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  • Charlie Haden Family & Friends: Rambling Boy Kicks off 2009/10 World Music Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Nov. 17, 2009
  • Charlie Haden Performs with Bluegrass Luminaries Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Jerry Douglas, Mark Fain, Jim Mills, Bryan Sutton, Dan Tyminski and special guest Jack Black, and the Haden Family Josh Haden, Rachel Haden, Petra Haden, Tanya Haden & Ruth Cameron

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009, 8:00 PM

    Presented in association with 89.9 KCRW

    Widely considered to be among the greatest-ever jazz bassists, three-time Grammy winner Charlie Haden returns to his bluegrass roots for this very special performance with his family and friends, in support of Rambling Boy, a heartfelt tribute to the musical family that raised him and the one he has raised himself. He is joined by his triplet daughters, Tanya, Rachel and Petra Haden, his son Josh Haden, his wife and coproducer, Ruth Cameron, as well as Dan Tyminski, the 2009 International Bluegrass Music Awards winner for best male vocalist, and an all star bluegrass band including Sam Bush on mandolin, Jerry Douglas on dobro, Bryan Sutton on guitar, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Jim Mills on banjo, Mark Fain on guitar, and special guest Jack Black, vocals.

    “…The richness of the music that I sang and heard during these early experiences in the Ozark mountains of Missouri has stayed inside my soul, my heart, my being and I continue to draw on it whenever I play. Recording this album Rambling Boy is a dream-come-true. I guess you could call this journey an American life story in music, and the music on this recording reflects this journey.” – Charlie Haden

    Haden has contributed pivotal music to a stunning scope of genres – avant-garde, small group, big band, world music, folk, and gospel, to name but a few. In 1959, he teamed with Ornette Coleman to form the saxophonist’s pioneering quartet, launching a prolific career that spawned collaborations with a number of adventurous jazz giants, including John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Alice Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, and Pat Metheny.

    But Haden’s life in music began long before his jazz conversion and career-defining association with Coleman. At just 2 years of age, he was known as “Cowboy Charlie,” and regularly appeared on his parents’ country & western radio show. Born in America’s heartland, Shenandoah, Iowa, Haden spent his younger years engaged in the Americana and bluegrass tradition. The tight knit Haden musical family later moved to Springfield, Missouri to sing on radio station KWTO “Keep Watching the Ozarks.” Several years later, inspired by a Charlie Parker performance, Haden set his sights on the jazz scene in Los Angeles.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2009/10 World Music Series continues with Masters of Persian Music with Kayhan Kalhor and Hossein Alizadeh, February 10, 2010; Angélique Kidjo, February 28, 2010; and Kaeli’I Reichel, March 19, 2010.


    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009, at 8 PM

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    World Music

    Charlie Haden Family & Friends: Rambling Boy

    Charlie Haden, bass

    Jack Black, vocals

    Sam Bush, mandolin

    Ruth Cameron, vocals

    Jerry Douglas, dobro

    Stuart Duncan, fiddle

    Mark Fain, guitar

    Josh Haden, vocals

    Petra Haden, vocals

    Rachel Haden, vocals

    Tanya Haden, vocals

    Jim Mills, banjo

    Bryan Sutton, guitar

    Dan Tyminski, vocals, guitar

    Presented in association with 89.9 KCRW

    Tickets ($37 - $90) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.

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