Episode #2461

Sampling Don Cherry

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Friday, October 19, 2007

The great trumpeter, world music icon, jazz explorer, improviser, and part Choctaw Indian - Don Cherry - is no longer on the planet, but his work lives on in recordings. On this edition of New Sounds, we'll sample some of the music of Don Cherry, which reaches across a weird and wonderful range of musical idioms and forms. Listen to Cherry's work as Codona - a group with Collin Walcott and the Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos - whose musical flavourings draw from Africa, India, South America and the Middle East. There's also some of the "American Indian jazz" that Cherry played with tenor sax player Jim Pepper. Plus, hear from collaborations with Latif Khan, Adam Rudolph, Hassan Hakmoun, Lou Reed and Talking Heads, among others.

PROGRAM # 2461 Don Cherry’s World Music (First aired on Wed.. 10/5/05)





Carla Bley

Escalator Over The Hill

A.I.R. (All India Radio) [4:00]

ECM #839310 , Watt 1802 Available at*

Don Cherry & Latif Khan


One Dance [4:00]

Europa JP #2009 Out of Print

Trilok Gurtu


Usfret, excerpt [4:30]

CMP #33

Codona (Colin Walcott, Don Cherry, Nana Vasconcelos)


Codona [6:00]

ECM #1132 ***

Jim Pepper

Comin’ And Goin’

Squaw Song [5:30]

Island/Antilles #90680
Out of Print, but try E-bay and
Info about Jim Pepper at

Jai Uttal


Footprints [4:00]

Triloka #183 ** *

Don Cherry w/Aberg & Stenson

Dona Nostra

Prayer [5:00]

ECM #@1448 ***

Mandingo Griot Society

Mandingo Griot Society

Sounds From the Bush [4:00]

Flying Fish #70076 Dist. by*

Hassan Hakmoun & Adam Rudolph

Gift Of the Gnawa

Larmame [7:00]

Flying Fish #70571 Dist. by*

Comments [3]

david reid from sweden

Great program Don Cherry is still so underrated. During the time he was in Sweden he was an enormous influence playing music which was the basis of World music. He played the music of Lars Gullin. He played with turkish drummer Okay Temiz using 7/8 & 9/8 times, Swedish sax players Bernt Rosengren and Tommy Kuverhult. He also played with first GONG group in 1968. Ram Narayan and Suresh Talwakar gave classes to a master class arranged by Don and he further took lessons from Ram Naraya on sarongi rhythms. I have even listened to tapes of Cherry playing with Peter Brötzmann around 1970. All this built up a unique knowledge which is so evident in your program. More please

Oct. 26 2007 12:42 PM
John Schaefer

Thanks Jerrin!

Oct. 19 2007 12:25 PM
Jerrin Pothen from Floral Park, NY

I've been listening to New Sounds for about 7 years now. I love it. Very good mix of original novel music pieces. I fall asleep to your show every night.This program literally takes you to a different world every night. Absolutely lovely programming. Keep up the good work.

Oct. 19 2007 01:37 AM

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