Don Cherry

Organic Music Theatre - Fest. Jazz Chateauvallon 72 (BF-023 LP)

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Organic Music Theatre - Fest. Jazz Chateauvallon 72

Don Cherry



LPS 162649

BF-023 LP



LP 33,04 €

2x 180 GRAM LP on black vinyl

housed in a heavy-duty tip-on gatefold jacket


This live album captures American trumpeter and free jazz proponent Don Cherry undertaking one of his most ambitious projects - the Organic Music Theatre, which he established with his wife and visual artist Moki Cherry alongside his own New Researches outfit. Their inaugural concert at 1972’s Festival de jazz de Chateauvallon saw Cherry unusually step away from the trumpet in favour of the piano, letting his voice lead an all-star cast of musicians and dancers. The transcendent results can be heard here.


  • Don Cherry - piano, harmonium, tanpura, vocals
  • Naná Vasconcelos - berimbau, percussion
  • Christer Bothén - donso ngoni, piano, light percussion
  • Doudou Gouirand - soprano & alto saxophone, light percussion
  • Moki Cherry - tanpura, vocals

Live, "Festival de Jazz", Chateauvallon, France, August, 1972


  • SIDE A
  • A1 Intro: Dha Dhin Na, Dha Tin Na
  • A2 Butterfly Friend
  • A3 Elixir
  • A4 Amazwe
  • A5 Interlude with Puppets
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Elixir Reprise / Witchi Tai To
  • B2. Resa
  • B3. Relativity Suite, Part 1
  • SIDE C
  • C1. Berimbau Solo
  • C2. Interlude / North Brazilian Ceremonial Hymn
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Elixir Reprise / Ganesh
  • D2. Ntsikana's Bell / Traditional Melody