Saturday, March 25, 2023

Jon Appleton & Don Cherry - Human Music (1970)

Got a request for this deeply strange collaborative work from electro-acoustic innovator Jon Appleton and free jazz legend Don Cherry. Sparse, discordant, sonically manipulated sound pieces composed of synth, trumpet, flute, hand drums, and distinctly un-musical mouth noises.

Track listing:
1. BOA
2. OBA
3. ABO
4. BAO

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  1. This does look like it'll be an odd ball. right up our street, eh? I know the players but this album is new to me and much appreciated.

  2. outtakes from this were released in 2016

  3. hi

    i've added you to my bloglist

    would be cool if you could add me to yours.

    no probs if not.


  4. I can recommend to Don's fans the recent book on Don & Moki Cherry, "Organic Music Societies" (Blank Forms 06). Chris Bothén's written contributions were particularly ecstatic, including a short bit about witnessing James Blood Ulmer live at Artist House in NYC.

  5. I've got a very scratched/noisy copy of this LP and no turntable, so I'm looking forward to hearing it again! Many thanks!