| ||Don Cherry: Mu, Parts 1 & 2 / Orient (CD: Charly, 2 CDs)|
Acknowledged as one of the fathers of World music, Don Cherry is also one of the most important jazz musicians of his era. Having played with musicians as diverse as Ornette Coleman and Lou Reed, the multi-instrumentalist further developed and enriched his unique sound through his extensive travels throughout the world.
This deluxe 2CD set comprises three of his finest albums recorded in France for the BYG Actuel label. The first disc features the albums 'MU first part' and 'MU second part'. These two albums, recorded in 1969, showcase Cherry's unique sound, with drummer Ed Blackwell providing accompaniment. The second disc contains the Orient album, which captures Cherry in a live trio set in which he is accompanied by the great Dutch drummer Han Bennink and the South African bassist Johnny Dyani. In the albums four extended pieces, their playing reflects Cherrys passion for global culture, touching on elements of Indonesian gamelan, Indian Karnatic singing and the rhythms of Africa and American Indian rituals.
The digibook package includes a photo-laden booklet with in-depth notes. (Proper Music)