Don Cherry

Live at Cafe Montmartre, Volume One

**Bonus Smorgasbord DVD Sampler Included! Over 15 Hours of Samples from ESP's Catalog

"Don Cherry, more than any other artist in the jazz of his era, pioneered the music's internationalist nature that has now come to be commonly accepted as an integral part of its character. The individuality of Cherry's contribution to the history of jazz has often been unfairly obscured by his admittedly important association with the music of Ornette Coleman. While the (pocket) trumpeter's position as Coleman's front line partner in the altoist's first revolutionary quartet was indeed a major one, Cherry's role as one of the founders of the genre that is known today as "world music" is equally significant." - Russ Musto


Don Cherry: trumpet
Gato Barbieri:sax
Karl Berger: vibes
Aldo Romano: drums
Bo Steif: bass

Track Listing

1.Intro0:352.Cocktail Piece13:113.Neopolitan Suite: Dios & Diablo7:264.Complete Communion13:205.Free Improvisation: Music Now10:466.Cocktail Piece (End)2:28

All works 2007 Syndicore Music (BMI)


Photos by Raymond Ross, Jan Persson and Jacky Lepage. Digital restoration: Douglas McGregor. Booklet layout: Davy Meyer. Cover design by Paul Costuros. Production coordination by George Abi-Hanna & Rob Lake.

Press Quotes

"It has been over 40 years since the performance and it has not lost its impact." 
– Jerry D'Souza, All About Jazz

"This joyously free yet well organized modern music is to some extent an outgrowth of Cherry's early experiences with Ornette Coleman but is much more directly inspired by the imaginative principles and grandly expressive behavior of Albert Ayler."
– Arwulf Arwulf, AllMusicGuide

Musicians: Don Cherry / Gato Barbieri / Karl Berger / Aldo Romano / Bo Steif

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