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Don Cherry // The Summer House Sessions LP / 2XCD

Don Cherry // The Summer House Sessions LP / 2XCD

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It is an archive sound source of the legendary spiritual jazz writer Don Cherry.Below is a description of the label.

"1968, Don CherryHe had already established himself as one of the protagonists of the avant-garde.A pioneer of free jazz as a member of Ornette Coleman's classical quartet, Don Cherry, who was in the spotlight in collaboration with John Coltrane, moved to Sweden with his partner Moki and his daughter Nene.He gathered Swedish musicians and held weekly workshops at the Workers' Educational Association (ABF) from February to April 1968, breathing, drones, Turkish rhythms, overtones, silence, natural voices and Indian music. We gave lessons on the extension of improvisation, such as scales.That summer, saxophonist and recording engineer Yoran Freeze, who later recorded Don's masterpieces "Organic Music Society" and "Eternal Now," joined Don and his two working bands, and He invited a Turkish drummer to his villa in Kummernas, a suburb of Stockholm, to rehearse and jam sessions to practice the workshop last month.Treated as a mysterious footnote in Don's session recordings for a long time, the tape for this session and a professionally mixed tape for release were recently found in the Swedish Jazz Archive vault and lost. The "Summer House Sessions" that had been used have finally become available more than 2 years after recording.

On July 7, Bernt Rosengren (tenor sax, flute, clarinet), Tommy Koverfurt (tenor sax, flute), and Reif Wennerström (tenor sax, flute) gathered at Fries's villa from Don's Swedish group. Drums), Tallbjorn Flutekrantz (bass) and others participated.Reif Wennerström (drums), Thorbjorn Flutekranz (bass), Jack Trot (drums), Kent Carter (bass) from Don's Swedish group, Burent Atesh (hand drums, drums) from Turkey. , And Don himself (pocket trumpet, flute, percussion).Having no common language, they used music as a common means of communication.This is an enthusiastic, free-spirited session that anticipates becoming a clearer pan-national expression four months before Don announces "Eternal Rhythm."Composed of American, French, Swedish and Turkish musicians, the octet was the perfect way to pursue "collage music" initiated by Don.This concept is also inspired by Don's listening to sounds from around the world on shortwave radio.Collage music is a shortwave radio that listens to sounds from around the world, omits solos and song introductions, and transforms a wealth of melodies, sounds, and rhythms into poetic suites with a variety of atmospheres and variations. That is.The ensemble of summerhouse sessions is a fun superposition of various cultural idioms, crossing the aerial mountains and calm valleys of Cherry's ground-based vision.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Blank Forms Editions releases available at Tobira.

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2x CD set in jewel case, with slipcase and OBI strip.

LP on black vinyl, pressed at RTI and housed in a heavy-duty tip-on Stoughton jacket, with insert.

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Recorded July 20, 1968 at Kummelnäs, Sweden by Göran Freese
Audio restoration by Robbie Lee
Mastering for vinyl by Kassian Troyer at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin
Cover painting by Moki Cherry: Untitled, ca.

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Text by Blank Forms Editions:

" In 1968, Don Cherry had already established himself as one of the leading voices of the avant-garde. Having pioneered free jazz as a member of Ornette Coleman's classic quartet, and with a high profile collaboration with John Coltrane under his belt, the globetrotting jazz trumpeter settled in Sweden with his partner Moki and her daughter Neneh. There, he assembled a group of Swedish musicians and led a series of weekly workshops at the ABF, or Workers' Educational Association, from February to April of 1968, with lessons on extended forms of improvisation including breathing, drones, Turkish rhythms, overtones, silence, natural voices, and Indian scales. That summer, saxophonist and recording engineer Göran Freese—who later recorded Don's classic Organic Music Society and Eternal Now LPs—invited Don, members of his two working bands, and a Turkish drummer to his summer house in Kummelnäs, just outside of Stockholm, for a series of rehearsals and jam sessions that put the prior months'workshops into practice. Long relegated to the status of a mysterious footnote in Don's sessionography, tapes from this session, as well as one professionally mixed tape intended for release, were recently found in the vaults of the Swedish Jazz Archive, and the lost Summer House. Sessions are finally available over fifty years after they were recorded.

On July 20, the musicians gathered at Freese's summer house included Bernt Rosengren (tenor saxophone, flutes, clarinet), Tommy Koverhult (tenor saxophone, flutes), Leif Wennerström (drums), and Torbjörn Hultcrantz (bass) from Don's Swedish group; Jacques Thollot (drums) and Kent Carter (bass) from his newly formed international band New York Total Music Company; Bülent Ateş (hand drum, drums), who was visiting from Turkey; and Don (pocket trumpet, flutes, percussion) himself. Lacking In this way, these frenetic and freewheeling sessions anticipate Don's turn to more explicitly pan-ethnic expression, preceding his epochal Eternal Rhythm dates by four months. The octet, comprising musicians. from America, France, Sweden, and Turkey, was a perfect vehicle for Don's budding pursuit of “collage music,” a concept inspired in part by the shortwave radio on which Don listened to sounds from around the world. Usin The Summer House Sessions ensemble joyously layers manifold cultural idioms, traversing the airy peaks and serene valleys of Cherry's earthly vision.

In the Swedish Jazz Archive quite a few other recordings from the same day were to be found. Some of the highlights are heard as bonus material on the CD edition of this album. The octet is augmented by producer and saxophone player Gunnar Lindqvist, who led The Swedish free jazz orchestra GL Unit on the album Orangutang, and drummer Sune Spångberg, who recorded with Albert Ayler in 1962. The bonus CD also includes a track without Cherry featuring Jacques Thollot joined by five Swedes including Lindqvist, Tommy Koverhult, Sune Spångberg, and others.

With liner notes by Magnus Nygren and album art featuring a cover painting by Moki Cherry: Untitled, ca. 1967–68.
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Artist: Don Cherry

Label: Label: Blank Forms Editions

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It is an archive sound source of the legendary spiritual jazz writer Don Cherry.Below is a description of the label.

"1968, Don CherryHe had already established himself as one of the protagonists of the avant-garde.A pioneer of free jazz as a member of Ornette Coleman's classical quartet, Don Cherry, who was in the spotlight in collaboration with John Coltrane, moved to Sweden with his partner Moki and his daughter Nene.He gathered Swedish musicians and held weekly workshops at the Workers' Educational Association (ABF) from February to April 1968, breathing, drones, Turkish rhythms, overtones, silence, natural voices and Indian music. We gave lessons on the extension of improvisation, such as scales.That summer, saxophonist and recording engineer Yoran Freeze, who later recorded Don's masterpieces "Organic Music Society" and "Eternal Now," joined Don and his two working bands, and He invited a Turkish drummer to his villa in Kummernas, a suburb of Stockholm, to rehearse and jam sessions to practice the workshop last month.Treated as a mysterious footnote in Don's session recordings for a long time, the tape for this session and a professionally mixed tape for release were recently found in the Swedish Jazz Archive vault and lost. The "Summer House Sessions" that had been used have finally become available more than 2 years after recording.

On July 7, Bernt Rosengren (tenor sax, flute, clarinet), Tommy Koverfurt (tenor sax, flute), and Reif Wennerström (tenor sax, flute) gathered at Fries's villa from Don's Swedish group. Drums), Tallbjorn Flutekrantz (bass) and others participated.Reif Wennerström (drums), Thorbjorn Flutekranz (bass), Jack Trot (drums), Kent Carter (bass) from Don's Swedish group, Burent Atesh (hand drums, drums) from Turkey. , And Don himself (pocket trumpet, flute, percussion).Having no common language, they used music as a common means of communication.This is an enthusiastic, free-spirited session that anticipates becoming a clearer pan-national expression four months before Don announces "Eternal Rhythm."Composed of American, French, Swedish and Turkish musicians, the octet was the perfect way to pursue "collage music" initiated by Don.This concept is also inspired by Don's listening to sounds from around the world on shortwave radio.Collage music is a shortwave radio that listens to sounds from around the world, omits solos and song introductions, and transforms a wealth of melodies, sounds, and rhythms into poetic suites with a variety of atmospheres and variations. That is.The ensemble of summerhouse sessions is a fun superposition of various cultural idioms, crossing the aerial mountains and calm valleys of Cherry's ground-based vision.

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Blank Forms Editions releases available at Tobira.

------------------------

2x CD set in jewel case, with slipcase and OBI strip.

LP on black vinyl, pressed at RTI and housed in a heavy-duty tip-on Stoughton jacket, with insert.

~

Recorded July 20, 1968 at Kummelnäs, Sweden by Göran Freese
Audio restoration by Robbie Lee
Mastering for vinyl by Kassian Troyer at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin
Cover painting by Moki Cherry: Untitled, ca.

~

Text by Blank Forms Editions:

" In 1968, Don Cherry had already established himself as one of the leading voices of the avant-garde. Having pioneered free jazz as a member of Ornette Coleman's classic quartet, and with a high profile collaboration with John Coltrane under his belt, the globetrotting jazz trumpeter settled in Sweden with his partner Moki and her daughter Neneh. There, he assembled a group of Swedish musicians and led a series of weekly workshops at the ABF, or Workers' Educational Association, from February to April of 1968, with lessons on extended forms of improvisation including breathing, drones, Turkish rhythms, overtones, silence, natural voices, and Indian scales. That summer, saxophonist and recording engineer Göran Freese—who later recorded Don's classic Organic Music Society and Eternal Now LPs—invited Don, members of his two working bands, and a Turkish drummer to his summer house in Kummelnäs, just outside of Stockholm, for a series of rehearsals and jam sessions that put the prior months'workshops into practice. Long relegated to the status of a mysterious footnote in Don's sessionography, tapes from this session, as well as one professionally mixed tape intended for release, were recently found in the vaults of the Swedish Jazz Archive, and the lost Summer House. Sessions are finally available over fifty years after they were recorded.

On July 20, the musicians gathered at Freese's summer house included Bernt Rosengren (tenor saxophone, flutes, clarinet), Tommy Koverhult (tenor saxophone, flutes), Leif Wennerström (drums), and Torbjörn Hultcrantz (bass) from Don's Swedish group; Jacques Thollot (drums) and Kent Carter (bass) from his newly formed international band New York Total Music Company; Bülent Ateş (hand drum, drums), who was visiting from Turkey; and Don (pocket trumpet, flutes, percussion) himself. Lacking In this way, these frenetic and freewheeling sessions anticipate Don's turn to more explicitly pan-ethnic expression, preceding his epochal Eternal Rhythm dates by four months. The octet, comprising musicians. from America, France, Sweden, and Turkey, was a perfect vehicle for Don's budding pursuit of “collage music,” a concept inspired in part by the shortwave radio on which Don listened to sounds from around the world. Usin The Summer House Sessions ensemble joyously layers manifold cultural idioms, traversing the airy peaks and serene valleys of Cherry's earthly vision.

In the Swedish Jazz Archive quite a few other recordings from the same day were to be found. Some of the highlights are heard as bonus material on the CD edition of this album. The octet is augmented by producer and saxophone player Gunnar Lindqvist, who led The Swedish free jazz orchestra GL Unit on the album Orangutang, and drummer Sune Spångberg, who recorded with Albert Ayler in 1962. The bonus CD also includes a track without Cherry featuring Jacques Thollot joined by five Swedes including Lindqvist, Tommy Koverhult, Sune Spångberg, and others.

With liner notes by Magnus Nygren and album art featuring a cover painting by Moki Cherry: Untitled, ca. 1967–68.
 "

Artist: Don Cherry

Label: Label: Blank Forms Editions