Charlie Haden Dies in LA Home From Prolonged Illness

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.11.14 in News

ECM Records has shared a statement on the death of double bassist Charlie Haden, who passed away in his Los Angeles home from a prolonged illness at 10:11 PST this morning. Best known for his work with Ornette Coleman, Haden is survived by his wife of 30 years and four children, who include Petra Haden from The Decemberists, Rachel Haden from The Rentals, bassist/singer Josh Haden, and cellist/singer Tanya Haden. The world renowned jazz musician was 76.

We’ll share more details when we have them; here’s a clip of Haden performing with the Ginger Baker Trio and Bill Frisell from 1995…