picture of Don Cherry
Don Cherry
Don Cherry (1936-1995), known as an excellent cornetist, worked first with Ornette Coleman. He cooperated also with Steve Lacy, Archie Shepp, Albert Ayler and John Tchicai.
In the early 80's, he founded, together with Collin Walcott and Nana Vasconcelos, the group CODONA.
Cherry toured mainly through Europe, most of his recordings were made in Germany. His activities at the organ were an exception, but worth being mentioned.


El Corazón
ECM 1230
released 1982
recorded February 1982 in Ludwigsburg/Germany
Don Cherry, trumpet, organ, piano, melodica, doussn'gouni
Ed Blackwell, drums, percussion
Codona 3
ECM 1243
released 1983
recorded September 1982 in Ludwigsburg/Germany
Collin Walcott, sitar, hammered dulcimer, sanza, tabla, vioce
Don Cherry, trumpet, organ, doussn' gouni, voice
Nana Vasconcelos, berimbau, percussion, voice

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