Symphony for Improvisers

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Symphony for Improvisers
Studio album by Don Cherry
Released 1966
Recorded September 19, 1966
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Free jazz
Length 39:00
Label Blue Note
BST 84247
Producer Alfred Lion
Don Cherry chronology
Complete Communion
(1965)
Symphony for Improvisors
(1966)
Where is Brooklyn?
(1967)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Symphony for Improvisers is an album by Don Cherry featuring Gato Barbieri, Henry Grimes, Ed Blackwell, Karl Berger, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, and Pharoah Sanders recorded in 1966 and released on the Blue Note label.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey states "Even though the album is full of passionate fireworks, there's also a great deal of subtlety — the flavors added to the ensemble by Berger's vibes and Sanders' piccolo, for example, or the way other instrumental voices often support and complement a solo statement. Feverish but well-channeled, this larger-group session is probably Cherry's most gratifying for Blue Note".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Cherry
  1. "Symphony for Improvisers: Symphony for Improvisers/Nu Creative Love/What's Not Serious?/Infant Happiness" - 19:43
  2. "Manhattan Cry: Manhattan Cry/Lunatic/Sparkle Plenty/Om Nu" - 19:17

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Huey, S. Allmusic Review accessed 7 September 2009