1. A MASTER

    Jazz Bassist Charlie Haden Dead at 76

    Charlie Haden, a jazz bassist credited with helping change the genre 50 years ago with the Ornette Coleman Quartet, has died at the age of 76. Haden, who died Friday at his home in Los Angeles with his wife and children by his side, suffered from post-polio syndrome. Haden toured with his family band as a child but his singing career was cut short at 15, when polio weakened his vocal cords. As a result, he turned to the bass, for which he won Grammy awards and was named a Jazz Master in 2012 by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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