Few musicians have accumulated as wide an array of collaborators as trumpeter Don Cherry managed in a life of global travel and music-making. From working closely with every major saxophonist of the early Sixties, including Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, and Albert Ayler, Cherry went on to participate in projects led by musicians as diverse as George Russell, Lou Reed, Ian Dury, and Sun Ra. He brought the instruments and sounds of world music into his jazz, suffused with a spiritual joy apparent to musicians and fans alike.
Don Cherry started his journey in life on November 18, 1936, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where his father ran the Cherry Blossom Club. The family moved west to Los Angeles in 1940. His father became the head bartender at the Plantation... Read More
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Jazz, Avant-Garde, Free Jazz, Fusion, World Fusion