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Don Cherry (jazz)

Don Cherry (1936 - October, 1995) was an innovative jazz trumpeter.

Cherry was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in Los Angeles, California.

Cherry became well known in jazz in the 1950s when he performed with Ornette Coleman. In addition to Bebop, Cherry incorporated influences of Middle Eastern, traditional African, and Indian music into his playing. In the 1960s he co-led the New York Contemporary Five in Manhattan. He then lived for a number of years in Paris and Sweden.

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