Tribute to Charlie Haden
A great project that I was involved pays tribute to life and music of Charlie Haden. This project was conceived and realised by Niko Schauble of Pughouse Studios. A Tribute To Charlie Haden is now available to purchase and download via Bandcamp. ATCH comprises of 50 bass solos played by 50 different bass players.
Please follow the link to listen to A Tribute To Charlie Haden
My contribution was entitled In a Bit. I recorded the double bass first then over dubbed the electric bass.
I wrote about my involvement in this project:
I spent a great deal of time in my early 20’s listening to Ornette Coleman. The sound his band created was so mysterious, yet engaging to me, and Charlie Haden was integral to that. One of my favourites is Haden’s playing on the Science Fiction Sessions, in particular his growling sound and the repetitive, intervallic approach to his bass lines.
Over the past few years I have been exploring concepts for solo bass playing. ‘In a Bit’ was born out of a free improvisation that formed part of these explorations. I think it reflects Mr Haden’s influence on my playing, as well as the influence and spirit of improvised music on me as a whole.
Thank you to Niko for investing in this great idea, and for creating the opportunity to pay tribute to a man who made such an incredible contribution to music. Charlie Haden…