Be the best person you can be!

That’s what bass legend Charlie Haden said at the MIFF after show Q/A session of the eponymous documentary when asked by an audience member what he would suggest doing to become a better bassist. The film illustrates his life and career, featuring interviews with the artist himself, as well as close friends, family, and fellow musicians. I was fortunate to have been at MIFF (Maine International Film Festival) in 2009 to meet him and have this picture taken. He would know what it takes to be a great bassist! And what a beautiful thing to say!

 

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“Be the best person you can be.”

BTW… can’t believe I wore the ugliest hat in the world that day, but oh well! Maybe that’s why Charlie’s smiling = totally worth it! 🙂