On 1 Favorites Lists

» Edit Band Information
» Edit Albums

» Add a Review
» Add an Album
» Add MP3
» Add News

Don Cherry

Don Cherry, born Donald Eugene Cherry (November 18, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - October 19, 1995), gained notoriety in the late 1950s through legendary Ornette Coleman recordings featuring Cherry’s cornet and trumpet playing (sometimes featuring his playing of novel horns); including The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959) and Free Jazz (1961), the latter of which bred an entirely new sub-genre of jazz itself. After leaving Coleman and playing with John Coltrane on The Avant-Garde (1961), he signed a deal with Blue Note records to release three albums. The first and most famous of these recor ...read more

Don Cherry, born Donald Eugene Cherry (November 18, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - October 19, 1995), gained notoriety in the late 1950s through legendary Ornette Coleman recordings featuring Cherry’s cornet and trumpet playing (sometimes featuring his playing of novel horns); including The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959) and Free Jazz (1961), the latter of which bred an entirely new sub-genre of jazz itself. After leaving Coleman and playing with John Coltrane on The Avant-Garde (1961), he signed a deal with Blue Note records to release three albums. The first and most famous of these recordings, Complete Communion (1965), proved Cherry’s worth and originality as a composer by developing several different themes within each twenty minute piece and blurring the distinction between composition and improvisation.

During the late 1960s and beyond Cherry added various world music elements to his work. He constantly traveled and implemented different ethnic elements, including the shenai (an oboe-like instrument) until his death in Malaga, Spain in 1995. « hide

Similar Bands: Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp

Don Cherry
1975

3.4
4 Votes
"mu" Second Part
1970

3.6
7 Votes
Eternal Rhythm
1969

4.1
24 Votes
"mu" First Part
1969

3.8
6 Votes
Symphony for Improvisers
1966

4
6 Votes
Complete Communion
1966

4
6 Votes

Music Lists
12.22.14  Some Tasty Jazz10.12.14  Hip Hop----electronic----jazz
05.26.14  Music, Films, Video Games Worth Che04.18.14  I Turn 20, Time For Some Jazz.
03.06.14  Jazz Albums I Dig09.11.13  Rip To All The Victims!
07.12.13  Underrated On Sputnik; Bass Players04.16.13  Bring Me To Life
04.10.13  Under Appreciated Genres01.12.13  Music/film: Recent Goodies
01.09.13  In The Name Of Potsy (and Osiris)09.06.12  Top Albums Of 1973
09.06.12  Top Albums Of 196808.25.11  Sputjazz: Steppin' Out
03.28.11  Goin Crazy03.17.11  Jazz With Zazz
12.02.10  100 Jazz Albums You Need10.25.10  Soundtrack To Stress

Contributors: liledman, Athom,

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy