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Charlie Haden - Abbey Lincoln - Ravi Coltrane

Charlie Haden ( 1937 – 2014) is well known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, pianist Keith Jarrett, and his Liberation Music Orchestra, a group he co-led with pianist Carla Bley.
Time Magazine has hailed jazz legend Charlie Haden as “one of the most restless, gifted, and intrepid players in all of jazz.” Haden’s career which has spanned more than fifty years has encompassed such genres as free jazz, Portuguese fado and vintage country such as his recent cd Rambling Boy (Decca) not to mention a consistently revolving roster of sidemen and bandleaders that reads like a list from some imaginary jazz hall of fame.
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Abbey
Lincoln (1930 – 2010) – “a jazz singer and actress of unshakable integrity who transformed her image from that of a slinky chanteuse to an oracle of hard-won wisdom   “ The Whashington Post
Ms. Lincoln found early fame as a sex-kitten supper-club singer and made a cameo appearance in the campy 1956 teen film "The Girl Can't Help It," starring Jayne Mansfield. After meeting and later marrying jazz drummer Max Roach, she became one of the first entertainers to make civil rights and racial pride an overt cause. She was a noted film actress in the 1960s, then retreated to obscurity before staging a remarkable comeback in the 1990s as a singer, songwriter and spiritual elder.


Ravi Coltrane
- 1965 -  He may bear the name of jazz royalty, but saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the son of the legendary John Coltrane and pianist Alice Coltrane, “blows an original and distinctly modern strain of jazz, distilling but never seeking to imitate his family’s adventurous improvising spirits.” (NPR)




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