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  • Original Release Date: 26 Jan 2000
  • Release Date: 26 Jan 2000
  • Label: Rhino Atlantic
  • Copyright: 1976 Atlantic Recording Corp.
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  • Total Length: 44:47
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  • ASIN: B002X3PMXW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 167,325 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Mcdonald TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Mar 2011
Format: Audio CD
This album, dating from 1976 and with a playing time of 45mins, is very much of its time - a jazz-funk fusion with world music elements made long before that approach became truly popular and before Cherry's involvement with Codona, the trio that did so much to pioneer that genre.
The music here is happy, undemanding feel-good stuff, miles away from Cherry's work with Ornette Coleman and the other free jazz groups he was often associated with. Its funky, lots of interesting polyrhythmic percussion work and nicely conceived relaxing compositions; the weakest track is "Universal Mother" which features a spoken lyric by Cherry himself; the strongest track - for me anyway - is the mini-suite that ends the disc. There are good contributions from Stan Samole on electric guitar and guest artists like Michael Brecker who appear on single tracks; nothing here is going to set the heather a-fire - its pleasant to listen to - Cherry has a beautiful, often lyrical sound on trumpet and he contributes some flute solos on three tracks. At this stage I don`t think the studios quite knew what to do with an eclectic like Cherry so albums like this were the result - a little bland but very well executed - good for what it is. Check out the sound samples or the download page to see if its for you.
I liked it and if you like the jazz fusion music of the period, chances are you will too. Ignore the rather naff album cover design, don`t pay too much and listen in the spirit Cherry intended.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Best! 12 Aug 2007
By Rowen di Bowen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
So happy to see this album finally again!
I first bought the record in the Miami airport in 1980 and the after many years of constant enjoying and inspiration finally got the cd in Tokyo a few years back.
This is THE ultimate fusion album or at least one of the best,ever.
Well,at least in my opinion.
Stan Samole is the incredible and otherwise sadly totally underrated guitarplayer here.Along with Narada Michael Walden on drums and Michael Brecker on sax the lineup is almost perfect.
Although this is music that most Don Cherry fans weren't that crazy about - as it is not the type of avantgarde jazz or as acoustic and minimal as most of his other stuff - it is still one of the absolut highlights of his career.
He seems to be really inspired and spiritually connected and takes the whole band up to the highest peaks of fusion enlightenment.
Track one is building up slowly into an almost funky groove with a sort of mystical tension.There is a lot of eastern influence throughout this album but just like a bit of spice,not too much.
Second song features D.Cherry singing and again is build upon a really cool groove.
Third song is my favorite ( well,hard to say as they are all so good..).
It has got this hymnlike quality that not many musicians easily achieve but so many seem to strive for.
Stan Samole is at his best here and also D.Cherry lifts it up and reaches up there high...
If you like Don Cherry you will apreciate this one but bear in mind it is not his usual avantgarde type stuff.
Very enjoyable!Be sure to also check out "Brown Rice"(if you haven't already..),"Codona I"(with Nana Vosconcelos and Colin Walcott),and maybe some of the stuff he did with drummer Ed Blackwell on ECM and maybe just to take it a bit further you could also look into "Elements" by Joe Henderson (with Alice Coltrane!).
So get this one soon ,sit back and enjoy the flight!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Vincent B Leonberger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Back in the seventies when jazz/rock fusion was starting to take place, most people were concentrating on Mahavishnu Orchestra , Return To Forever, Weather Report and Tony Williams Lifetime. Those groups were the defacto jazz/fusion pioneers which came out of Miles Davies's influence. Now, almost 30 years later when I listen to Don Cherrys Here And Now, I feel that this album is as great a collection of music as all of the others I mentioned although it never received as much notoriety. This is a great CD which leans a bit more on the Jazz side of the fusion movement. It never gets old.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Allan L. Hopson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Some of the best multi-cultural sounds predating the world music of today without sounding prehistoric. Narada Michael Walden's contribution (Surrender Rose) is one of his all time finest compositions.(Then he went off dancing in the disco, who can figure? But that is another story all together.) I'm keeping an "eagle eye" pealed for a copy of this one...my record is long over-played! Check out Don Cherry's work with CODONA. Super stuff, as well! High Praises!
10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Fusion? Uhhh... 28 Oct 2000
By Allan MacInnis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have always had difficulty distinguishing between good fusion and bad fusion -- almost all of it has this dated, untenable sound to it that I just cannot take seriously, from the spacy keyboard stylings to the ring of the electric guitar... I love the work of Don Cherry, and I love his willingness to explore different genres and styles of music, and I even accept this is good fusion; but anytime I've put it on, it's been because I've been TRYING to like it. I never actually get past the TRYING TO part. The only cut I really enjoy is a half-minute improv called "Eagle Eye," written for Cherry's son, then very young, that has no fusiony touches whatever (percussion and flute, if I recall). The rest, while not by any stretch a betrayal of Cherry's musical concerns, and not offensive by any means -- just HAS not won me yet. If you're a Cherry fan wondering if his presence is strong enough on this disc to make it sound less trite than fusion usually sounds, the answer is NO. If you're a fusion fan, buy it, by all means, don't let me stand in your way. Why can't someone reissue HUMAN MUSIC or RELATIVITY SUITE or HOMEBOY or the CITY SPIRITS and TAMMA projects Cherry worked on? They're all a whole heck of a lot more interesting than this'un.
Actually this is a 4.5 stars worthy recording 11 April 2014
By Axis, Bold As Love - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I first acquired this recording on vinyl (pre-digital delirium madness). It was my introduction to the exotic world of pocket trumpeter, Don Cherry. It seemed like an auditory rabbit hole, at the time. I loved it then and I revere it now. Finally getting to experience the crystal-clear music and message from within you and without you is a joy. Surprisingly, I had forgotten how much guitar was in the instrumental mix. Very much like John McLaughlin with Miles Davis.

This may not be your cup of tea, but I recommend it to your attention for study and enjoyment. I found it spiritually uplifting and very soothing without resorting to muzak or "smooth jazz cliches". A fine ride to the other side of jazz.
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