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us: Cherry, Don

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  • Fuller Name

    • Donald Eugene
  • Variants

    • us: Cherry, Donald
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1936-11-18
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1995-10-19
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Oklahoma City (Okla.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Málaga (Spain)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) George Coleman Quartet
        • Organization: (naf) Blue Note (Firm)
        • Organization: (naf) Dartmouth College
    • Gender

    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Trumpet players
          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
            (lcsh) Band directors
              (lcsh) College teachers
          • Additonal Related Forms

            • us: Don Cherry Quintet
          • Sources

            • found: Ayler, A. Vibrations. [Phonodisc] 1975.
            • found: Coleman, O. Ornette! [SR] 196-?: container (Donald Cherry)
            • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Cherry, Don(ald Eugene); b. Nov. 18, 1936, Oklahoma City, OK; cornetist and bandleader)
            • found: New York times, Oct. 21, 1995 (Don Cherry, 58, trumpeter, d. Oct. 19, 1995, near Malaga, Spain)
            • found: African American National Biography, accessed June 12, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Cherry, Don; Donald Eugene Cherry; bandleader, cornetist, jazz musician; born 18 November, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States; studied at Jefferson High School, Los Angeles; played professionally for Lighthouse club (1954); founded combo Jazz Messiahs, specializing in Coleman's compositions, (1957); played and recorded, classic Coleman quartet, Hillcrest Club (1959-1960s), began playing the pocket trumpet; was the leader of The Avant Garde (1960s), group of Coleman's music, later formed the New York Contemporary Five; played with European, South American, and African jazz musicians in Paris (1964); recorded for Blue Note, New York (1965, 1966); taught at Dartmouth College and traveled to Europe and the Middle East (1970s); founded the group Old and New Dreams (1978), made many recordings (1980s, 1990s); died 19 October, 1995 in Malaga, Spain)
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            • 2015-12-20: revised
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