Incredible fusion and a true avant garde masterpiece by Don Cherry. Brown Rice is spiritual, psychedelic and very free jazz oriented release, with a strong influence of Indian, African and Arabic musics and instruments. It could be defined as a world fusion, but with another planet involved in it. In the same time it’s primitive and futuristic, abstract and concrete, free and groovy. The album offers unique emotional experience, as well as revelation of unexplored music horizons. Highly recommended!
Donald Eugene Cherry (November 18, 1936 – October 19, 1995) was an American jazz trumpeter. He is well known for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, which began in the late 1950s. In the 1960s he became a pioneer of world fusion music, incorporating various ethnic styles into his playing. In the 1970s he relocated to Sweden, but he continued to tour and play festivals throughout the world and worked with a wide variety of musicians.