitar is a comfortable fit for the post-bop rhythmic crosscurrents of this music. Indeed, Haden and Metheny are in total sympathy, perhaps celebrating their mutual Missouri roots, and Metheny's difficult Pretty Scattered - which he mockingly described as Guitar Revenge! - nearly manages to stump even Redman and Brecker. The first of the Two Folk Songs is a great example of the Metheny folk-jazz fusion, with furious strummed guitar underpinning Brecker's melodic line and excursions on the outside and DeJohnette's spectacular drums. Another remarkable track is Open, a group improvisation that finds DeJohnette shaping the track's direction with a pushing solo and Metheny and the saxes emerging at the end. The two original LPs were organized so that the more distinctive Metheny fusions were on sides one and four and the overt jazz tracks occupied sides two and three.1. Two Folk Songs
2. 1st Pat Metheny
3. 2nd Charlie Haden
5. The Bat
6. Turn Around
8. Pretty Scattered
9. Every day (I Thank You)
10. Goin' Ahead$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Avant-Garde (Mono Remaster)Mono Remaster
This album is rightfully co-credited to Don Cherry (trumpet), who ably trades blows with John Coltrane (tenor/soprano sax) throughout. The Avant-Garde also boasts the debut studio recording of Coltrane playing soprano sax -- on The Blessing -- in addition to his continuing advancements on tenor.
Although these tracks were recorded during the summer of 1960, they remained shelved for nearly six years.
Joining Coltrane and Cherry are essentially the rest of the members of the Ornette Coleman Quartet, Ed Blackwell (drums) and Charlie Haden (bass) on Cherryco and The Blessing, as well as Percy Heath (bass) on the remaining three selections. This is fitting, as over half of the album consists of early Coleman compositions. Coltrane's integration into this band works with some extraordinarily fresh results. Neither Cherry nor Coltrane makes any radical departures on this album; however, it's the ability of each to complement the other both in terms of modal style and -- perhaps more importantly -- texture that lends heavily to the success of these sides. Cherry's brisk and somewhat nasal intonations on The Blessing mimic those of Miles Davis, albeit with shorter flourishes and heavily improvised lines. When combined with Coltrane's well-placed -- if not somewhat reserved -- solos, the mutual value of both is dramatically increased. Blackwell -- the only other musician besides Cherry and Coltrane to be featured on every track -- provides some non-conventional percussive accompaniment. His contributions to The Blessing and workout on the aptly titled Focus on Sanity are primal.
- Lindsay Planer (AllMusic.com)1. Cherryco (Mono Version)
2. Focus On Sanity (Mono Version)
3. The Blessing (Mono Version)
4. The Invisible (Mono Version)
5. Bemsha Swing (Mono Version)$21.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
When You Wish Upon A StarBill Frisell (born 1951) is one of the leading guitarists in Jazz since the late 1980s. Frisell's eclectic music touches on Progressive Folk, Classical music, Country music, and more. He is known for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument.
His musical kinship with Miles Davis has been cited repeatedly in the music press. The New Yorker notes: Bill Frisell plays the guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet: in the hands of such radical thinkers, their instruments simply become different animals. And, like Davis, Frisell loves to have a lot of legroom when he improvises--the space that terrifies others quickens his blood.
His brand new album When You Wish Upon A Star featuresBill Frisell's arrangements and interpretations of Music for Film and Television. Featuring Petra Haden, a well known violinist and singer, she is or has been a member of several bands including: The Decemberists, Tito & Tarantula, That Dog and contributed to recordings by e.g. Beck, Foo Fighters, Weezer, Queens of the Stone Age and many more. She is the daughter of the late bass player Charlie Haden.LP 1
1. To Kill A Mockingbird, Pt. 1
2. To Kill A Mockingbird, Pt. 2
3. You Only Live Twice
4. Psycho, Pt. 1
5. Psycho, Pt. 2
6. The Shadow Of Your Smile
7. Once Upon A Time In The West (Theme)
8. As A Judgement
9. Farewell To Cheyenne
2. When You Wish Upon A Star
3. Tales From The Far Side
4. Moon River
5. The Godfather
6. The Bad And The Beautiful
7. Happy Trails$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Elements (Out Of Stock)The Elements is an album by American saxophonist Joe Henderson, originally released in 1973 on Milestone.
1970 began a decade of discovery for Joe Henderson; a time to set aside the post-bop instrumentation and repertoire he was identified with and branch out into other realms. One of the most successful and challenging of these efforts that the Milestone label documented was the present four-part improvisation on the basic themes of Fire, Air, Water and Earth.
Assisting the tenor saxophonist was a group of sympathetic explorers--Alice Coltrane on piano and harp, violin original Michael White, bass giant Charlie Haden, and the multifaceted percussionist Kenneth Nash.
Latin American, Indian, and Native American strains enter the mix as Henderson applies the heat and mercurial invention of his more conventional work to these open-ended settings. While the music is enhanced with overdubbing in spots, the true magic of The Elements emanates from the musicians' collective genius at listening and responding to each other.1. Fire
4. Earth$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns And Folk Songs (Out Of Stock)
180-Gram Double LP With Deluxe Packaging!
Never Before On Vinyl!
Gatefold Jacket With Original Artwork
Lacquer Cut At SST (Schallplatten Schneid Technik) In Germany And Pressed By Pallas
These solemn hymns, spirituals and folk songs performed by bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Hank Jones were recorded at Radio Canada Studio B in Montreal, Canada June 29 & 30, 1994.
...Bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Hank Jones perform a variety of spirituals, hymns and folk songs as duets. The traditional music (which includes such tunes as 'Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen,' 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,' 'Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child' and 'We Shall Overcome') are all performed respectfully and with reverence. These melodic yet subtly swinging interpretations hold one's interest throughout and reward repeated listenings.
The Play 33 1/3 LP Series is a 1st LP issue project of masterpiece albums which have never been released on LP. The albums are released by Universal Music Korea and the heavyweight LP vinyl is pressed by Pallas in Germany. Khiov designs the project, reforms the original artworks for LP size and produces the gatefold jackets.LP 1
1. It's Me, O Lord (Standin' In the Need of Prayer)
2. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
4. Wade In the Water
5. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
6. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
7. L'Amour de Moy
1. Danny Boy
2. I've Got A Robe, You Got A Robe (Goin' To Shout All Over God's Heav'n)
3. Steal Away
4. We Shall Overcome
5. Go Down, Moses
6. My Lord, What A Mornin'
7. Hymn Medley: Abide With Me / Just As I Am / What A Friend We Have In Jesus / Amazing Grace$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Free Jazz (Out Of Stock)Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
Features a Double Quartet: One Band in Each Stereo Channel with Two Simultaneously Playing Rhythm Sections
Features Don Cherry, Scott LaFaro, Eric Dolphy, Charlie Haden, Freddie Hubbard Among Other Musicians
Modern improvisational jazz starts here. With one quartet placed in the left stereo channel and another situated in the right, Free Jazz unloads with two simultaneously playing rhythm sections and a 37-minute-plus title cut devised entirely on the spot.
Distinctive from the copycat attempts that followed, this 1960 magnum opus claims melody and harmony, solidifying Ornette Coleman's reputation as a compositional genius. Of course, the presence of Don Cherry, Scott LaFaro, Billy Higgins in the left channel and Coleman, Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Haden, and Ed Blackwell in the right doesn't hurt.
Mastered from the original master tapes, ORG Music's analog edition has turned this classic into an audiophile spectacular. Due to the presentation of the recording in two distinct stereo channels, this album supremely benefits from the label's mastering efforts and decision to expand the music into wider grooves. Prepare for a mind-blowing experience.1. Free Jazz- Part 1
2. Free Jazz - Part 2
Ornette Coleman$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Whirl (Out Of Stock)Hersch's music: luxurious, free-flowing, unashamedly gorgeous jazz is idiosyncratically, unmistakably a creation of his own, David Hajdu wrote in a recent, riveting New York Times profile on Hersch's music and life. The piece detailed Hersch's recovery from a harrowing, near-death health battle and placed him in the forefront of contemporary, innovative jazz artists and chronicles his influence on many of today's brightest young musicians. Whirl is Hersch's first recording since undergoing intense physical therapy and achieving full recuperation.
Hersch is widely considered a genius on the piano. He moved to New York from Cincinnati in the 1970s, earning his credibility as a piano prodigy at Bradley's. His list of credits as a band leader, co-leader, sideman and soloist are astounding. He has worked extensively with jazz masters Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, and Jane Ira Bloom, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Sam Jones and Charlie Haden and has appeared on over 100 recordings. He is also a three-time Grammy nominee1. You're My Everything
2. Snow Is Falling
3. Blue Midnight
6. When Your Lover Has Gone
8. Sad Poet
9. Mrs. Parker of K.C.
10. Still Here$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock