Charlie Haden records ‘Quartet West,’ an album for Verve (1986)

Charlie Haden’s ‘Quartet West’ is an album recorded on December 22 and 23, 1986 and released in 1987 by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Hermitage (Pat Metheny) – 07:59 . 2.Body And Soul (Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour) – 06:19 . 3.The Good Life (Ornette Coleman) – 04:39 . 4.In The Moment (Charlie Haden) – 06:06 . 5.Bay City (Charlie Haden) – 06:46 . 6.My Foolish Heart (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 06:47 . 7.Passport (Charlie Parker) – 04:45 . 8.Taney County (Charlie Haden) – 07:39 . 9.The Blessing (Ornette Coleman) – 05:50 . 10.Passion Flower (Billy Strayhorn) – 04:53

Musicians : Charlie Haden – Bass . Ernie Watts – Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone . Alan Broadbent – Piano . Billy Higgins – Drums

Production : Produced By Hans Wendl Andy Harper – Assistant Engineer . George Horn – Mastering . Greg Townley – Engineer

Package : Ray Avery – Photography . Ellie Hughes – Art Direction . Tom Hughes – Art Direction . Bruce Talamon – Photography . Charlie Haden – Liner Notes

Recorded On December 22 And 23, 1986 At Producers 1 & 2 In Los Angeles, California.

Released In 1987 By Verve.

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While the album may not be stretching many boundaries stylistically, this format does little to dilute Haden’s impressive performancesand his love for this material is made obvious with his intricate arrangements […]

Zappaholic @ RateYourMusic
Quartet West is mostly watered down and sentimental Jazz. Even the more avant-garde or aggressive material sounds toothless. Their take on “The Good Life” by Ornette Coleman is even corny. […]

Charlie Haden’s ‘Quartet West’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]

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