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“Art in Action! Portland jazz/world music composer David Ornette Cherry is now immersed in a four-week Arteles Residency creative program in Finland, funded by an Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant. David is composing and painting, experimenting with both the creation of new music and visual scores that reflect his work. The Arteles Residency Program brings together creative minds and professionals from all over the world and has hosted more than 330 diverse artists from 43 different countries. The theme is “License to Create.” David will showcase his Arteles inspiration during Organic Nation Listening Club performances at Artists Repertory Theatre Nov. 1 and 2. The events will integrate storytelling, visual art/installation and David’s Organic Nation band. Learn more here http://bit.ly/1waXndv.”
“David Ornette Cherry is an experimenter, and with this new cd, he brings his keyboard and soundscape magic to a fresh range of grooves and compositions, featuring the multi-talented Cherry Family along with some of his collaborators in the jazz and world music scene.”
“When we talk about Jazz, we are talking about experimenters. Once the experimenting stops, the music gets stagnant. David Ornette Cherry is an experimenter, and with his new cd “IT COULD BE DIFFERENT”, he brings his keyboard and soundscape magic to a fresh range of grooves and compositions, featuring the multi-talented Cherry Family along with some of his collaborators in the jazz and world music scene. This project feartures Neneh Cherry doing spoken word vocals on David’s poetry piece, “FREEDOM IN MUSIC,” Don Cherry on trumpet with a remix of “BIRDBOY,” Eagle- Eye Cherry on wood flute with an African based soundscape in “WALKING COMPANY,” Jan Cherry on violin on the song, “WALK IN DIGNITY,” Christian Cherry rapping over David’s “B SHARP B NATURAL”. Two live recordings feature Expressions of Energy, David’s Portland, Oregon group -- Carlton Jackson on drums and string soundscape, Michael York on tenor sax, Justin Durrie on bass in a beautiful ballad, “O”
“David Ornette Cherry new release “ENSEMBLE FOR IMPROVISORS LIVE IN LOS ANGELES! Available for Download only, now on I-Tunes and Amazon MP3 Store, http://www.amazon.com/Ornette-Cherry-Ensemble-ImprovisorAngeles/dp/B00B1OEIKW/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359056564&sr=301-2 and https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/david-ornette-cherry-ensemble/id594060607 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sNxdmwjrN8”