Don Cherry

Born 18 November 1936. Died 19 October 1995.

Jazz trumpeter

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Don Cherry- Treasures of The Spirit

Cherry plays a concert to mark the new year (1992)in Bombay. Filmed for the BBC Arena Rhythms of The World: Bombay and All That Jazz.

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Donald Eugene Cherry (November 18, 1936 – October 19, 1995) was an American jazz trumpeter. He is well known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, which began in the late 1950s. In the 1960s he became a pioneer of world fusion music, incorporating various ethnic styles into his playing. In the 1970s he relocated to Sweden, but he continued to tour and play festivals throughout the world and worked with a wide variety of musicians.

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