Don Cherry (November 18, 1936 – October 19, 1995) was an American jazz trumpeter. Noted for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, which began in the late 1950's, Cherry also became a pioneer of world fusion music in the 1960's. During this period, he incorporated various ethnic styles into his playing. After relocating to Sweden in the 1970's, he continued to tour and play festivals throughout the world and worked with a wide variety of musicians.
My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being…When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups… I want to speak to their souls.” By John Coltrane