13 Jul '14, 6am

Too Sone Gone: Charlie Haden (1937–2014)

Too Sone Gone: Charlie Haden (1937–2014)

[If] you strive to become a good person, maybe you might become a great jazz musician. I don’t remember much about about my university days; there’s not much to remember. One of the few things that stuck, though, was this lecturer in the English department who, besides being one of the nicest academics I have had the pleasure to meet and study with, was also an uncanny clairvoyant. She would take a shot at guessing details about each one of us in the class: family, hobbies, likes, dislikes, and so on. For some reason, when my turn came, she said I played in a jazz band. Of course, she was wrong, but I pointed out she’s not too far off the mark. I love jazz, deeply. So, having read the news that Charlie Haden had recently passed on, I naturally feel the need to take a moment. Although Haden got started in the 60s and 70s playing with Ornette Coleman and also formed the Libe...

Full article: http://www.nlb.gov.sg/blogs/highbrowseonline/obituaries/t...

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