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Showtime: 8:00PM
Doors Open at 6:00PM

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Come to the Blue Note to see bass legend Charlie Haden in a rare duo concert between Haden and Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson!

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Charlie Haden & Ethan Iverson
Charlie Haden, bass
Ethan Iverson, piano


Born in Shenandoah, Iowa, Charlie Haden began his life in music almost immediately, singing on his parents’ country & western radio show at the tender age of 22 months. He started playing bass in his early teens and in 1957, left America’s heartland for Los Angeles, where he met and played with such legends as Art Pepper, Hampton Hawes, and Dexter Gordon.

In 1959, Haden he teamed with Ornette Coleman to form the saxophonist’s pioneering quartet (alongside trumpeter Don Cherry and drummer Billy Higgins). In addition to his still-influential work with Coleman, Haden also collaborated with a number of adventurous jazz giants, including John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, and Keith Jarrett,
Pat Metheny.

In 1969, Haden joined forces with pianist/composer Carla Bley, founding the Liberation Music Orchestra. The group’s self-titled debut is a true milestone of modern music, blending experimental big band jazz with the folk songs of the Spanish Civil War to create a powerfully original work of musical/political activism.

An acoustic bassist of extraordinary gifts, Haden’s talents as a musicain have been in constant demand by his fellow artists. As a result, he has collaborated with a genuinely stunning array of musicians, including Hank Jones, Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Paul Motian, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Brecker, Kenny Barron, and Pat Metheny (with whom Haden shared a 1997 “Best Jazz Instrumental Individual/Small Group” Grammy® Award for their Beyond the Missouri Sky) .

Haden’s love of world music has also seen him teaming with a variety of diverse international players, including Brazilian guitarist Egberto Gismonti, Argentinean bandoneon master Dino Saluzzi, and Portuguese guitar giant Carlos Paredes. In addition, Haden has explored diverse streams of American popular music with both his acclaimed Quartet West, as well as on such recent collections as 2002’s inventive alliance with Michael Brecker, “AMERICAN DREAMS.”

Charlie Haden who was invited to establish the jazz studies program at California Institute of the Arts in 1982, has earned countless honors from around the globe, including and the Los Angeles Jazz Society prize for “Jazz Educator of the Year”, two Grammy Awards (alongside a multitude of nominations), myriad Down Beat readers and critics poll winners, a Guggenheim fellowship, four NEA grants for composition, France’s Grand Prix Du Disque (Charles Cros) Award, Japan’s SWING Journal Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Montreal Jazz Festival’s Miles Davis Award

ETHAN IVERSON (pianist with The Bad Plus)

"Iverson is an original thinker and likely to be a very major force... implacably opposed to anything predictable, conventional or otherwise previously done" -- Penguin Guide To Jazz

Pianist Ethan Iverson has been impressing old and new jazz audiences alike with his diverse musical projects. Born in Wisconsin, Iverson moved to New York in 1991 and began studying with Fred Hersch and Sofia Rosoff. In 1993, at age 20, his debut recording was released which featured sax legend Dewey Redman. He has since worked with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Douglas, Mark Turner and Billy Hart, among others.

In the classical vein, Iverson has served as musical director of the Mark Morris Dance Group, which has allowed him to perform with famed classical artists Mikhail Baryshnikov and Yo-Yo Ma. His Ethan Iverson Trio has released several successful albums that were named top-ten releases of the year by the New York Times in 1998 and 1999.

His most recent project, acoustic jazz trio the Bad Plus has been very well received. Since 2000 they have released four albums that feature exciting original jazz compositions as well as rock covers ranging from "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to "Ironman." As a result of their mix of genres, the Bad Plus has been featured at traditional jazz clubs and rock festivals alike.


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