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Cherry, Don / Live At Cafe Montmartre 1966, Vol. 2
Album:Live At Cafe Montmartre 1966, Vol. 2 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Cherry, Don Added:Jun 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-08-31 Pull Date:2008-11-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 2Oct 19Sep 28Sep 21

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1.Nov 15, 2011:Rebop
Spring Is Here
4.Sep 26, 2008:Memory Select
Suite For Albert Ayler
2.Oct 31, 2008:Memory Select
Complete Communion
5.Sep 19, 2008:Memory Select, early edition
3.Oct 15, 2008:"In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, the jeanie rock n' roll stars & others ... ?
Orfeu Negro, Intro

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-08-28 
Part 2 of a classic 1966 live session. '60s free jazz, bright energy with composed segments. Hot two-horn improvising with splashes of cool vibraphone. Meant to emphasize freedom, with long group improvising, always in a jazzy mode, and unison lines that aren't necessarily played in lock step. (Just like when Cherry played with Ornette Coleman.) Sound fidelity is pretty good for a 1966 recording. Play any track (well, maybe not #1, which is in Danish).

Don Cherry (trumpet)
Gato Barbieri (tenor sax)
Karl Berger (vibes)
Bo Stief (bass)
Aldo Romano (drums)

2- Shifts pretty quickly into a heated exchange, then cools down for expanded soloing and some unison themes. SPOKEN OUTRO.
3- Sad horns in Ayler-like band style. Spins off into free playing soon enough, and even quiets down for a catchy jazz shuffle in the last two minutes.
4- Easygoing. Jumpy intro riff, then some catchy phrases played in loose near-unison.
5- More spacious: Calmly fast, open feel. Busy nonetheless, with *blazing* sax by the end.
6- Nicely jumbly short piece. Stops prematurely, to launch:
7- Cherry's album-side-long suite, with brisk written themes and exciting fast playing. A neatly tough swing makes for an ear-catching intro movement, then you're off for the ride. 22 minutes; for a nice excerpt, fade out around -14:00, after Cherry's awesome trumpet solo.

Track Listing
1.Intro 4.Spring Is Here
2.Orfeu Negro 5.Remembrance
3.Suite For Albert Ayler 6.Elephantasy (Incomplete)
 7.Complete Communion