Charlie Haden was known for a lot of things throughout his long and celebrated life, but perhaps he is remembered most now for his beautiful and emotive playing. He was such a caring and earnest man off the stage, that it's only natural that his brilliant demeanor translated to his bass playing.
Here is Haden with his Quartet performing "First Song" with Gary Foster on tenor sax, Alan Broadbent on piano, and Larence Marable on drums:
Here is another example of Haden's tasteful and thoughtful playing, this time with his Liberation Music Orchestra performing "Sandino":
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