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Cherry Jam (Indie Exclusive 180g) Vinyl LP

Gearbox RecordsSKU fr-4432

rare Copenhagen studio session, previously unheard since 1965 radio broadcast
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"Cherry Jam sets the scene in 60s Copenhagen, a city which at the time proved instrumental in the hosting and development of jazz musicians both local and American. Don Cherry had performed and recorded there with Archie Shepp in 1963, toured with Albert Ayler in the autumn of 1964, and would go on to have a residency at the hip Cafe Montmartre in 1966. Our recording is taken from the original tape of a 1965 radio broadcast, programmed by Denmark’s national radio station (Danmarks Radio.) It was in this same year that Cherry
 would record his landmark Blue Note recording, Complete Communion, with Leandro 'Gato' Barbieri on tenor saxophone, Henry Grimes on double bass, and Edward Blackwell on drums. This particular line-up however, consisting of Danish musicians, has never been heard after its original broadcast date, and neither have the three original Don Cherry compositions that are featured on the recording credits. These four pieces show Don Cherry in the midst of his transformation from pivotal sideman in New York’s avant-garde jazz scene to leader of his own groups and world traveller. His endless curiosity, free-thinking openness to different cultures, and rejection of musical boundaries paved the way for future creators in jazz, world music, and beyond." - Gearbox Records

  • 1965 Copenhagen studio recording for Denmark National Radio
  • previously unreleased session featuring the only known recording of 3 original Don Cherry compositions
  • 180g black vinyl pressing
  • indie exclusive Japan import
  • includes obi strip + printed insert
  • featuring Don Cherry (cornet), Mogens Bollerup (t. sax), Atli Bjørn (p), Benny Nielsen (b), Simon Koppel (d)
  • music label: Gearbox Records 2021
UPC: 5060708610647

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