Charlie Haden

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Birthday
6, 1937
Birthplace
Shenandoah, IA
Death Date
Jul 11, 2014 (76)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1937
Birthplace
Shenandoah, IA
Death Date
Jul 11, 2014 (76)

About

Double bassist who worked with saxophonist Ornette Coleman and who released over twenty albums as a bandleader.

Before Fame

He was raised in a family band, which performed country and folk songs on the radio.

Trivia

He contracted polio, which damaged his throat muscles and vocal chords, causing him to be unable to control the pitch of his voice.

Family Life

His son Josh Haden is a bassist and singer.

Associated With

He played with Ornette Coleman on the landmark 1959 album The Shape of Jazz to Come.