“The trumpeter sketches a succession of melodies and moods around and over the rich textural detail and earthy solidity of Mr Blackwell’s drumming,” noted Robert Palmer in The New York Times.
“The melodies come from Spain, Africa, Jamaica and the modern jazz compositions of Thelonious Monk, but Mr Cherry and Mr Blackwell transform them into a personal music that is as urbane and international as they are. Together, they make El Corazon one of the most impressive duet albums of recent years.”
This magical 1982 album, overflowing with character, has remained the reference recording for trumpet and drums duos.
Personnel: Don Cherry (pocket trumpet, piano, melodica, doussn’gouni); Ed Blackwell (drums, wood drum, cowbell)
Mutrion / Bemsha Swing / Solidarity / Arabian Nightingale (dedicated to Om Kaltsom) / Roland Alphonso / Makondi / Street Dancing / Short Stuff / El Coraz n/ Rhythm For Runner / Near-in / Voice of the Silence