Label: Cherry Extract Music
Manager: McCoy Artist Group
David Ornette Cherry grew up in Watts, California. This Watts young man later won the 2003 ASCAP- Chamber Music America Award for adventurous Programming of Contempory Music.
The pulses and melodies that arise from his jazz, classical, African, world music background, and from playing with some ... See Full Bio
David Ornette Cherry’s new CDs “ETERNAL MONOLOGUE” and “THE SILENCE WE HEAR” is now available on Amazon, ITunes. “ETERNAL MONOLOGUE” featuring Renato Caranto Sax, Jan Cherry Violin, Carlton Jackson – Drums/soundscape, Blacque Butterfly – Spoken word. Download only Website: http://www.amazon.com/Eternal Monologue/dp/B006OJK8TO/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325523215&sr=3011 Second CD is “THE SILENCE WE HEAR featuring Carletta HewittCherry on piano “Interlude To Silence, this cd is a classical soundscape music. Download only Webiste: http://www.amazon.com/TheSilenceWe Hear/dp/B006OLZ0DG/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1325523215&sr=3012 CD RELEASE PARTY FOR THE “ETERNAL MONOLOGUE” CD Featuring: Carlton Jackson – drums/ soundscape, Frank Tribble – guitar, Ty North – bass, David Ornette Cherry – piano/ Keys/ spirit flute/ dousn’ gounni, and a very special surprise guest DATE: January 14TH 2012 TIME: 9PM VENUE: THE BLUE MONK 3341 S.E. BELMONT STREET PORTLAND, OR 97214 5035950575 Eternal Monologue It is not freedom from something but the freedom to do something that deter mines the direction; that is, it’s not the avoidance of tonality, consonance, meter and everything else likely to awaken associations with the past, but the unlimited possibilities of choice. The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it. Creativity is seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out 2 how you can bring it into being and in that way be a playmate with God. There is a spirit in all music. The spirit has the ability to conjure up thoughts, even pictures, of something that happened or you wished would happen or you anticipate happening. Music has the ability to create ideas in you and me. It has the ability to encourage us to be creative. From the Lakota People: “Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect. Remain close to the Great Spirit. Show great respect for your fellow beings. Work together for the benefit of all Mankind. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed. Be truthful and honest at all times. Take full responsibility for your actions.” Music has power, so I want to use it consciously and spiritually. When I play it as a musician or share it as an artist, or when you as a listener share it with others, I want the music to be a positive experience. --David Ornette Cherry, January, 2012
The Hillsboro Story is a unique performance piece integrating movement, monologues, and visual images, backed by an evocative original music score by jazz composer, David Ornette Cherry. It tells the story of the first test case for Brown v. Board of Education (May 1954) in the North, in the playwright’s hometown of Hillsboro, near the Mason‐Dixon Line. A third‐grade witness the local “colored school” in flames and the five African‐American mothers who took legal action, Banyas returned home in 2003 as a cultural detective interviewing more than 50 community members and Civil Rights leaders to create this engaging theatrical piece.
DAVID ORNETTE CHERRY ORGANIC ROOTS, featuring: Randell Willis- sax, Ollie Elder Jr.-bass, Reggie Carson-bass, John L. Price-percussion, Stephen "Breeze" Smith- soundscape/drums, David Ornette Cherry-piano/melodica..... Cherry coming home to LA to play the World Stage!
David Ornette Cherry with Impressions of Energy