Charlie Haden (Aug. 6, 1937 - 2014) - bass player extraordinaire - left us just a few weeks ago, shortly before turning 77…

Here he does a rare vocal turn, from an album of standards with lush arrangements for a 30 piece string orchestra.

Charlie Haden & Quartet West: Wayfaring Stranger (trad.) - from The Art of Song, 1999

Personnel: Charlie Haden – vocals; Alan Broadbent – arranger, conductor, orchestration; Murray Adler – violin, concert master

(via garritrpsalot)

Nick Drake: Cello Song (Peel Session, 1969) - from Remembered for a While, 2014

This previously unknown version of Nick Drake’s song was recorded for a BBC Peel Session in 1969. It replaces the cello part with a horn (Cor d’Anglais?) part…