Nomadic wanderer, cosmic explorer, and blithe spirit, pocket trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist Don Cherry was all these and more. Part of the revolutionary free movement with Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, and Coltrane, Don showed up everywhere in the world of music, literally and figuratively. Along with Yusef Lateef, Randy Weston, and Abdullah Ibrahim, his travels incorporated instruments and vibrations from every corner of the globe decades before marketing folks coined the term World Music.

Tune in to The Jazz River for a special look at this unique figure in the Musical Universe on Sunday, May 28, from 5-6pm only on KUVO JAZZ.

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