Don Cherry: Ornette in Los Angeles and early New York years (1950s and 1960s)

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Ben Sidran interviews Don Cherry for NPR in 1983 and 1985

Cherry’s reminiscences of the early years in Los Angeles and New York including his memories of Ed Blackwell, Scott LaFaro, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, the Master of Musicians of Jajouka and others.

Includes many musical selections and Cherry’s explanation/demonstration of Ornette’s harmolodics.


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