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Don Cherry

tr, cor, 1936-1995 US, Oklahoma City
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Donald Eugene 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.

  • Trumpet
  • Cornet
  • Vocals
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Folk
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Brown Rice on Don Cherry by Don Cherry
Universal Mother on Hear & Now by Don Cherry
Benoego on Home Boy, Sister Out by Don Cherry
The Ballad Of The Fallen (Folk Song From El Salvador) on The Ballad Of The Fallen by Charlie Haden & Carla Bley
Utopia and Visions on Organic Music Society by Don Cherry
Don's Dawn on New York Eye & Ear Control by Various Artists
Degi-Degi on Don Cherry by Don Cherry
Malkauns on Don Cherry by Don Cherry
What Reason Could I Give on Dona Nostra by Don Cherry
Chenrezig on Don Cherry by Don Cherry

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Complete Communion Live In Hilversum May 9th, 1966Don Cherry2019Album
Free Jazz Meeting Baden Baden '67Don Cherry, Marion Brown, Evan Parker, John Stevens2018Album
Terry Riley Don Cherry DuoTerry Riley, Don Cherry2017Album
Live In Berlin October 29th, 1983The Sun Ra All Stars Featuring: Don Cherry, Archie Shepp, Lester Bowie2017Album
VibrationsAlbert Ayler and Don Cherry2017Album
Music, Wisdom, Love 1969Don Cherry2017Album
Musical MonstersDon Cherry - John Tchicai - Irene Schweizer, Léon Francioli - Pierre Favre2016Album
Live At Liederhalle In Stuttgart 1966Don Cherry, Gato Barbieri, Karl Berger, Bo Stief, Aldo Romano2016Album
Don JonDon Cherry, Jon Appleton2016Single
Complete Live At The Village Gate 1962Sonny Rollins Quartet With Don Cherry2015Album
Modern ArtDon Cherry2014Album
Live In StockholmDon Cherry2013Album
"Mu" First Part / "Mu" Second Part / OrientDon Cherry2013Compil.
Live In Paris April 22 1971Don Cherry2013Album
OHM Dedication Series #1Beautiful Swimmers Present Don Cherry2012Album
Evidence + Soprano SaxSteve Lacy & Don Cherry2012Compil.
Evidence (+ Soprano Sax)Steve Lacy With Don Cherry2012Compil.
Live At Café Montmartre 1966 Volume ThreeDon Cherry2009Album
Malkauns / Brown Rice / Tarot Will Teach You / IslaDon Cherry2008Compil.
Complete Live At The HillcrestOrnette Coleman Quintet With Don Cherry & Paul Bley2007Compil.
Live In Frankfurt 82Bitter Funeral Beer Band With Don Cherry & Krishnamurti Sridhar2007Album
Movement IncorporatedDon Cherry2005Album
The New TraditionalistsThe Art Ensemble Of Chicago & Don Cherry2004Compil.
Orient / Blue LakeDon Cherry2003Album
Live At The Bracknell Jazz Festival, 1986Don Cherry2002Album
CoolDon Cherry2000Compil.
Ornette Coleman & Don Cherry (New York)Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry1997Compil.
Brotherhood SuiteDon Cherry With Bernt Rosengren Group1997Compil.
Don CherryDon Cherry featuring Ornette Coleman & Steve Lacy1996Compil.
The Sonet Recordings: Eternal Now/Live AnkaraDon Cherry1996Album
The Montreal TapesCharlie Haden With Don Cherry And Ed Blackwell1994Album
Dona NostraDon Cherry, Lennart Åberg, Bobo Stenson, Anders Jormin, Anders Kjellberg, Okay Temiz1994Album
The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Don CherryDon Cherry1993Album
Sex Is The AnswerInside Heaven Feat. Ricardo Da Force & Don Cherry1993Single
Change Is OverdueThe Watts Prophets And Don Cherry1992Album
Jazz GiantsChick Corea - Dave Holland - Hubert Laws - Woody Shaw - Gato Barbieri - Don Cherry - Albert Ayler & John Handy Quintet1991Compil.
MultikultiDon Cherry1990Album
FootprintsJai Uttal Featuring Don Cherry & Lakshmi Shankar1990Album
In Europe 1963 - Vol. IISonny Rollins Quartet Featuring Don Cherry1989Album
In Europe 1963 - Vol. ISonny Rollins Quartet Featuring Don Cherry1989Album
Art DecoDon Cherry1989Album
City SpiritsTony Vacca & Tim Moran With Don Cherry & Tim Wolf1986Album
Tamma With Don Cherry & Ed BlackwellTamma With Don Cherry & Ed Blackwell1985Album
Home Boy (Sister Out)Don Cherry1985Album
Forgotten TalesDoudou Gouirand Featuring Don Cherry1985Album
The Ballad Of The FallenCharlie Haden, Carla Bley, Don Cherry, Sharon Freeman, Mick Goodrick, Jack Jeffers, Michael Mantler, Paul Motian, Jim Pepper, Dewey Redman, Steve Slagle, Gary Valente1983Album
Music / SangamDon Cherry / Latif Ahmed Khan1982Album
El CorazónDon Cherry / Ed Blackwell1982Album
Untitled GiftBilly Bang With Don Cherry, Wilber Morris, Denis Charles1982Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 6Gato Barbieri, Don Cherry, Albert Ayler, John Handy1980Compil.
Session In Paris, Vol. 1 "Song Of Soil"Masahiko Togashi With Don Cherry & Charlie Haden1979Album
Live In AnkaraDon Cherry1978Album
Mandingo Griot SocietyMandingo Griot Society With Special Guest Don Cherry1978Album
Hear & NowDon Cherry1977Album
Brown RiceDon Cherry1975Album
Eternal NowDon Cherry1974Album
Blue LakeDon Cherry1974Album
The Third World-UndergroundDollar Brand / Don Cherry / Carlos Ward1974Album
OrientDon Cherry1973Album
Relativity SuiteDon Cherry & The Jazz Composer's Orchestra1973Album
Organic Music SocietyDon Cherry1973Album
At Beethoven HallThe George Russell Sextet Guest Artist - Don Cherry1973Compil.
ActionsKrzysztof Penderecki - Don Cherry & The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra1971Album
"Mu" First Part / "Mu" Second PartDon Cherry1971Compil.
Human MusicJon Appleton & Don Cherry1970Album
Eternal RhythmDon Cherry1969Album
"Mu" Second PartDon Cherry1969Album
Where Is Brooklyn?Don Cherry1969Album
"Mu" First PartDon Cherry1969Album
Symphony For ImprovisersDon Cherry1967Album
New York Eye And Ear ControlAlbert Ayler, Don Cherry, John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd, Gary Peacock, Sunny Murray1966Album
TogethernessDon Cherry1966Album
The Avant-GardeJohn Coltrane & Don Cherry1966Album
Complete CommunionDon Cherry1966Album
At Beethoven HallThe George Russell Sextet Guest Artist - Don Cherry1965Album
La Maison Fille Du SoleilDon Cherry, François Tusques, Beb Guerin, J.-F. Jenny-Clark1965Single
GhostsAlbert Ayler Quartet Featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock And Sunny Murray1965Album
At Beethoven Hall IIThe George Russell Sextet Guest Don Cherry1965Album
It Is RevealedPrince Lasha / Sonny Simmons / Clifford Jordan / Don Cherry1963Album
PsycologyBosse Skoglund, Don Cherry, Bengt Nordström1963Album
EvidenceSteve Lacy With Don Cherry1962Album
The Golden Age / Hasty HeartDon Cherry, Ray Conniff And His Orchestra & Chorus1959Single
Live At "The Montmartre" Vol. 1Don CherryAlbum
MarriedDon CherrySingle
Live At "The Montmartre" Vol. 2Don CherryAlbum
Brotherhood FrankfultDon CherryAlbum
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