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Don Cherry Orchestra
Philharmonie, Berlin

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November 9, 1968 (a) (2 items; TT = 44:07)
Philharmonie, Berlin
Source/Quality: RB (B+)

Don Cherry (cornet, fl); Ahmed "Maffay" Falay (tpt); Albert Mangelsdorff (tb); Eje Thelin (tb); Farrell "Pharoah" Sanders (ts); Bernt Rosengren (ts, fl); Sonny Sharrock (g); Karl Berger (vb, perc); Joachim Kühn (p); Arild Andersen (b); Jacques Thollot (d)

1 Introduction + Band warming up 1:44
2 Eternal Rhythm (D. Cherry) 42:23

Recorded at the 1968 Berliner Jazztage. Peter Brötzmann's Free Big Band was initially booked for this festival, but Brötzmann apparently refused to adhere to the Philharmonie's dress code and so was replaced by the Don Cherry group. At the same time as the Jazztage, the first Total Music Meeting was taking place at the Quartier von Quasimodo and involving the Brötzmann Nonet with Manfred Schoof (tpt), Paul Rutherford (tb), Brötzmann, Evan Parker, and Willem Breuker (ts), Fred Van Hove (p), Buschi Niebergall and Peter Kowald (b), and Han Bennink (d); the Globe Unity Orchestra; Gunter Hampel's Time is Now Group with Hampel (vb, fl), John McLaughlin (g), Arjen Gorter (b), Laurie Allen (d), and Roel Koes (electronics, g), joined by guests Sonny Sharrock and Pharoah Sanders; the Donata Höfer Group with Höfer (p, vln), Jost Gebers (b), and Manfred Kussatz (d); the Manfred Schoof Quintet with Schoof (tpt, flh), Michel Pilz (bcl), Alexander Von Schlippenbach (p), Buschi Niebergall (b), and John Stevens (d); and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble with Stevens, Trevor Watts (as, fl), and Maggie and Carol-Ann Nichols (voc).

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