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Ed Cherry: Soul Tree

Read "Soul Tree" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

If there were a reward given for the most consistently underappreciated guitarist with the longest staying power, it would have to go to Ed Cherry. Most known for his fifteen-year stint with Dizzy Gillespie back in the '80s and '90s, Cherry has been constantly active, but criminally undocumented as a leader throughout most of his career. ...

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Ed Cherry: Soul Tree

Read "Soul Tree" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Like any jazz recording worth its salt, Ed Cherry's Soul Tree, his second release for the Posi-Tone imprint, impresses on more than one level. Cherry's interpretations of often performed jazz standards--Mal Waldron's “Soul Eyes," Dave Brubeck's “In Your Own Sweet Way," Horace Silver's “Peace," among others--are exceptionally well drawn and stand up nicely in comparison to ...