Sampling Don Cherry

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*