Charlie Haden Quartet West is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. And what better way to do this then with their new album Sophisticated Ladies, their seventh album. The group has come a long way from its early beginnings, formed by Charlie Haden in 1986 as a side project. Haden, who lives in Southern California, just wanted to play with some of the great players in Los Angeles. However, they received immediate acclaim and continued to perform and record ever since.
Charlie Haden Quartet West's Sophisticated Ladies honors some of the greatest women vocalists of our time and features the likes of Cassandra Wilson, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones, Renee Fleming and Ruth Cameron. Haden explains it best, 'We wanted to feature our favorite contemporary jazz singers.'
'Quartet West is a classic band that makes everything sound timeless.' - Jean-Phillippe Allard
- 1. If I'm Lucky (Melody Gardot, Vocal with Strings)
- 2. Sophisticated Lady (With Strings)
- 3. Ill Wind (Norah Jones, Vocal)
- 4. Today I Am A Man
- 5. My Love And I (Cassandra Wilson, Vocals With Strings)
- 6. Theme From 'Markham'
- 7. Let's Call It a Day (Ruth Cameron, Vocals With Strings)
- 8. Angel Face
- 9. A Love Like This (Renée Fleming, Vocal With Strings)
- 10. My Old Flame
- 11. Goodbye (Diana Krall, Vocal With Strings)
- 12. Wahoo