Fun, Free Impressionistic Jazz with a hint of Yoga!
Bjarni A Sigurdsson | Hayward, CA | 04/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD makes for a great mood. Candlelights, burning incence, perhaps even massage oil! Ok. for the first couple of tracks anyway. For the rest of the tracks and even the whole CD, I'd suggest: Cooking something exotic (to go with all the funny instruments), be loose and eat the food sitting on cushions in the living room with some friends. Last, but not least, try to see the humour in the music. I love it!"
"Music fit for a DON"
ZANZIBAR | Diaspora | 03/29/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD strictly to further critique the work of Don Cherry. But I also came away with much respect for his band mates as well. The first time I saw Don Cherry was on a public access channel. He had his entire family on stage playing music with him (minus Ne'Nah Cherry the rapper); it was probably the best jam session of that nature I have ever seen. His whole family is blessed with instrumental talents. I saw one of Don Cherry's last performances at the Village Vanguard, before his transition to the next realm (RIP). He played mostly natural instruments, that which I can't recall the name of (exotic) stringed, an instrument designed out of the natural habitat. And of course his pocket trumpet. For those of you who have seen Don Cherry live can attest to the fact sometime during the show, he appears to have an outer body experience. His eyes roll to the back of his head, all you see is the white part, man, he got deep in person. That night at the Vanguard watching Don Cherry remains my best live Jazz experience. This album could be used to cleanse your Soul, through natural sounds. This CD is a credit too the liberal art of music."