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Don Cherry

Don Cherry
Born: Nov 18, 1936 in Oklahoma City, OK
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Died: Oct 19, 1995 in Málaga, Spain
Genre: Jazz, World
Biography: The second track from Tomorrow Is the Question -- Ornette Coleman's 1959 wake-up call to the fusty hard bop movement -- is a medium tempo blues, "Tears Inside." After the statement of the tune's two-beat, countrified-bebop theme, trumpeter Don Cherry plays a solo that -- for all its frail beauty and ...Read full biography
Orient
Released: 2003
Label: Get Back Records
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Orient captures the nomadic Don Cherry in two live sets in the early '70s with two different trios. As distinguished from his early jazz career with Ornette Coleman and his later flirtations with pop forms, ...Read full review
Complete Communion
Released: 1965
Label: Blue Note
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Not counting a couple of sessions he co-led with John Coltrane and Albert Ayler, Complete Communion was the first album Don Cherry recorded as a leader following his departure from the Ornette Coleman ...Read full review
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