We have been informed that Charlie Haden died today July 11, 2014, at 76 years. The following is a press release from ECM USA:
It is with deep sorrow that we announce that Charlie Haden, born August 6, 1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, passed away today at 10:11 Pacific time (= 19.11 Oslo time) in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. Ruth Cameron, his wife of 30 years, and his children Josh Haden, Tanya Haden, Rachel Haden and Petra Haden were all by his side.
Tina Pelikan, ECM Records Publicity
Tomorrow we will follow up here at salt-peanuts.eu with a more substantial obituary of this fantastic musician.
For now … it is just so sad! Thanks for all the music, Charlie!