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Charlie recorded several albums in 2010 & 2011 which have just been recently released and are all currently among the top one hundred bestsellers on the jazz chart:

Jasmine” on ECM Records, a duet album with former long-time collaborator Keith Jarrett. This was the result of a reunion of the two musicians when Keith was interviewed for the Swiss documentary film about Charlie called Charlie Haden Rambling Boy.”

Sophisticated Ladies” on Emarcy/Decca Records with Quartet West and strings arranged by Alan Broadbent featuring the vocalists Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Renee Fleming, Ruth Cameron AS a follow-up to “Art of the Song” with Shirley Horne and Bill Henderson and Quartet West, Charlie wanted to further explore little known gems of the American Songbook with Quartet West and contemporary vocalists.

“Live at Birdland” on ECM Records with Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau and Paul Motian. A live recording from a date at Birdland in 2011 with four masters of improvisation.

In the studio:

Charlie also recorded a couple of tracks with Al Di Meola on Al’s new album “In Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody” which has recently been released.

In the studio with soundtrack composer Gustavo Santaolalla (“Babel”, “Brokeback Mountain”) to play some special sounds on the Brazilian director Walter Salles’ (The Motorcycle Diaries) new movie “On The Road” about Jack Kerouac
which will be released soon.

Spent a few days performing on a few tracks of Melody Gardot’s new album with arrangements by Gil Goldstien.

On the road & more:

Calarts Fall semester begins mid-September – check their Calendar.

The documentary “Charlie Haden Rambling Boy” directed by Swiss Filmmaker Reto Caduff and produced by Swiss TV was premiered at many film festivals around the world last year and Charlie and Ruth got to go to some of them. They’ve fallen in love with film festivals – Vancouver FF, Telluride FF, Maine FF, Santa Barbara FF just to name a few- so many great films (and specially documentaries) being made that not everyone will have the chance to see so if you get the chance – along with the supporting jazz festivals – go to film festivals!