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Don Cherry

From the very beginning, Los Angeles-raised Don Cherry (1936) displayed an anti-virtuoso attitude that contrasted with the ruling dogmas of jazz music. Cherry shunned both acrobatic exhibitions and radical experiments in favor of humility and pathos (thus appealing more to the rock crowd than to the jazz crowd). His style focused on the idiosyncratic timbres of his pocket trumpet and on languid phrases that evoked ancestral worlds via the abstraction of exotic styles, predating Jon Hassell\'s \"fourth world\" music (and the whole world-music bandwagon) by more than a decade.

From the very beginning, Los Angeles-raised Don Cherry (1936) displayed an anti-virtuoso attitude that contrasted with the ruling dogmas of jazz music. Cherry shunned both acrobatic exhibitions and radical experiments in favor of humility and pathos (thus appealing more to the rock crowd than to the jazz crowd). His style focused on the idiosyncratic timbres of his pocket trumpet and on languid phrases that evoked ancestral worlds via the abstraction of exotic styles, predating Jon Hassell\'s \"fourth world\" music (and the whole world-music bandwagon) by more than a decade.

The Avant-garde (LP)
**180 gram vinyl** Though Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane were two of the prime forces in what came to be known as free jazz, their approaches couldn't have been more different. While Coleman's music dispensed with chords and rejected instrumental …
LP | €23.90
Om Shanti Shanti Om
**CD version** An amazing document of the life experiment that was the Organic Music Society. This super quality audio, recorded by RAI (the italian public broadcasting company) in 1976 for television, documents a quartet concert focused on vocals co…
CD | €14.00
Om Shanti Shanti Om (LP)
**In process of stocking** An amazing document of the life experiment that was the Organic Music Society. This super quality audio, recorded by RAI (the italian public broadcasting company) in 1976 for television, documents a quartet concert focused …
LP | €19.90
Universal Silence / Duo (2CD bundle)
This special bundle collects the CD reissues of Don Cherry's Universal Silence and his collaboration with Terry Riley in Duo:Don Cherry "Universal Silence" (1972)What can be said about Don Cherry that hasn’t been said? He was a musical bridge between…
2CD in bundle | €30.00
Universal Silence
What can be said about Don Cherry that hasn’t been said? He was a musical bridge between countless cultures - a titan of the avant-garde and jazz - one of the great, visionary voices of 20th century music for whom there was, and remains, no equivalen…
CD | €16.00
Terry Riley and Don Cherry Duo
Another incredible treasure from the vaults of Cologne radio, recorded in late February 1975. In this duo improvisation Terry Riley's organ intersections just define the geometry of the hyper-dimensional space where Don Cherry's outwordly trumpet liv…
CD | €16.00
Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting, December 1967 - SWR Broadcast (LP)
"Broadcast from SWR and recorded at the legendary 1967 Free Jazz Meeting in Baden-Baden, Germany this is a collection of four different performances by different line-ups, featuring big names in the European free jazz '60s scene of the time along suc…
LP | €17.90
Actions (LP)
Recorded live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival on October 17, 1971, Actions features a truly mind-bending confluence of musicians of the avant-garde, in the broadest sense of the term. Don Cherry -- the brilliant American free jazz trumpeter -- h…
LP | €21.90
El Corazon
The trumpeter sketches a succession of melodies and moods around and over the rich textural detail and earthy solidity of Mr Blackwell’s drumming,” noted Robert Palmer in The New York Times. “The melodies come from Spain, Africa, Jamaica and the mode…
CD | €13.00
Live at Yubin Chokin Kaikan Hall, Tokyo,14.05.1986 (LP)
For this historical concert held at the Yubin Chokin Hall, in Tokyo on May 14, 1986, the legendary Japanese drummer Masahiko Togashi brought together an amazing line-up with such modern jazz luminaries as Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Don Cherry (pocket …
LP | €17.90
Universal Silence (2LP)
Lucky restock, few copies available next week **Edition of 300, gatefold cover, newly remastered from the original tapes for optimal sound** What can be said about Don Cherry that hasn’t been said? He was musical bridge between countless cultures - a…
LPx2 | €28.00
Live At Yubin Chokin Kaikan Hall Tokyo 1986 (LP)
For this historical concert held at the Yubin Chokin Hall, in Tokyo on May 14, 1986, the legendary Japanese drummer Masahiko Togashi brought together an amazing lineup with such modern Jazz luminaries as Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Don Cherry (pocket t…
LP | €16.90
Live in Frankfurt 82 (LP)
2019 small repress. First of all, Bengt Berger -- a pioneer of the Swedish underground of the '70s and historical member of bands such as Archimedes Badkar and Arbete Och Fritid -- is a versatile drummer-percussionist and well-educated ethnomusicolog…
LP | €18.90
Brown Rice (LP)
Out of print in the U.S. for more than four decades, Don Cherry‘s meditative, inventive outsider jazz classic, Brown Rice, is available on vinyl once again as of today via Verve/Universal Music. The album is pressed on standard weight black vinyl and…
LP | €21.90
Complete Communion Live (Lp)
Complete Communion was Don Cherry's first Blue Note release. One of the groundbreaking pieces of work from the mid-sixties Jazz scene, and here is the same great line up caught live in Hilversum (Holland) in May 1966, just five months after the studi…
LP | €14.00
Home Boy, Sister Out (2Lp)
Don Cherry's downtown Paris funk masterwork Home Boy, Sister Out, produced in 1985 by Ramuntcho Matta and originally released by Barclay in France only, finally gets a worldwide release on Wewantsounds. Featuring French post-punk muse Elli Medeiros, …
LPx2 | €28.00
Terry Riley and Don Cherry Duo (Lp)
**Last copies. Newly remastered from the original tapes for optimal sound. Limited edition of 500 copies** Another incredible treasure from the vaults of Cologne radio, recorded in February 22/23rd, 1975. Unreleased sessions, carefully remastered, in…
LP | €19.90
Live at the Bracknell Jazz Festival (2Lp)
Edition of 500. The mid 80s were a pivotal period for Don Cherry. Much of his energies had been devoted to co-op projects like Codona and Old and New Dreams and he also helped jumpstart the Leaders. The time being ripe to form his own ensemble, Cherr…
LPx2 | €25.90
Song Of Soil (Lp)
Masahiko Togashi was a pivotal figure in the development of the Japanese free jazz scene in late 60s. Percussionist and composer, he lost the use of the legs in an accident which nevertheless didn’t not prevent him from continuing an astonishing care…
LP | €21.00
Music, Wisdom, Love 1969 (Lp)
Milestone! Reaching a near-mythical status amongst fans of free jazz's most worldly intrepid explorer, these seldom heard Paris soundtrack sessions known as Music, Wisdom, Love have evaded collectors' grasps and confused historians for exactly 50 yea…
LP | €19.90
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