Two previously unreleased 1960s performances by Don Cherry in quintet format. The first show was recorded in Denmark in 1963 (but a different date that the release on Storyville) and showcases the New York Contemporary Five, featuring Cherry with Archie Shepp, John Tchicai, Don Moore and J.C. Moses.
One of Don Cherry's most spiritual, far-reaching projects – a wonderful record that builds both on his key avant work of the 60s, and some of the globally-inspired sounds he was cutting overseas! This date was done in close collaboration with the New York underground of the time – and the large group features work from a rich array of great musicians – including Charles Brackeen on soprano and alto sax, Carlos Ward on alto, Frank Lowe and Dewey Redman on tenors, Charlie Haden on bass, Carla Bley on piano, and Ed Blackwell on drums – working with additional string and percussion players in a sound that's completely sublime! There's a great ear here for unusual sonic twists and turns, yet these are mixed with some deeper organic tones, and some freer jazz passages – all to really ignite a great fire as the set rolls on.
The Boop-A-Doo is the eighth studio album and tenth album overall by American ska-swing band the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, released on January 22, 2016 by Space Age Bachelor Pad Records. The second in a planned trilogy of cover albums intended to showcase the Daddies' swing and jazz influences following the 2014 Rat Pack tribute Please Return the Evening, The Boop-A-Doo is a collection of jazz and swing standards from the 1920s and 1930s.