May 2, 2021 – 7:44 am

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Peter Brotzmann, Fred van Hove and Han Bennink
Berlin 1971 [no label, 1CD]

Live in Berlin, Germany; August 27, 1971. Very good FM broadcast.

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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Thanks to carville for sharing the show at Dime.

German FM (date unknown) > Maxell UDXL II (no Dolby) (circa 1985?) > flac (2021)

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Audio was shared as one single track. Arbitrarily split here for easier access.

Track 01. Improvisation - Part A 6:06
Track 02. Improvisation - Part B 5:14
Track 03. Improvisation - Part C 10:40
Track 04. Improvisation - Part D 10:49
Track 05. Improvisation - Part E 7:22
Track 06. Improvisation - Part F 6:06
Track 07. Improvisation - Part G 6:37
53 mins

Don Cherry (co, fl, perc, etc)
Peter Brotzmann (reeds)
Fred von Hove (kb)
Han Bennink (dr, etc)

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  1. 18 Responses to “JAZZ ON SUNDAY: DON CHERRY - BERLIN 1971”

  2. It’s a certainty that some poof will comment on the penises of these guys.

    By F O O L E on May 2, 2021

  3. Yes the penis talk will continue. Especially when instigators like FOOLE continuously bring it up . Even before it starts . They want attention, and encouragement. You just gave them what they want .

    By George on May 2, 2021

  4. Rumor has it Don had a Big Un

    By U L E on May 2, 2021

  5. Of course

    By U L E on May 2, 2021

  6. Rumor has it the other three all gots Lil Uns

    By U L E on May 2, 2021

  7. Last three twasnt mine all fakes

    By U L E on May 2, 2021

  8. Gorgeous George- Can I eat your ass out sometime soon?

    By DD on May 3, 2021

  9. The slopes at BigO don’t give a fuck about moderating, that’s why we’re here, George. Duhhhh.

    Ignoring us won’t stop us, we’ve been doing this shit for over four years now.

    By DD on May 3, 2021

  10. The gooks with lil Uns that run this shithole just don’t care, Georgie Girl.

    By U L E on May 3, 2021

  11. The only true thing here is this: I love a fat coсk in my asshole.

    By U L E on May 3, 2021

  12. First three was me . Rest all fakes

    By U L E on May 3, 2021

  13. What’s a slope ?

    By Don on May 3, 2021

  14. I think it’s a slant eyed chink , Don . Not sure though.maybe dd can confirm it .

    By HHH on May 3, 2021

  15. All of the above are mine. No fakes today

    By U L E on May 3, 2021

  16. Twernt me on last one nuther fake

    By U L E on May 3, 2021

  17. Fucking morons need new material.

    Shoo Uncle Daddy

    By Rico on May 3, 2021

  18. I used to love this when I was a kid.
    Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch Cherry Don!

    By Herbert West on May 4, 2021

  19. a slope/slopehead is a gook

    By DD on May 4, 2021

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