Remembering Two Icons: Charlie Haden and Tommy Ramone
This weekend saw the passing of two giants of music: jazz bassist Charlie Haden and Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone. Though the two are pretty far apart stylistically, it feels like there’s a distillation of their lives now, into an essential love and appreciation of making music and breaking new ground. RIP, guys.
Here’s Haden talking about the spirituality of improvisation followed by a clip of him doing his thing:
Here’s a tribute to the Ramones followed by Tommy doing “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” and “Blitzkrieg Bop”: