Ed Cherry

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Ed Cherry
Birth nameEdward E. Cherry Jr.
Born(1954-10-12)October 12, 1954
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Years active1978–present
LabelsGroovin' High, Justin Time, Posi-Tone
Associated actsDizzy Gillespie, Paula West, Paquito D'Rivera

Edward E. Cherry Jr. (October 12, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist and studio musician. Cherry is perhaps best known for his long association with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he performed from 1978 until shortly before Gillespie's death in 1993. Since that time, he has worked with Paquito D'Rivera, Jon Faddis, John Patton, Hamiet Bluiett, Henry Threadgill, and Paula West. He has recorded a number of albums as a leader.


As leader[edit]

  • First Take (Groovin' High, 1993)
  • Second Look (Groovin' High, 1994)
  • The Spirits Speak (Justin Time, 2001)
  • It's All Good (Posi-Tone, 2012)
  • Soul Tree (Posi-Tone, 2016)

As sideman[edit]

With Hamiet Bluiett

  • With Eyes Wide Open (Justin Time, 2000)

With Paquito D'Rivera

With Jon Faddis

  • Hornucopia (Epic, 1991)

With Dizzy Gillespie

With John Patton

With Henry Threadgill

With Charles Williams


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