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Dona Nostra
Don Cherry, Lennart Aberg, Bobo Stenson
Dona Nostra
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Critics have bemoaned Don Cherry's utterly unique approach to the trumpet/pocket trumpet/cornet since his arrival on the scene as part of Ornette Coleman's quartets of the late 1950s. And with his late-career foray into a ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Don Cherry, Lennart Aberg, Bobo Stenson
Title: Dona Nostra
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 6/14/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 781182144828

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Critics have bemoaned Don Cherry's utterly unique approach to the trumpet/pocket trumpet/cornet since his arrival on the scene as part of Ornette Coleman's quartets of the late 1950s. And with his late-career foray into a relatively straight-ahead jazz quintet date on Dona Nostra, Cherry still elicited questioning about his chops. Critics wondered whether Cherry had lost his lip, prodding him with the same questions critics had fired off decades earlier. Of course Cherry hadn't lost his touch; he'd only heightened his interrogation of virtuosity, opting for singularity of phrasing over obvious flash. With pianist Bobo Stenson in this group, there is a harmonic daring that's fascinating to hear around Cherry. The tunes are austere in spots, as the ECM Records production credo would suggest--if not mandate. But they're also lyrical, sparkling in their clarity and cooled-down energy. It's Cherry unmistakably, being an irreplaceable genius. --Andrew Bartlett

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Surprising Richness
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(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well, the beauty of this album took me quite by surprise. Knowing Don Cherry from the Codona recordings, I expected a little more playfulness. Instead, this is a serious and experimental record, very beautiful and with a rich, dense ensemble sound. Though there are some extremely loose improvisational pieces, the tuneful ones (Race Face, What Reason Could I Give) make it seem like a melodic record, as well. Highly Recommended."