Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter)

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"Are you cats serious???" (attributed to Dizzie Gillespie at one of Coleman/Cherry concert)

One of the few prominent figures to emerge from the free jazz 60's scene, Don Cherry took part in a large number of the important sessions of that era.
Eventually recording Avant-Guarde with John Coltrane, he toured with Albert Ayler, Sonny Rollins or George Russell, and heavily got mixed with Ornette Coleman's troup, taking the left channel on Free Jazz with LaFaro, Coleman and Higgins.
While rooting his play in hard-bop, he experimented with and reused a lot of various influences from ethnic and traditionnal musics.
Moving ahead in the 70's, he took part again in a number of landmark records with Sun Ra, Roland Kirk, Carla Bley, not to count his own ECM records and like-minded Dewey Redman's sessions.
Passed in Spain, his step-daughter and his son would become more famous than him, in very different music genres.

Annotation last modified on 2006-05-05 17:01 UTC.

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Donald Eugene Cherry (November 18, 1936 – October 19, 1995) was an American jazz trumpeter. He is well known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, which began in the late 1950s. In the 1960s he became a pioneer of world fusion music, incorporating various ethnic styles into his playing. In the 1970s he relocated to Sweden, but he continued to tour and play festivals throughout the world and worked with a wide variety of musicians.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 The Avant-Garde John Coltrane & Don Cherry 2
1966 Complete Communion Don Cherry 2
1966 Symphony for Improvisers Don Cherry 3
1969 Where Is Brooklyn? Don Cherry 2
1970 "mu" First Part Don Cherry 2
1970 "mu" Second Part Don Cherry 2
1972 Organic Music Society Don Cherry 1
1973 Vibrations Albert Ayler & Don Cherry 5 1
1974 Togetherness Gato Barbieri & Don Cherry 5 1
1975 Brown Rice Don Cherry 4
1975 Kawaida Herbie Hancock & Don Cherry 1
1982 El Corazón Don Cherry & Ed Blackwell 2
1989 Art Deco Don Cherry 1
1990 Multikulti Don Cherry 5 1
1991 Mu (First and Second Parts) Don Cherry 2
1994 Dona Nostra Don Cherry 1
1998 Actions Don Cherry, Krzysztof Penderecki 1
2002 Blue Lake Don Cherry 1
2003 There Goes My Everything / Take a Message to Mary Don Cherry 1
2006 Human Music Jon Appleton & Don Cherry 1
2009 Music / Sangam Don Cherry / Latif Khan 1
Orient Don Cherry 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Don Cherry Don Cherry 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Montreal Tapes Charlie Haden with Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell 1
1996 The Sonet Recordings Don Cherry 1
2003 Live in Ankara Don Cherry 1
2007 Live at Café Montmartre 1966 Don Cherry 1
Berlin Jazz Fest 11-9-68 Don Cherry 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 The Holy Mountain Alejandro Jodorowsky, Ronald Frangipane & Don Cherry 2

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Eternal Rhythm Don Cherry 2
1970 Studio session for Tambourinen Terry Riley with Don Cherry 1

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