Cherry’s work as a leader has numerous stages, but a great many of the high point fall within a surprisingly brief and prolific period which extends from the release of "Mu" - the first entry in the legendary Jazz Actuel series for BYG, in 1969, until Brown Rice in 1975. He was on fire - continuously creating visionary, often radically varied music which repeatedly changed the landscape of jazz. A rare entry from the period which gave us Eternal Rhythm, Orient, Organic Music Society, Relativity Suite, Eternal Now, and Blue Lake, now comes Universal Silence - a stunning piece of work extending across 2 LPs, recorded live in Berlin on November 3, 1972, and never officially released. It encounters Cherry in playing in a short lived trio which lasted only and handful of dates - making the unique interplay established with legendary players, Dollar Brand and Carlos Ward, also captured on 1974’s The Third World Underground (recorded only 11 days later), that much more important and rare. Cherry, Brand, and Ward would all continue to work together in different configurations and groups over the coming decades, but what emerges across Universal Silence is relatively unique - three tonal player, rushed with joy, without a rhythm section, filling in all the angles and beats themselves. Shifting from simple song, slow chant, to wild full on, hard blown frantic fire, this is free jazz like only Cherry, one of its true innovators, could unleash - tense as hell, yet remarkable natural and filled with ease. More than 45 years after it fell onto the tape, it’s an incredible thing to behold - like a wound up rubber band transformed into wind. What free improvising is all about. Unquestionable one of the most beautiful and historical important LPs to be released in 2019 so far, it’s hard to express how excited we are about this one! As essential as they come! Issued in a beautiful gatefold cover, 10 pieces of incredible music from this short lived super-group. Don’t sleep. It’s going to be gone in a blink.