Don Cherry

El Corazon (ECM 1230)

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El Corazon

Don Cherry

ECM Touchstones

602567430766

ECM 154992

ECM 1230

JAZZ

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CD 8,26 €

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• 4 1/2 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Two powerful proponents of the avant-garde—Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell—bare their tender souls on this set for trumpet and drums. While on paper this looks like an unusual combination, one thinks nothing of it once they start playing. Blackwell’s approach to his kit is melodic enough to carry its own, and the superb engineering gives him a wide berth, ensuring that every element has its place. Cherry’s sidelong glances into piano, melodica, and organ, meanwhile, provide plenty of traction in the duo’s more adventuresome tunes.

PERSONNEL:

  • DON CHERRY, pocket trumpet, piano, melodica, doussn’gouni, organ
  • ED BLACKWELL, drums, wood drum, cowbell

Recorded February 1982 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg.

TRACKS:

  • 01. Mutron
  • 02. Bemsha Swing
  • 03. Solidarity
  • 04. Arabian Nightingale
  • 05. Roland Alphonso
  • 06. Makondi
  • 07. Street Dancing
  • 08. Short Stuff
  • 09. El Corazon
  • 10. Rhythm For Runner
  • 11. Near-In
  • 12. Voice Of The Silence