18 dic. 2008

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Charlie Haden. Closeness: Duets

Haden here teams up with four musicians for separate duets. Keith Jarrett and he begin with "Ellen David"--a pleasant ballad. "O.C." is a faster and driving tune featuring Ornette Coleman (O.C.). "For Turiya" features Alice Coletrane on harp, and "For a Free Portugal" is a politically charged number with Haden and drummer Paul Motian. The Ornette and Jarrett tracks are my favorites here.

This is one for the Haden completists.