The Jazz Show Episode June 2, 2008

Broadcast on 02-Jun-2008

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Bassist/leader Chalie Haden is an acknowledged great on his instrument.....not a virtuoso player but a bassist who concentrates on 'feel', judicious choice of notes and a huge sound that provides the necessary 'bottom' for his group called Quartet West. Haden has always had a great love for Los Angeles of the 1940's and 50's and Hollywood film music and 'film noir' and the works of Raymond Chandler. All of this is expressed on tonight's featured album called "Haunted Heart". With Haden is the distinctive tenor saxophone voice of Ernie Watts. Alan Broadbent is heard on piano combining the influences of Bill Evans and Lennie Tristano with his own concept. One of the finest drummers is here as well in the person of Larance Marable.Some seques are here as well with some film music and exerpts from some old recordings that Haden loves like Jo Stafford's singing on "Haunted Heart" and Billie Holiday's 'Deep Song" combined with band's interpretation of those tunes. All in all, one of Haden's finest outings with Quartet West. The band will also be one of the stars of The Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2008.

Track Listing:

Louis Smith · Smithville
Embraceable You
Au Privave
It Ain't Necessarily So
Andy Bet · Ain't Necessarily So
Old Devil Moon
Monty Alexander · The Good Life
When Face Gets Pale
Jean Vanasse/ · Novelle Cuisine
Darben The Redd Fox
Cory Weeds · Big Weeds
Modal Issue
Thelonious Monk · Monk at Town Hall
Charlie Haden · Haunted Heart
Hello My Lovely
Haunted Heart+
Dance of the Infideles
The Long Goodbye
Lennie's Pennies
Deep Song.