Don Cherry (1936-1995)

Don Cherry / Krzysztof Penderecki ‎– Actions (1971)
  1. Humus - The Life Exploring Force
  2. Sita Rama Encores
  3. Actions For Free Jazz Orchestra


Acoustic Guitar – Terje Rypdal
Bass – Buschi Niebergall
Bass, Electric Bass – Peter Warren
Conductor – Krzysztof Penderecki
Drums, Temple Block [Chinese Woodblocks], Tabla, Kalimba, Percussion, Performer [Plastic Hose, Horse Jaw Etc.] – Han Bennink
Flute, Bass Clarinet – Gunter Hampel
Orchestra – The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra
Organ, Electric Piano – Fred Van Hove
Tambura – Mocqui Cherry (tracks: 1)
Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – Peter Brötzmann
Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Willem Breuker
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Gerd Dudek
Trombone – Albert Mangelsdorff, Paul Rutherford (2)
Trumpet [Pocket], Flute [Chinese Shaun, South American Maya Bird], Vocals – Don Cherry (tracks: 1)
Trumpet, Cornet – Kenny Wheeler, Manfred Schoof, Tomasz Stańko
Vocals – Loes MacGillycutty (tracks: 1)


Recorded live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival on October 17, 1971.
p 1997 Wergo (previously on vinyl SM 1010) / p 2001 Intuition
24-bit digitally remastered at SAE Studios 301, Cologne
Originally released in 1971.

Don Cherry / Terry Riley - Live Köln (1975)
  1. Descending Moonshine Dervishes (19:44)
  2. Sunrise Of The Planetary Dream Collector (8:12)
  3. Improvisation (12:34)

Here’s a bootleg of Don Cherry and Terry Riley’s 1975 performance at Cologne. Performing three pieces on synthesizers, Riley leads, interweaving tones to the point of transcendence, while Cherry, on trumpet, gives a meditative focus to the compositions.

Don Cherry

Donald Eugene Cherry (November 18, 1936 – October 19, 1995) was an American jazz trumpeter. Noted for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, which began in the late 1950s, Cherry also became a pioneer of world fusion music in the 1960s. During this period, he incorporated various ethnic styles into his playing. After relocating to Sweden in the 1970s, he continued to tour and play festivals throughout the world and worked with a wide variety of musicians.

Don Cherry in UbuWeb Film