John Coltrane & Don Cherry - The Avant-Garde

John Coltrane & Don Cherry - The Avant-Garde
John Coltrane & Don Cherry - The Avant-Garde
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Atlantic (SD 1451)
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Release Date: 2001
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"Neglected classic or curate's egg? Atlantic reissue Coltrane's brush with the music of..." (

"This album is rightfully co-credited to Don Cherry (trumpet), who ably trades blows with John Coltrane (tenor/soprano sax) throughout. The Avant-Garde also boasts the debut studio recording of Coltrane playing soprano sax -- on "The Blessing" -- in addition to his continuing advancements on tenor. Although these tracks were recorded during the summer of 1960, they remained shelved for nearly six years. Joining Coltrane and Cherry are essentially the rest of the members of the Ornette Coleman Quartet, Ed Blackwell (drums) and Charlie Haden (bass) on "Cherryco" and "The Blessing," as well as Percy Heath (bass) on the remaining three selections. This is fitting, as over half of the album consists of early Coleman compositions. Coltrane's integration into this band works with some extraordinarily fresh results..." (Read more:

Track List

A1 Cherryco
A2 Focus On Sanity

B1 The Blessing
B2 The Invisible
B3 Bemsha Swing

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