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Oslo 1969 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the NRK Studios, Oslo, Norway; October 10-12, 1969. Very good soundboard.

“At the time Don Cherry had played concerts in and around Oslo with what was the Jan Garbarek Quartet. At the instigation of Erling Wicklund at NRK, they assembled in the NRK studies and were joined by Sidsel Paaske, better known as a painter, but here contributing vocals and Jews harp.”

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Trumpeter Don Cherry might have honed his craft when he played with Ornette Coleman in the late ’50s and early ’60s but he did not hesitate to flex his musical muscles on his own. To call Cherry a trumpet player is not only misleading but does a great injustice to the musician. While he played the trumpet and cornet and assorted flutes, he was adept at the piano and even experimented with electronics.

In an interview, Cherry said: “The form of jazz where you had the composition, then the sax solo, trumpet solo, piano solo, drum solo, then trade fours - that concept doesn’t open up for surprises. And surprise is, to me, one of the most important things in life, for inspiration. I would write compositions so I could change those compositions. Or I’d have one artist solo in one piece and out of that piece we’d go to another, maybe never going back to what we started with.”

Don Cherry died in Spain in 1995 due to liver failure. He was 58.

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Tracks have been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Track 01. Untitled - Part A 10:07
Track 02. Untitled - Part B 7:32
Track 03. Untitled - Part C 4:50
Track 04. Untitled - Part D 7:19
Track 05. Untitled - Part E 5:17
Track 06. Untitled - Part F 7:17
43 mins

Don Cherry - pocket trumpet, flute, vcl, piano
Jan Garbarek - tenor sax, flute
Sidsel Paaske - vcl, Jews harp
Terje Rypdal - guitar
Arild Andersen - bass
Jan Christensen - drums

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  1. 22 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: DON CHERRY - OSLO 1969”

  2. Rumor has it Don had a Big Un

    By U L E on Sep 5, 2021

  3. Of course

    By U L E on Sep 5, 2021

  4. Honestly, I stopped visiting this site a few years ago because of the peurile (look it up) and repetitive comments from U.L.E. and Derek etc and have just logged in to find the same bullshit still persists. Thanks for destroying a perfectly brilliant source of excellent recordings. I just don’t understand what pleasure you get in such infantile shenanigans. Dickheads!!!

    By G Lake on Sep 5, 2021

  5. He might be my dad. Mom fucked a lot of guys who looked like him.

    By DD on Sep 5, 2021

  6. G Lake- just grab the boots and forget the comments like everyone else has been doing for several years.

    It’s obvious that BigO doesn’t give a fuck. It can’t be that difficult to block the sick assholes posting this garbage.

    By everyone else on BigO on Sep 5, 2021

  7. I’ll just have to go back to picking my spots then wiping the mirror down of all the puss!!!

    By HHH on Sep 6, 2021

  8. Twernt me above. Nutherfake

    By U L E on Sep 6, 2021

  9. I do love those king-sized chocolate bars!

    By U L E on Sep 6, 2021

  10. Last two twernt me more fakes

    By U L E on Sep 6, 2021

  11. Do people come here for the music, or to read a bunch of bullshit from internet morons ? Why is it so hard to ignore these bozos for some people?. Like the person above said , just grab the boots and ignore the morons .

    By Thomas on Sep 6, 2021

  12. G Lake sounds like one of them liberal democrats who voted for that shithead old man Joe Biden . He probably supports Occasio Cortez and them squad cunts . He probably already has his AOC for president button for 2024

    By Confederate Bob on Sep 6, 2021

  13. Bob , G Lake is probably another of Mark or Harmon the hard on,s identities.

    By HHH on Sep 6, 2021

  14. Mark is a Jew . I’m sure of it . Same with Harmon .

    By HHH on Sep 6, 2021

  15. suck my tiny сock triple h .

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Sep 6, 2021

  16. G Lake , are you Jewish ?

    By Der Furher on Sep 6, 2021

  17. You sound like a dirty , filthy , greedy , vermin jew .

    By Der Furher on Sep 6, 2021

  18. Adolph , you needed more ovens in the 1940s

    By HHH on Sep 6, 2021

  19. Just realized Adolf is dead, so he won’t be reading this.

    By HHH on Sep 6, 2021

  20. Last five twernt me more fakes

    By U L E on Sep 6, 2021

  21. Very interesting mix of Don Cherry and some of Norway’s finest jazz musicians. With legends like Gabarek and Rypdal and the famed rhythm section of Arild Andersen and Jon (not Jan) Christensen. Thx.

    By bodhi on Sep 14, 2021

  22. wish there was a way to clone Uncle Adolph. Wipeout all these dirty filthy jew bastards. Ive had it with these musicians pretending not to be jews when they really are. right bob zimmerman and leslie weinstein

    By HHH on Sep 14, 2021

  23. Leslie West is dead knucklehead

    By swappers on Sep 14, 2021

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