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Rabble Without A Cause

Rabble Without A Cause
Wednesday April 13th, 2011 with Bernard Stepien
Don Cherry in Copenhagen 1966

Now that we recovered from the Evan Parker/John Geggie/Jean Martin concert we can look into the future in confidence. However, this also means looking back to the early days of avant-garde Jazz which usually means Europe and more specifically Copenhagen. In the early '60s, there were lots of the founding fathers of avant-garde spending time playing and meeting in Copenhagen. In 1966, Don Cherry assembled an interesting band with saxophonist Gato Barbieri, vibraphonist Karl Berger. The repertoire was also interesting since it included at least an explicit folkloric tune, Black Orpheous and an implicit folkloric tune, Ghosts, a composition of saxophonist Albert Ayler inspired from a Swedish folk song that was also intensively playing Copenhagen these days. Today, this performance and the introduction of Don Cherry about Ayler almost sounds like he knew what was to happen to Ayler less than a half decade later but also that he was a key composer and performer in this new idiom that would leave a subtantial imprit on this music.
intro
Don Cheery - live at cafe montmartre 1996 vol II - ESK-disk
orfeu negru
Don Cheery - live at cafe montmartre 1996 vol II - ESK-disk
suite for Albert Ayler
Don Cheery - live at cafe montmartre 1996 vol II - ESK-disk
complete communion
Don Cheery - live at cafe montmartre 1996 vol II - ESK-disk
elephantasy
Don Cheery - live at cafe montmartre 1996 vol II - ESK-disk