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Celebrating Charlie Haden via his version of 'Wayfaring Stranger'
Celebrating Charlie Haden via his version of 'Wayfaring Stranger'

In the later years of Charlie Haden's lauded professional life, long after he'd helped reconfigure jazz as part of Ornette Coleman's group, the bassist, composer, longtime Angeleno and patriarch of one of the city's most accomplished musical families, recorded an album of standards and instrumental interludes called "The Art of the Song."  Released with his long-running group, the Charlie Haden Quartet West, the 1999 album is an outlier among his work, a paean to classic pieces by composers including Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Kern, Jimmy Van Heusen and Maurice Revel. Bursting with strings and floating arrangements courtesy of a chamber orchestra, "The Art of the Song" isn't necessarily the...

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