EP of unreleased Don Cherry recordings announced for Record Store Day

Along with Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry released such classic albums as Something Else!!!!, Change Of The Century and Free Jazz…

Don Cherry

Gearbox Records have announced a 12″ of previously-unreleased material from renowned trumpeter Don Cherry for Record Store Day 2020. The new release, Cherry Jam, features rare pre-recordings from a performance on Danish national radio in 1965 – the same year he recorded his landmark album Complete Communion.

The 4-track EP features 3 new orignial compositions of Cherry’s, as well as a classic standard. The line-up consists of Cherry on cornet, Mogens Bollerup on tenor saxophone, Atli Bjørn on piano, Benny Nielsen on double bass, and Simon Koppel on drums.