Thursday, February 18, 2016

Don Cherry

Director: Jean-Noël Delamare, Nathalie Perrey, Philippe Gras
Place of Publication/Creation: France
Date: 1973
Form: motion picture
Duration: 16 minute
Personnel on Camera: Don Cherry, trumpet, illustrating an André Breton poem in various Paris locations.
Breton poem read by Anthony Braxton.

A black man, a free jazz trumpeter, comes to earth from another planet. He searches for the truth of this world, but doesn't know which path to take. He wanders various roads, kills monsters, and finally discovers the three truths: MUSIC, WISDOM, LOVE.