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Don Cherry 1936-1995

Geoffrey Himes, Rolling Stone, 30 November 1995

TRUMPETER DON Cherry died of liver failure on Oct, 18 near Malaga, Spain. He was 58. As a member of the Ornette Coleman Quartet in the late 1950s, Cherry helped liberate jazz. He went on to play with artists from John Coltrane to Lou Reed (he co-wrote a song on Reed's 1979 album The Bells), lead his own bands, pioneer the exploration of world music and become the stepfather of rapper Neneh Cherry.

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