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Don Cherry: Brotherhood Suite

From 1965-85 trumpeter Don Cherry was based in Sweden, where the tracks on this CD were cut between 1969 and 1974. He wrote four of the five selections here. A medley of Thelonious Monk’s “Pannonica” and “Skippy” is also included and Cherry interpolates Dollar Brand’s “Bra Joe” into his “Brotherhood Suite 1.”

Playing with Cherry, who doubles on flute and piano, are several gifted Swedish musicians, the most notable of which is tenorman Bernt Rosengren, who also appears on flute and oboe. This is rich music with colorful improvised work and memorable solos.

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