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Genres Free jazz
Jazz fusion
Years active 1978 (1978)–1982 (1982)
Labels ECM
Past members Don Cherry
Nana Vasconcelos
Collin Walcott

Codona was a free jazz and world fusion group which released three self-titled albums on the ECM label in 1978, 1980 and 1982.

The trio consisted of Don Cherry (trumpet, melodica, organ), Collin Walcott (tabla, sitar, percussion), and Nana Vasconcelos (berimbau, percussion, voice).[1][2][3][4]

The name of the group is derived from the first two letters of each of the member's first names.[1]


  • 1978: Codona (ECM 1132) [5]
  • 1980: Codona 2 (ECM 1177) [6]
  • 1982: Codona 3 (ECM 1243) [7]
  • 2009: The Codona Trilogy (ECM 2033-35) (3 disc reissue of above titles)