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Pete Douglas, Founder of Half Moon Bay’s Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Dies at 85

Legendary Impresario was Inspiration to Local and National Musicians, and Presenters Half Moon Bay, CA: Pete Douglas, founder of the world-renowned music and jazz club, the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay, Calif., died peacefully in Miramar Beach on July 12, 2014 at age 85. Pete Douglas was born in Waukegan, Illinois, in ...

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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies in Switzerland

Blues legend Johnny Winter dies in Switzerland

Guitarist, singer and music producer Johnny Winter has died at age 70. Winter rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters. “I love blues. I don't mind a little rock and roll, too, as long as it's blues-based rock and roll," he ...

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Farewell, Charlie...

Farewell, Charlie...

It's been a rainy day here in Florida, and such weather gave me a grand opportunity to revisit some of my favorite music by bassist, bandleader and NEA Jazz Master Charlie Haden, who left us last week at age 76 after a prolonged illness. My clear favorites among the extensive Haden discography include two of his ...

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Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

I first learned that jazz bassist Charlie Haden had died on Saturday by email while in Boston on assignment. The next email on my phone was from The Wall Street Journal in New York asking if I would be able to turn around an appreciation of Haden for Tuesday's paper. So I headed back to the ...

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Pete Douglas: 1929 - 2014

Prentice “Pete" Douglas , founder of the legendary Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society and owner of the Douglas Beach House in Half Moon Bay California passed yesterday, July 12th. He was 85. For more than 50 years Douglas brought to the Bach some of the finest jazz musicians ever to grace any jazz stage in the ...

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Charlie Haden, Legendary Jazz Bassist, Dies at 76

Charlie Haden, Legendary Jazz Bassist, Dies at 76

Charlie Haden, the pioneering jazz bassist who played with the likes of Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett before enjoying a decades-long solo career, died Friday at age 76 of a prolonged illness, according to his label, ECM. Praised by critic Martin Williams for his “almost lyric directness,” Haden achieved fame in the late ’50s as a ...

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Jazz bassist Charlie Haden, part of groundbreaking Ornette Coleman Quartet, dies at 76

Jazz bassist Charlie Haden, part of groundbreaking Ornette Coleman Quartet, dies at 76

NEW YORK — Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 76. Haden's wife of 30 years, singer Ruth Cameron, and his four children ...

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Charlie Haden, Double Bass, 1937-2014

The announcement none of us wanted to hear came early this afternoon from Tina Pelikan of ECM Records. 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 in jny: Los Angeles after a prolonged illness. Ruth Cameron, his wife of ...

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Paul Horn (1930-2014)

Paul Horn (1930-2014)

Paul Horn, a West Coast saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist who added edgy sophistication and nocturnal cool to chamber jazz ensembles in the 1950s and went on to pioneer World jazz in the '60s and beyond, died on June 29 after a brief illness. He was 84. Horn began recording with the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra in 1956 but ...

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Mary Rodgers, Composer And Daughter Of Richard Rodgers, Dies At 83

Mary Rodgers could be considered theater royalty solely by virtue of her birthright. As the daughter of composer Richard Rodgers, she had a front-row seat to the creation of some of the most famous stage musicals ever written. But Mary Rodgers was a noted theater artist herself, having written the music for “Once Upon a Mattress" ...


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