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El Corazon
Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell
El Corazon
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Trumpeter Don Cherry and drummer Ed Blackwell had a long creative relationship, beginning in Ornette Coleman's early quartets and continuing intermittently throughout their careers, including the excellent band Old and New...  more »

      
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All Artists: Don Cherry, Ed Blackwell
Title: El Corazon
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: ECM Records
Release Date: 4/11/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042282919922

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Trumpeter Don Cherry and drummer Ed Blackwell had a long creative relationship, beginning in Ornette Coleman's early quartets and continuing intermittently throughout their careers, including the excellent band Old and New Dreams. This 1982 session presents duets, solos, and mini-suites that reveal profound empathy and a shared interest in African and Mediterranean music, with an emphasis on rhythmic and melodic fundamentals carried throughout the CD. Cherry's pocket trumpet has a strong Spanish tinge on "Solidarity" and "El Corazón," while his piano is suitably Monkish on "Bemsha Swing." Blackwell's carefully tuned drums are an added melodic element, with his roots in New Orleans parade drumming showing on "Rhythm for Runner." His "Near-in" is an extended and hypnotic piece for wood drums, while Cherry's "Makondi" is complex percussion music that expands on repeated figures. The concluding "Voice of the Silence" is a strikingly solitary trumpet solo that's magnified by an eerie resonance. This is intimate and magical music making by two very resourceful artists. --Stuart Broomer

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riot67 | detroit | 05/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It should be pointed out that free jazz or the jazz avant garde whichever ones pefers to call it was a reaction against the jazz status quo and in the 70's and 80's the self parody of fusion and this lp is a good example of that doctrine. With that siad this lp released in 1982 is a somewhat somber affair featuring two of the most important figures to imerge in modern jazz. The music contained herein is relatively low key and quite excessible and it should appeal to most jazz listerners in general. It accurately employs Cherrys passion for exploring world music and Blackwells intense and ever impressive rhythmic accumen. The standout track is the opening piece which really is a composite of four compositions one of which is a take on Monks Bemsha Swing; basically improvisation within standard song structure for the most part. As for the rest it is much of the same with equal time consumed by both Cherry and Blackwell. There is a hint of some self indulgence but nothing too detracting and given that Cherry and Blackwell are the only players this is to be expected. Highly recommended."