The sisters, whose dad is famed jazz bassist Charlie Haden, have worked with everyone from Weezer, Beck and Foo Fighters to Bill Frisell, Todd Rundgren and Lila Downs. They perform Jan. 23 at UC San Diego Listening to the Haden Triplets converse during an interview is almost as enjoyable as hearing them sing together in luminous harmony.
The three sisters — Petra, Rachel and Tanya — spur each other on in conversation, listening thoughtfully, then punctuating each other’s comments with thoughtful interjections, sly asides and hearty laughter.
One would expect no less from these gifted singing siblings, who between them have worked with a dizzying assortment of other musicians and perform Thursday night at UC San Diego’s Price Center East Ballroom.
The daughters of the late jazz-and-beyond bass giant Charlie Haden, their recording credits range from Beck, Foo Fighters, Danny Elfman and The Stooges to Lila Downs, The Decemberists and jazz greats Bill Frisell and Paul Motian, both of whom also worked with the Haden Triplets’ famed father.