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June 2, 2011

Charlie Haden Quartet West: Norwich, UK May 19, 2011

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By BRUCE LINDSAY

Charlie Haden Quartet WestSt Peter Mancroft ChurchNorwich, UKMay 19, 2011 The warm and sunny spring weather meant that queuing outside the venue was more of a pleasure than a chore for the jazz fans waiting to see and hear Charlie Haden Quartet West in the impressive surroundings of St Peter Mancroft church, in the centre of Norwich. Good-natured conversation, often with strangers, added to the pleasure and when the doors of this beautiful Norfolk church opened the fans soon took their places, mostly in the solid, if rather uncomfortable, pews. Quartet West took to the ...

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April 15, 2005

Charlie Haden & Quartet West at the Portland Jazz Festival

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By JASON WEST

Charlie Haden & Quartet West Portland Jazz Festival February 18, 2005

Last February, Wayne Shorter and his quartet played the Portland Marriott ballroom, christening the city's inaugural jazz festival with a performance that over the next 12 months remained a source of inspiration for musical circles on both sides of the Willamette River. This year it was Charlie Haden's turn to make waves.

The venerable Grammy-winning bassist led a parade of big-name jazz artists appearing at the 2nd annual Portland Jazz Festival, a nine-day procession (Feb. 11-20) that featured the Dave Holland Quintet, Patricia Barber, Andy ...

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February 27, 2005

Charlie Haden Quartet West at the 2005 Portland Jazz Festival

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By JASON WEST

Last February, Wayne Shorter and his quartet played the Portland Marriott ballroom, christening the city's inaugural jazz festival with a performance that over the next twelve months has remained a source of inspiration for musical circles on both sides of the Willamette River. This year it was Charlie Haden's turn to make waves.

The venerable Grammy-winning bassist led a parade of big-name jazz artists appearing at the 2nd Annual Portland Jazz Festival, a nine-day procession (February 11-20) that featured the Dave Holland Quintet, Patricia Barber, Andy Narell, Luciana Souza, Joe Locke, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Dianne Reeves, and The Bad ...

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March 8, 2004

Charlie Haden's Quartet West with Strings

By C. ANDREW HOVAN

Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan

It’s more common for European crowds to be privy to the kind of major production that accompanied Charlie Haden’s brief pass through the University of Michigan. But being the metropolitan and forward-thinking town that Ann Arbor is, little surprise that they’d attract this presentation, which involved augmenting Haden’s regular quartet (saxophonist Ernie Watts, pianist Alan Broadbent, and drummer Larance Marable) with a 20-piece string ensemble composed of university students. Taken from Haden’s album The Art of the Song, Alan Broadbent’s charts provided the fodder for the evening ...

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February 19, 2003

Charlie Haden's Nocturne

By C. ANDREW HOVAN

Cleveland Museum of Art- Cleveland, OH February 8, 2003

When Charlie Haden took to the stage of Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, his face beamed as he scanned what was a full house of enthusiastic fans. Even before playing a note, Haden seemed compelled to mention the inspiration he had taken from many of the art works he had seen while touring the galleries at the museum earlier in the day. Then he went on to extol Cleveland’s virtues, adding that according to album sales figures, his most recent album American Dreams has sold ...

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