A fantastic record, and one of the rarest ever on Flying Dutchman! The set is an amazing collaboration between trumpeter Don Cherry
and pioneering electronic musician Jon Appleton
– one of those rare meetings of the minds that goes far deeper than you'd expect! On the set, Cherry
's trumpet, flute, and percussion is heavily processed by Appleton
– often in ways that are organic enough to keep with Cherry
's other experiments of the time, and with the "Human Music" title of the set – but sometimes with the more playful feel of Appleton
's other music from the time. The mix of electronics and improvisation is amazing – years ahead of its time, and with a haunting sound that works perfectly against Cherry
's style of restrained spiritualism. The LP's got 4 long tracks – "Boa", "Oba", "Abo", and "Bao" – all recorded live in the studio!