Don Cherry

The Summer House Sessions (BF-024 LP)

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The Summer House Sessions

Don Cherry



lps 162646

BF-024 LP



LP 23,13 €


33,04 €


housed in a heavy-duty tip-on jacket

Here's a summer house we'd really like to visit on our next vacation – a legendary spot in Sweden, where Don Cherry created freely with some of the hippest players on the local scene in 1968!

The tracks here were all recorded for later commercial release, which never ended up happening – and they represent a key bridge in Cherry's career between his important American work of the mid 60s, and his growing global consciousness to come – maybe a first chapter in the sound that would become the Organic Music Society!

The set features work from an array of musicians that includes Cherry on pocket trumpet and flute, Bernt Rosengren on tenor and flute, Gunnar Lindqvist on reeds, Tommy Koverhult on tenor and a variety of flutes, Jacques Thollot and Leif Wennerstrom on drums, Torbjorn Hultcrantz and Kent Carter on bass, and percussion from Bulent Ates – plus other members of the group!

There's no vocals, but there's a strong sense of rhythmic cohesion throughout – freewheeling jazz, but not entirely free either – and filled with a global inspiration that makes the whole thing come off with an organic sense of beauty.


  • Don Cherry - pocket trumpet, flute, percussion
  • Kent Carter, Torbjörn Hultcrantz - bass
  • Bernt Rosengren - clarinet
  • Bülent Ates - drums
  • Jacques Thollot, Leif Wennerström - drums
  • Tommy Koverhult, Bernt Rosengren - tenor sax, flute

Recorded July 20, 1968 at Kummelnäs, Nacka, Sweden.


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Human
  • A2. The Machine Age
  • A3. Sir Charles Brackeen "A"
  • A4. 9/8 Fort, Part I
  • SIDE B
  • B1. 9/8 Fort, Part II
  • B2. Mao
  • B3. Santuário Do Morro
  • B4. Samba
  • B5. Theme
  • B6. Sir Charles Brackeen "B"
  • B7. Sir Charles Brackeen "C"
  • B8. Plötsligt
  • B9. Om Igen