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.



Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 It Is Revealed Prince Lasha / Sonny Simmons / Clifford Jordan / Don Cherry 1
1963 Psychology Bo Skoglund, Don Cherry, Bengt Nordström 1
1964 Ghosts Albert Ayler Quartet featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock & Sonny Murray 2
1965 At Beethoven Hall George Russell Sextet Guest Artist - Don Cherry 1
1966 The Avant-Garde John Coltrane & Don Cherry 4
1966 Complete Communion Don Cherry 4 3
1966 Symphony for Improvisers Don Cherry 5
1968 There Goes My Everything Don Cherry 1
1969 Eternal Rhythm Don Cherry 2
1969 Take a Message to Mary Don Cherry 1
1969 Where Is Brooklyn? Don Cherry 2
1970 "mu" First Part Don Cherry 2
1970 "mu" Second Part Don Cherry 2
1970 Human Music Jon Appleton & Don Cherry 2
1972 Organic Music Society Don Cherry 2
1973 Orient Don Cherry 2
1973 Relativity Suite Don Cherry & The Jazz Composer's Orchestra 1
1974 Togetherness Gato Barbieri & Don Cherry 5 1
1975 Brown Rice Don Cherry 4
1975 Kawaida Herbie Hancock & Don Cherry 1
1977 Hear & Now Don Cherry 1
1982 El Corazón Don Cherry & Ed Blackwell 2
1982 Music / Sangam Don Cherry / Latif Khan 2
1985 Home Boy (Sister Out) Don Cherry 1
1985 Tamma With Don Cherry & Ed Blackwell Tamma With Don Cherry & Ed Blackwell 1
1987 Vibrations Albert Ayler & Don Cherry 5 1
1989 Art Deco Don Cherry 2
1990 Home Boy 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
2012 The Avant-Garde John Coltrane & Don Cherry 1
2016 Musical Monsters Don Cherry - John Tchicai - Irène Schweizer, Léon Francioli - Pierre Favre - 1
2017 Session In Paris, Vol. 1 "Song Of Soil" 富樫雅彦 with Don Cherry & Charlie Haden 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 2
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 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1970 Studio session for Tambourinen Terry Riley with Don Cherry 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 New York Eye and Ear Control Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock & Sonny Murray 2

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