Two historic 1969 recording sessions by Don Cherry and drummer Ed Blackwell now assembled on this deluxe 2-CD set that comprises the seminal albums “Mu” First Part and “Mu” Second Part.

Both musicians, who contributed to the revolutionary free jazz movement, had a near telepathic understanding of each other. That highly intuitive approach to improvisation coupled with Cherry’s keen explorations of folk music from other cultures, imbue the “Mu” recordings with undeniable beauty, spiritual depth, and originality. More than 50 years later, those albums sound as fresh and innovative as they did back then and have never sounded more vital or compelling.

“Mu” is masterclass of improvisation delivered by two musicians of impeccable integrity who play what they felt and heard with complete freedom, and at exactly the right time.” John Masouri

TRACK LIST CD

DISC ONE

  1. Brilliant Action
  2. Omejelo
  3. Total Vibration (Part 1)
  4. Total Vibration (Part 2) 
  5. Sun of the East
  6. Terrestrial Beings

DISC TWO

  1. The Mysticism Of My Sound
  2. Medley 
    a) Dollar Brand
    b) Spontaneous Composing
    c) Exert, Man on the Moon
  3. Bamboo Night
  4. Teo-Teo-Can
  5. Smiling Faces Going Places
  6. Psycho-Drama
  7. M edley 
    a) Theme Albert Heath
    b) Theme Dollar Brand
    c) Baby rest, Time for...

“Mu” First Part & “Mu” Second Part are also available on LP 180g and limited-edition colour vinyl

"MU" FIRST PART • "MU" SECOND PART

"MU" FIRST PART • "MU" SECOND PART

Don Cherry

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CD Information

- Two historic 1969 Paris recording sessions now gathered together on one deluxe 2-CD set
- Edgy & essential music from the BYG Records/Actuel catalogue
- Restored & remastered from the original tapes by Nick Robbins
- New & insightful essay by author & music journalist John Masouri
- 6-panel digi-sleeve echoes the vibe of both original LPs including 16-page booklet
- 2 printed inner wallets replicating the original front & back cover artwork

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Two historic 1969 recording sessions by Don Cherry and drummer Ed Blackwell now assembled on this deluxe 2-CD set that comprises the seminal albums “Mu” First Part and “Mu” Second Part.

Both musicians, who contributed to the revolutionary free jazz movement, had a near telepathic understanding of each other. That highly intuitive approach to improvisation coupled with Cherry’s keen explorations of folk music from other cultures, imbue the “Mu” recordings with undeniable beauty, spiritual depth, and originality. More than 50 years later, those albums sound as fresh and innovative as they did back then and have never sounded more vital or compelling.

“Mu” is masterclass of improvisation delivered by two musicians of impeccable integrity who play what they felt and heard with complete freedom, and at exactly the right time.” John Masouri

TRACK LIST CD

DISC ONE

  1. Brilliant Action
  2. Omejelo
  3. Total Vibration (Part 1)
  4. Total Vibration (Part 2) 
  5. Sun of the East
  6. Terrestrial Beings

DISC TWO

  1. The Mysticism Of My Sound
  2. Medley 
    a) Dollar Brand
    b) Spontaneous Composing
    c) Exert, Man on the Moon
  3. Bamboo Night
  4. Teo-Teo-Can
  5. Smiling Faces Going Places
  6. Psycho-Drama
  7. M edley 
    a) Theme Albert Heath
    b) Theme Dollar Brand
    c) Baby rest, Time for...

“Mu” First Part & “Mu” Second Part are also available on LP 180g and limited-edition colour vinyl

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