Jazz heads, listen up. If you move fast, you can download “Hello My Lovely,” a 1992 track by the Charlie Haden Quartet West, featuring the splendid sax man Ernie Watts.
This track – with its smoky aroma of old nightclubs – is from the 2007 CD “The Best of Quartet West.” Haden composed it.
Charlie Haden is a legendary bassist whose jazz career spans half a century. He played on Ornette Coleman’s groundbreaking LP “The Shape of Jazz to Come” in 1959. (To hear the stunning “Lonely Woman,” click here.)
Haden had a long association with Ornette, and then with pianist Keith Jarrett. In 1986, Haden formed his Quartet West with Ernie Watts, pianist Alan Broadbent and drummer Larance Marable.
Now, to hear “Hello My Lovely” on my Vox blog, click here. If you wish to commence downloading the FREE MP3 (courtesy of KCRW.com), hit this link.
You can also download it via iTunes. Just search for the KCRW podcast called “Today’s Top Tune.”
Either way, this track will only be available for a couple of days. So if you want it, grab it.