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”Ed is a great, soulful, swinging underrated player deserving of wider recognition.”-bill milkowski 1/13/11”An expressive instrumentalist, Cherry has a hip, melodic approach that is a refreshing contrast to guitarists who frequently resort to playing “finger music,” the execution of rapid streams of notes that serve no musical purpose other than to fill space”-jim ferguson:jazztimes- “02'*”particularly dazzling”-”cherry's guitar had the young bar crowd dancing”-kay cordtz:blues review-5/10 ***Born in New Haven,Conn.,After moving to New York in 78',Ed Cherry played guitar with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992, performing in Gillespie's quartet, big band and with The United Nation Orchestra, which recorded the Grammy Award-winning Live at Royal Festival Hall (Enja). Gillespie died in 1993, and Cherry released his first recording as a leader, 'First Take' (Groovin' High) that same year as well as performing w/Paquito D'Riveras' small group and recording “Havana Cafe”(Chesky Records).Ed also worked with composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill for two years(recorded 3 cd's w/ Henry's 'Very Very Circus' group. In 1995, Cherry released his second project as a solo artist, entitled A Second Look (Groovin' High).During that same period Ed worked with Hammond organist John Patton recording 3 critically acclaimed cd's with Patton's quartet-'Blue Planet Man','Minor Swing' and 'This ones for Jah'(DIW)

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Soul Tree

Posi-Tone Records
2016

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It's All Good

Posi-Tone Records
2012

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