Unheard Don Cherry Release Coming Soon

Source: KNKX.

In 1966, Don Cherry recorded his debut as a bandleader, Complete Communion. It’s been lauded as an important innovation in free jazz of the time, featuring a young Gato Barbieri on sax in a pianoless quartet. That same year, Cherry took his cornet to Europe and recorded a few songs with a quartet of local musicians. The three Cherry originals and one standard (“You Took Advantage of Me”) will finally be available for Record Store Day Saturday in the collection Cherry Jam from London’s Gearbox Records.