Codona (album)

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Studio album by Collin Walcott, Don Cherry & Naná Vasconcelos
Released 1979
Recorded September 1978
Genre Jazz
Length 42:37
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Codona chronology
Codona 2

Codona is the first album by the jazz trio Codona which featured sitarist and tabla player Collin Walcott, trumpeter Don Cherry and percussionist Naná Vasconcelos recorded in 1978 and released on the ECM label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Michael G. Nastos awarded the album 4 stars stating simply "These three communicate".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Collin Walcott except as indicated
  1. "Like That of Sky" - 11:07
  2. "Codona" (Cherry, Vasconcelos, Walcott) - 6:14
  3. "Colemanwonder: Race Face/Sortie/Sir Duke" (Ornette Coleman/Coleman/Stevie Wonder) - 3:40
  4. "Mumakata" - 8:14
  5. "New Light" - 13:22
    • Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer in Ludwigsburg, West Germany in September 1978



  1. ^ ECM discography accessed September 12, 2011
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G.Allmusic Review accessed September 12, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 40. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.