Don Cherry took part in the 1969 Actuel festival held at Amougie in Belgium along with Free Jazz stars 'The Art Ensemble Of Chicago', manic pianist 'Dave Burrel', drummer 'Sunny Murray' and the amazing Archie Shepp.
These LP's were recorded at sessions on the 22nd August 1969 and represent a meeting of minds.
Ed Blackwell (ex Ornette) had just returned from Morocco were he had been absorbing the local music scene.
The interplay is fantastic as both men bounce ideas around Cherry switching to flute and piano as Blackwell runs through his arsenal of percussion.
If you liked Coltrane and Ali on Interstellar Space this should be your next stop.
on 4 June 2013
There are only two people playing on this CD Don Cherry on Trumpet , Flute, & percussion with Ed Blackwell on Drums & percussion. But, if you are thinking that this is going to be boring "out there" music think again. This is musicianship of the highest quality which swings & gets your feet tapping. One of THE two great albums of any genre. I recommend that you purchase it as it is cheap enough & will become a favourite.