Cherry, Don: Brown Rice LP
Don Cherry's 1975 release, Brown Rice is certainly one of the jazz trumpeter's finest and most accessible efforts of the '70s. Produced by Corrado Bacchelli, it finds Cherry taking the tripped-out spacey jazz sound he was pioneering the previous decade and adding some nice electric moments, with occasional slight touches of funkiness. Brown Rice has a cool vibe and a tightness going for it that only adds to Cherry's great playing. Featuring Charlie Haden (bass), Frank Lowe (tenor saxophone), Rick Cherry (electric piano) and Billy Higgins (drums).