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The Soundcheck Guide To Bassist Charlie Haden; Marco Benevento Sings; Keren Ann Plays Live

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Bassist Charlie Haden performs at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival in Vitoria, Spain on July 14, 2005. Haden died on Friday in Los Angeles. Bassist Charlie Haden performs at the Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival in Vitoria, Spain on July 14, 2005. Haden died on Friday in Los Angeles. (Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty)

In this episode: Last week, the jazz world lost Charlie Haden, who died at the age of 76. One of the most influential bassists of all time, Haden played with luminaries like Ornette Colman, Pat Metheny, and Keith Jarrett -- with whom he recorded the fittingly titled album, Last Dance, released about a month ago. But he also sometimes stepped outside of the jazz realm, revisiting the country music of his childhood spent touring with his family’s band. Nate Chinen, the jazz and pop critic for the New York Times reflects on Charlie Haden's diverse musical career and shares a couple of his must-hear recordings.

Then: You may know Marco Benevento from his winding, sonically rich instrumentals -- or from the Soundcheck theme song, which he wrote. But now, with help of producer Richard Swift, Benevento's forthcoming album, Swift, features the longtime keyboardist singing. Get a taste with his new song "At The Show" -- and watch the music video.

And: Singer and guitarist Keren Ann wowed fans three years ago with a collection of smoky pop songs. Hear her perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

Guests:

Keren Ann and Nate Chinen

The Soundcheck Guide To Bassist Charlie Haden

Last week, the jazz world lost the renowned and influential bassist Charlie Haden, who died at 76. Nate Chinen, the jazz and pop critic for the New York Times, reflects on Haden's diverse musical career and shares a couple of his must-hear recordings.

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Keren Ann: Songwriter, Composer, Pop Music Chameleon

It's been nearly three years since her last album, 101, but Keren Ann seems to have shown no signs of slowing. Hear the diverse songwriter and composer perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch James' 'Moving' New Music Video

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