Don Cherry

"Mu" Second Part ()

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"Mu" Second Part

Don Cherry

BYG Records

BYG Actuel31

LPS 129985

16,51 €


Don Cherry really breaks out here on his classic Mu sessions from France – using the new freedoms of post-68 Paris to explore themes at a level that would set the tone for generations to come! The album's very spare, and very improvised – with Cherry on pocket trumpet, piano, and wooden flute – plus a bit of percussion too – alongside drummer Ed Blackwell, who's equally unbridled – showing a huge evolution since the time both he and Don spent in the group of Ornette Coleman! There's a few echoes of the global elements that Cherry would later embrace more strongly in the 70s – but the core energy here is mostly improvised jazz, handled at a level that really makes a lot better use of the freedom than some of Don's contemporaries


  • Don Cherry - trumpet, vocalss
  • Ed Blackwell - drums

Recorded August 22, 1969 at Studio Saravah, Paris


  • SIDE A
  • A1. The Mysticism Of My Sound
  • A2a. Dollar Brand
  • A2b. Spontaneous Composing
  • A2c.Exert, Man On The Moon
  • A3.Bamboo Night
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Teo-Teo-Can
  • B2. Smiling Faces Going Places
  • B3. Psycho-Drama
  • B4a. Theme Albert Heath
  • B4b. Theme Dollar Brand
  • B4c. Baby Rest, Time For...