Don Cherry

Submitted by on Sep 17, 2015

Don Cherry

Background:

Don Cherry

Don Cherry – [Donald Eugene Cherry] b. Oklahoma City, OK, 18. 11. 36 d. Malaga, Spain, 19. 10. 95 made in the average rate of the blues “Tears Inside”Ornette Coleman in 1959 became a signal which stirred leaning towards stagnation hard bop. Solo trumpeter played in it Don Cherry to play like could play Miles Davis and Chet Baker. Today, activities and Coleman, and Don Cherry ne seems so revolutionary as it was in those years, it is now clear that they relied on the power of the jazz tradition, but both of these avant-garde, the founders of free jazz, We have done a lot for the release of jazz improvisational forms from the dictates of conventional metro-rhythmic schemes. The basis of success Don Cherry – trumpeter lay not in the power of sound, and its flexibility; ability to convey deepest emotions almost imperceptible manipulation of elements of musical structure. His sound was so close to the modulations of the human voice as an instrument allowed. Don Cherry started playing with Coleman in 1957. His main instrument was then pocket trumpet (or cornet) – a miniature version of a standard tool. This tool is purchased from the Don Cherry more nasal sound than a large tube. Although from time to time and he played on it, the more he associates with a small tool. All the early 60’s he worked with Coleman and participated in the first seven entries (and the most valuable!) His albums. In 1960, he wrote”The Avant-Garde”with John Coltrane. After retiring from Coleman Don Cherry played with Steve Lacy. Sonny Rollins, Archie Shepp. Albert Ayler. In 1963-1964, together with the Shepp and John Tchicai vozglavpyal”New York Contemporary Five”. In the years 1964-1966, together with Gato Barbieri Band led in Europe by writing two very valuable album: “Complete Communion”and”Symphony For Improvisers”. In 1970 he taught at Dartmouth College, in 1973, recorded with “Jazz Composer’s Orchestra”. Later, he lived for four years in Sweden, making it a base for trips to Europe and the Middle East. He began an intensive study of non-European musical culture and embraced Buddhism. Under the influence of Buddhist – induizskogo musical influences in the late 70’s – early 80’s he worked with “Codona”: group, which along with him included percussionist Mala Vasconcelos and multi Colin Walcott. The music of this band is a fusion of Indian, African, Asian and other non-European music. At the same time, along with Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwelf, Dewey Redman formed “Old And New Dreams”, a group where former partners Coleman played his music. After the collapse of Codona I organized a group “Nu”with Vasconcelos and saxophonist Carlos Ward. In 1988 he wrote focused on more traditional jazz disc”Art Deco”with Charlie Haden, Billy Higgins and saxophonist James Clay. Up until his death, Cherry did not lose interest in the combination of a variety of musical genres, to”world music”. I learned to play and write essays for wooden flutes, vestibule, the Javanese Orchestra gamepan. Elements of these passions visible in all his later works, especially in “Multi Kulti”(1990). More about the creative way the musician read the article”A man with a pocket tube”.

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