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.

Legal name: Donald Eugene Cherry



1963It Is RevealedPrince Lasha / Sonny Simmons / Clifford Jordan / Don Cherry1
1963PsychologyBo Skoglund, Don Cherry, Bengt Nordström1
1966The Avant-GardeJohn Coltrane & Don Cherry212
1966Complete CommunionDon Cherry48
1966Symphony for ImprovisersDon Cherry8
1966TogethernessDon Cherry57
1969Eternal RhythmDon Cherry37
1969Where Is Brooklyn?Don Cherry8
1970“mu” First PartDon Cherry6
1970“mu” Second PartDon Cherry6
1970Human MusicJon Appleton & Don Cherry5
1972Organic Music SocietyDon Cherry4
1973Relativity SuiteDon Cherry & The Jazz Composer’s Orchestra5
1974Eternal Now (aka Tibet)Don Cherry9
1975Brown Rice (reissued as Don Cherry)Don Cherry510
1977Hear & NowDon Cherry9
1979Old and New Dreams (ECM)Old and New Dreams: Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell36
1982El CorazónDon Cherry / Ed Blackwell5
1982Music / SangamDon Cherry / Latif Khan3
1985Home Boy, Sister OutDon Cherry5
1986City SpiritsTony Vacca & Tim Moran with Don Cherry & Tim Wolf1
1989Art DecoDon Cherry3
1990MultikultiDon Cherry52
1994Dona NostraDon Cherry, Lennart Åberg / Bobo Stenson1
2005Movement IncorporatedDon Cherry1
2020Om Shanti OmDon Cherry3

Album + Compilation

1971Mu (First and Second Parts)Don Cherry8
1980I giganti del jazz, vol. 6Gato Barbieri, Don Cherry, Albert Ayler & John Handy1
1993The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Don CherryDon Cherry1
1997Brotherhood SuiteDon Cherry with Bernt Rosengren Group1
1997Ornette Coleman & Don Cherry (Jazz & dintorni series)Ornette Coleman & Don Cherry1
1999Don CherryDon Cherry feat. Ornette Coleman & Steve Lacy1
2000CoolDon Cherry1
2013“mu” First Part / “mu” Second Part / OrientDon Cherry2

Album + Compilation + Live

1971At Beethoven HallGeorge Russell Sextet Guest Artist - Don Cherry5
1996The Sonet RecordingsDon Cherry1
2003Orient / Blue LakeDon Cherry1

Album + Soundtrack

1966New York Eye and Ear ControlAlbert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sonny Murray14
2007The Holy MountainAlejandro Jodorowsky, Ronald Frangipane & Don Cherry2.54
2017Music, Wisdom, Love 1969Don Cherry2

Album + Live

1965At Beethoven HallGeorge Russell Sextet Guest Artist - Don Cherry8
1965At Beethoven Hall IIGeorge Russell Sextet Guest Don Cherry4
1971ActionsDon Cherry - Penderecki / The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra36
1973OrientDon Cherry36
1974Blue LakeDon Cherry5
1974The Third World-UndergroundDollar Brand / Don Cherry / Carlos Ward4
1978Live in AnkaraDon Cherry3
1985Tamma with Don Cherry & Ed BlackwellTamma with Don Cherry & Ed Blackwell2
1994The Montreal Tapes (rec. July 2, 1989)Charlie Haden with Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell3
2002Live at the Bracknell Jazz Festival, 1986Don 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
2014Modern Art: Stockholm 1977Don Cherry1
2015Complete Live at The Village Gate 1962Sonny Rollins Quartet with Don Cherry1
2016Musical MonstersDon Cherry - John Tchicai - Irène Schweizer, Léon Francioli - Pierre Favre -1
2017Terry Riley Don Cherry DuoTerry Riley, Don Cherry1
2019Universal SilenceDon Cherry, Carlos Ward, Dollar Brand2
2021NU Live in GlasgowDon Cherry, Edward Blackwell, Mark Helias, Carlos Ward & Naná Vasconcelos1
2021The Summer House SessionsDon Cherry2
2022TrioDollar Brand|Don Cherry|Carlos Ward2
2023Roundtrip (1977)Don Cherry & Jean Schwarz3


1965La Maison Fille du SoleilDon Cherry, François Tusques, Bernard Guérin1


2020Cherry JamDon Cherry3

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