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Charlie Haden: Family & Friends

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Jazz legend Charlie Haden returns to his roots for his latest album, Ocean of Diamonds.

He changed the shape of jazz playing with the original Ornette Coleman Quartet in the late 1950s, and went on to record some of the most seminal albums in music with artists like John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, and Pat Metheny, as well as his own provocative Liberation Music Orchestra and noir-tinged Quartet West, garnering over 15 Grammy nominations, four Grammys, and accolades worldwide.

Haden began his musical career when he was just two years old, singing on the radio with his parents and siblings in the late 1930s. Like , similar groups the Carter Family and the Delmore Brothers, The Haden Family traversed the mid- and southwest, performing on some of country's biggest radio stations, from WSM in Nashville to KWTO in Springfield, MO.

Now, in 2008, Charlie Haden has fulfilled his dream to play the Haden Family songs with his wife, children, and close friends in the worlds of both country and jazz. The result is 'Ocean of Diamonds,' due out via Decca Records on September 23. The album includes 19 songs ranging from traditional country to contemporary Americana.

Along with jazz partner Pat Metheny, Charlie's friends making an appearance include such luminaries as Vince Gill, Bruce Hornsby, Ricky Skaggs, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Dan Tyminski, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush and many more.

Charlie's family is the main focus of the album, with his wife Ruth Cameron and all four of his children and son-in-law making an appearance. Charlie's son Josh, a former Restless Records Artist with his band Spain, lends his voice to his mellow ballad “Spiritual," which Johnny Cash also recorded. His wife Ruth, a former Verve recording artist, sings the Irish ballad “Down by the Salley Gardens." His triplet daughters Petra, Tanya, and Rachel are featured on several tracks as well as lend their impeccable harmonies behind Ricky Skaggs and Dan Tymknski. Petra is a former member of the Decemberists and has been performing with Sean Lennon, Ricky Lee Jones and the Foo Fighters of late; Rachel was a founding member of indie-rock pioneers The Rentals and is currently on tour with Todd Rundgren; Tanya plays in several independent bands around Los Angeles and is married to actor/musician Jack Black, who gives a stirring rendition of “Old Joe Clark".



Tracklisting and Featured Musicians:



1. Single Girl, Married Girl
Haden Triplets

Petra Haden,Rachel Haden,Tanya Haden-vocals Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Sam Bush-mandolin, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Bryan Sutton-guitar

2. Rambling Boy
Vince Gill-vocal

Charlie Haden & Dan Tyminski-backup vocals Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Russ Barenberg-guitar, Dan Tyminski - mandolin

3. 20/20 Vision
Bruce Hornsby-vocal

Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Bryan Sutton- guitar, Ricky Skaggs-fretless banjo

4. The Wildwood Flower
Rosanne Cash -vocal Maud Irving-lyrcs Joseph P. Webster-music

Charlie Haden - bass John Leventhal-guitar, Pat Metheny-guitar

5. Spiritual
Josh Haden-vocal, Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Russ Barenberg-guitar

6. Oh, Take Me Back
Rachel Haden & Tanya Haden-vocals

Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Sam Bush-mandolin, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Bryan Sutton-guitar



7. You Win Again
Elvis Costello - vocal Hank Williams,Sr

Charlie Haden-bass, John Leventhal-guitar, Pat Metheny-guitar



8. The Fields Of Athenry
Petra Haden-vocal

Pete St. John

Charlie Haden-bass, Pat Metheny-guitar, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Russ Barenberg-guitar Stuart Duncan-fiddle



9. Ocean Of Diamonds
Dan Tyminski-vocal

Petra Haden & Rachel Haden-backup vocals Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas-dobro Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Bryan Stuart-guitar Ricky Skaggs-mandolin



10. He's Gone Away
Tanya Haden-vocal

Pat Metheny-guitar, Charlie Haden-bass, Bruce Horsnby-piano, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Russ Barenberg - guitar

11. Voice From On High
Haden Triplets

Bill Monroe, Bessie Lee Mauldin -lyrics & music

Petra Haden, Rachel Haden & Tanya Haden-vocals Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Sam Bush-mandolin, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Bryan Sutton -guitar

12. Down By The Salley Gardens
Ruth Cameron-vocal



Charlie Haden-bass, Pat Metheny-guitar, Jerry Douglas-dobro,Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Russ Barenberg-guitar, Bruce Hornsby-piano

13. Road Of Broken Hearts
Ricky Skaggs-vocal

Petra Haden & Rachel Haden-backup vocals Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Bryan Sutton-guitar

14. Is This America? (Katrina 2005)
Pat Metheny & Charlie Haden

Charlie Haden-bass, Pat Metheny-guitar Jerry Douglas-dobro, Stuart Duncan-fiddle Russ Barenberg-guitar, Bruce Hornsby-piano

15. Tramp on the Street
Rachel Haden-vocal

Petra Haden & Tanya Haden-backup vocals Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Sam Bush-mandolin, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Bryan Sutton-guitar

16. Old Joe Clark
Jack Black-vocal

Bela Flek-banjo, Buddy Green-harmonica, Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas - dobro, Sam Bush-mandolin, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Bryan Sutton-guitar

17. Seven Year Blues
Haden Triplets

Petra Haden, Rachel Haden & Tanya Haden-vocals Charlie Haden-bass, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Sam Bush-mandolin, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Bryan Sutton-guitar

18. Old Haden Family Show



19. Oh Shenandoah
Charlie Haden-vocal

Pat Metheny-guitar, Jerry Douglas-dobro, Stuart Duncan-fiddle, Russ Barenberg-guitar

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