Eternal Rhythm

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Eternal Rhythm
Live album by
RecordedNovember 11 & 12, 1968
GenreAvant-garde jazz, jazz fusion, gamelan
LabelMPS Records
ProducerJoachim E. Berendt
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Eternal Rhythm

Eternal Rhythm is a live jazz album composed by Don Cherry.[1] It was recorded at the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1968.


The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick awarded the album 5 stars stating "Eternal Rhythm is Don Cherry's masterwork and one of the single finest recordings from the jazz avant-garde of the 1960s. It is required listening".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

1. "Eternal Rhythm Part I" - 17:49 (Cherry)

  • a. Baby's Breath
  • b. "Sonny Sharock"
  • c. Turkish Prayer
  • d. Crystal Clear (exposition)
  • e. Endless Beginnings
  • f. Baby's Breath (unaccompanied)

2. "Eternal Rhythm Part II" - 23:40 (Cherry)

  • a. Autumn Melody
  • b. Lanoo
  • c. Crystal Clear (Development)
  • d. Screaming J
  • e. Always Beginnings



  1. ^ Don Cherry discography Archived February 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine accessed December 9, 2011
  2. ^ a b Olewnick, B. Allmusic Review accessed Assessed 17, 2011