Complete Communion

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Complete Communion
Complete Communion.jpg
Studio album by Don Cherry
Released 1966
Recorded December 24, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:14
Label Blue Note
BST 84226
Producer Alfred Lion
Don Cherry chronology
Complete Communion
Symphony for Improvisers
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Complete Communion is a 1966 album by American jazz composer Don Cherry, his first release on Blue Note Records.

Each side of the original LP were suites, side-long compositions[1] working with several themes. Critics have proposed this recording as an important innovation in the free jazz of the time, introducing "an alternative both to athematic improvising and to monothematic pieces".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Complete Communion: Complete Communion/And Now/Golden Heart/Remembrance" - 20:38
  2. "Elephantasy: Elephantasy/Our Feelings/Bishmallah/Wind, Sand And Stars" - 19:36
All compositions by Don Cherry



  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. Complete Communion at AllMusic. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 40. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Jost, Ekkehard (1974). Studies in Jazz Research 4: Free Jazz. Universal Edition. p. 141. 

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