Don Cherry
Relativity Suite
Klimt
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2020
LP (color/ltd.)
18.99
MJJ359CC
Clear vinyl, ltd. to 300 copies
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Tantra
2Mali Doussn'gouni
3Desireless
4The Queen Of Tung-Ting Lake
5Trans-Love Airways
6Infinite Gentleness
7March Of The Hobbits

Don Cherry's Relativity Suite, recorded with the Jazz Composer's Orchestra in 1973. At this time, Cherry was becoming increasingly interested in Middle Eastern and traditional African and Indian music, having traveled extensively and studied with Indian musician Vasant Rai. This suite of songs was particularly influenced by the Indian karnatic singing tradition, as can be heard from the very opening moments of the album. Featuring Carla Bley on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums, as well as an extended horn and string section, Cherry collaborated extensively with the Jazz Composers Orchestra throughout the early seventies. His Swedish wife, Moki Cherry, plays tambura on 'Trans-Love Airways.