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Thanks for joining the All About Jazz community! Get out of the mind into the heart the easy way. To me this is a great Don Cherry album. There is some beautiful music on this album. Don't pay any attention to reviewers on here Judge the music for yourself. Format: Audio CD. When you finally get to Don Cherry, then you can sit back and relax, because you are entering Jazz Nirvana. He was a sideman, a leader, a partner, a composer, an interpreter, an explorer, a shaman, a collector, and the foremost exponent of "pocket" trumpet.
I first encountered Cherry by obtaining this very recording on vinyl sometime back when I was an undergraduate some 40 years ago. Since the dawn of the Digital Age, I have searched for this title.
It is available and in a high quality transfer from analog to digital. Go ahead; treat yourself to the Hear and do it Now.
I have always had difficulty distinguishing between good fusion and bad fusion -- almost all of it has this dated, untenable sound to it that I just cannot take seriously, from the spacy keyboard stylings to the ring of the electric guitar I love the work of Don Cherry, and I love his willingness to explore different genres and styles of music, and I even accept this is good fusion; but anytime I've put it on, it's been because I've been TRYING to like it.
The only cut I really enjoy is a half-minute improv called "Eagle Eye," written for Cherry's son, then very young, that has no fusiony touches whatever percussion and flute, if I recall.
The rest, while not by any stretch a betrayal of Cherry's musical concerns, and not offensive by any means -- just HAS not won me yet. If you're a Cherry fan wondering if his presence is strong enough on this disc to make it sound less trite than fusion usually sounds, the answer is NO. If you're a fusion fan, buy it, by all means, don't let me stand in your way.
They're all a whole heck of a lot more interesting than this'un. Now, almost 30 years later when I listen to Don Cherrys Here And Now, I feel that this album is as great a collection of music as all of the others I mentioned although it never received as much notoriety. Sign Out. Email Subscriptions. Redeem Gift Certificate. To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free or outside the United States, call Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm Eastern Time.
For personal non-commercial use only. All rights reserved. Band Of Gold 5. Blue In Green 6. Cup Of Loneliness 7. My Special Angel 8. Prelude To A Kiss 9. Hungry For Love Fly Me To The Moon Sixteen Tons Tennessee A Sunday Kind Of Love Misirlou The Blue Room Paper Doll Tracks of Disc 2 1. Non Dimenticar 2. Volare 3. I Love You 4. Something's Gotta Give 5. Metro Polka 6. Gopher Mambo 7.
Someone To Watch Over Me 8. Memories Of You 9. I'm Through With Love It's Only A Paper Moon I Wanna Be Loved What'll I Do? Beyond The Sea Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Too Many Secrets It Had To Be You Caravan Fever End Of The World I'll Be Seeing You. Exodus 2. Orfeo Negro 3. Suite for the Children 4. Afro Blue 5. Remember Clifford. Evidence CD. Save for Later. Who Knows Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes. Live in Stockholm CD. ABF Suite, Pt. Another Dome Session Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes.
Heartbreak Hotel 2. Blue Suede Shoes 3. The Wayward Wind 4. Clearly it's no classic; and definitely it's dated. But it's worth a few spins for sure. Let me know what you make of it Important 70s work from Don Cherry — one of the first albums to bring his overseas experiments to a larger US audience!
The set builds nicely off of styles that Don forged earlier in France and Scandinavia — a freer style of music than his work with Ornette Coleman, and a richly organic groove that builds up strongly from the bottom, often with elements of world music settled in alongside the jazz — but there's also some funkier moments here too, a bit like the Brown Rice album, but looser overall! The groups on most numbers are relatively large and spiritual — almost like Alice Coltrane at times, but a bit more electric and funky at others… Narada Michael Walden produced, and the whole set's got a very righteous feel The indecision and lack of confidence affecting Cherry at the time is totally understandable; unfortunately, it also permeates most of this LP - his one real stab at major label acceptance.
That said, a Don Cherry LP bowing to commercial acceptability is a damn sight better than many other artists of the time reaching for similar acceptance, and there are moments of high-brilliance amongst the clotted, over-sentimentalized, clinical pap.
Hear and Now's cover depicts a smiling Cherry posing like Buddha, and holding a trumpet with a bent mouthpiece — an indication of some meditative sounds, but it's really a mishmash of styles with a leaning toward African rhythmsHear and Now's cover depicts a smiling Cherry posing like Buddha, and holding a trumpet with a bent mouthpiece -- an indication of some meditative sounds, but it's really a mishmash of styles with a leaning toward African rhythms/5(11).