Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter)

~ Person


"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.

Legal name: Donald Eugene Cherry



1970Studio session for TambourinenTerry Riley with Don Cherry1
2021Organic Music Theatre: Festival de jazz de Chateauvallon 1972Don Cherry1


1963It Is RevealedPrince Lasha / Sonny Simmons / Clifford Jordan / Don Cherry1
1963PsychologyBo Skoglund, Don Cherry, Bengt Nordström1
1964GhostsAlbert Ayler Quartet featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock & Sonny Murray53
1966The Avant-GardeJohn Coltrane & Don Cherry28
1966Complete CommunionDon Cherry43
1966Symphony for ImprovisersDon Cherry5
1969Eternal RhythmDon Cherry36
1969Where Is Brooklyn?Don Cherry3
1970"mu" First PartDon Cherry2
1970"mu" Second PartDon Cherry2
1970Human MusicJon Appleton & Don Cherry2
1972Organic Music SocietyDon Cherry4
1973OrientDon Cherry33
1973Relativity SuiteDon Cherry & The Jazz Composer's Orchestra1
1974Blue LakeDon Cherry2
1974Eternal NowDon Cherry1
1974TogethernessGato Barbieri & Don Cherry51
1975Brown RiceDon Cherry54
1975KawaidaHerbie Hancock & Don Cherry1
1977Hear & NowDon Cherry2
1979Old and New Dreams (ECM)Old and New Dreams: Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell6
1982El CorazónDon Cherry & Ed Blackwell3
1982Music / SangamDon Cherry / Latif Khan2
1985Home Boy, Sister OutDon Cherry4
1985Tamma With Don Cherry & Ed BlackwellTamma With Don Cherry & Ed Blackwell1
1986City SpiritsTony Vacca & Tim Moran with Don Cherry & Tim Wolf1
1987VibrationsAlbert Ayler & Don Cherry1
1989Art DecoDon Cherry2
1990MultikultiDon Cherry52
1994Dona NostraDon Cherry1
2005Movement IncorporatedDon Cherry1
2016Musical MonstersDon Cherry - John Tchicai - Irène Schweizer, Léon Francioli - Pierre Favre -1
2017Terry Riley Don Cherry DuoTerry Riley, Don Cherry1
2017Music, Wisdom, Love 1969Don Cherry1
2020Om Shanti OmDon Cherry2
2021Cherry JamDon Cherry1

Album + Compilation

1980I giganti del jazz, vol. 6Gato Barbieri, Don Cherry, Albert Ayler & John Handy1
1991Mu (First and Second Parts)Don Cherry3
1993The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Don CherryDon Cherry1
1997Brotherhood SuiteDon Cherry With Bernt Rosengren Group1
2003Orient / Blue LakeDon Cherry1
2013"Mu" First Part / "Mu" Second Part / OrientDon Cherry1

Album + Soundtrack

1966New York Eye and Ear ControlAlbert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock & Sonny Murray2
2007The Holy MountainAlejandro Jodorowsky, Ronald Frangipane & Don Cherry2.53

Album + Live

1965At Beethoven HallGeorge Russell Sextet Guest Artist - Don Cherry1
1965At Beethoven Hall IIGeorge Russell Sextet Guest Don Cherry1
1974The Third World-UndergroundDollar Brand / Don Cherry / Carlos Ward4
1980ActionsDon Cherry, Krzysztof Penderecki33
1989In Europe 1963 - Vol. ISonny Rollins Quartet featuring Don Cherry1
1989In Europe 1963 - Vol. IISonny Rollins Quartet featuring Don Cherry1
1994The Montreal TapesCharlie Haden with Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell2
1996The Sonet RecordingsDon Cherry1
2002Live At The Bracknell Jazz Festival, 1986Don Cherry1
2003Live in AnkaraDon Cherry1
2007Live at Café Montmartre 1966Don Cherry2
2007Live In Frankfurt 82Bitter Funeral Beer Band with Don Cherry & Krishnamurti Sridhar2
2008Live at Café Montmartre 1966 Volume TwoDon Cherry2
2009Live at Café Montmartre 1966 Volume ThreeDon Cherry2
2009The Lenox Jazz School ConcertOrnette Coleman | Don Cherry | Jimmy Giuffre | Kenny Dorham1
2013Live in StockholmDon Cherry1
2015Complete Live at The Village Gate 1962Sonny Rollins Quartet With Don Cherry1
2018Studio 105, Paris 1967Don Cherry2
2021The Summer House SessionsDon Cherry1
Berlin Jazz Fest 11-9-68Don Cherry1

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