By Stef Gijssels
Somehow older recordings by Don Cherry are getting released, and we can only applaud the labels for their efforts. Cherry was a man of many genres and musical collaborations, even if his signature style was always joyful and optimistic. A short overview of new albums.
Nu - Don Cherry, Edward Blackwell, Carlos Ward, Nana Vasconcelos, Mark Helias - NU Live in Glasgow (Self, 2021)
Listen and download from Bandcamp.
Don Cherry, Carlos Ward & Abdullah Ibrahim - Universal Silence (Lepo Glasbo, 2020)
Don Cherry - Cherry Jam (Gearbox Records, 2020)
The music was taken from a 1965 pre-record for Danish national radio. The album was released in 2,000 numbered vinyl copies at the occasion of Record Story Day in 2020.
Don Cherry - Summer House Sessions (Blank Forms, 2021) & Organic Music Theatre - Festival de jazz de Chateauvallon 1972 (Blank Forms, 2021)
Albert Mangelsdorff, Evan Parker, Marion Brown, Don Cherry – Baden Baden Free Jazz Meeting December 1967 (Alternative Fox, 2020)
This music was already released by Hi Hat in 2018. The music is the same, the order of the pieces are different.
Albert Ayler with Don Cherry - European Recordings Autumn 1964 revisited (Ezz-thetics, 2020)