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Don Cherry

Don Cherry is perhaps the most important avant-garde trumpeter in jazz history. His career took off when he joined up with saxophonist Ornette Colemen in the late 1950s. Coleman's album THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME, on which Cherry is prominently featured, essentially invented the concept of free improvisation in jazz. Cherry would play with Coleman for many years, but also collaborated with avant-garde icons such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Archie Shepp and Steve Lacey, to name but a few. Cherry… Show more

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