Cherry Jam EP
In February, London’s Gearbox records, specialist purveyors of analogue sounds, will release an EP of rare materials from the legendary trumpeter and cornet player, Don Cherry.
‘Cherry Jam' was previously only available as a Record Store Day release and features new unheard recordings by Cherry. The EP is to be released as part of the label's Official Japanese Edition series with a unique obi strip and Japanese liner notes.
Recorded in 1965 as part of a Danish radio performance, Don Cherry’s line up included Mogens Bollerup on tenor saxophone, Atli Bjørn on piano, Benny Nielsen on double bass, and Simon Koppel on drums with Cherry on Cornet. The record features 3 new original compositions of Cherry's, as well as a classic standard.
A1 The Ambassador from Greenland
A2 You Took Advantage of Me
You can hear one of the tracks, the beautiful and mesmeric ‘The Ambassador from Greenland’ on the streaming service of your choice, by clicking here.
Cherry gained prominence performing with Ornette Coleman in the late 50s. And it’s tempting to wonder just how many notes he played in his lifetime. Cherry lead and participated in so many bands and was at the forefront of the 70s fusion movement. A lot of notes there alone. And while all that seems such a long while ago, Don Cherry’s relentless searching means that most every track you ever put on feels like it could’ve been recorded today.
Great then that Gearbox - who we’ve previously loved for their Wild Ponies vinyl, have unearthed these Cherry rarities.
Available Feburary 26th from Gearbox Records