Ed is a great, soulful, swinging underrated player deserving of wider recognition.-bill milkowski 1/13/11An expressive instrumentalist, Cherry has a hip, melodic approach that is a refreshing contrast to guitarists who frequently resort to playing finger music, the execution of rapid streams of notes that serve no musical purpose other than to fill space-jim ferguson:jazztimes- 02'*particularly dazzling-cherry's guitar had the young bar crowd dancing-kay cordtz:blues review-5/10 ***Born in New Haven,Conn.,After moving to New York in 78',Ed Cherry played guitar with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992, performing in Gillespie's quartet, big band and with The United Nation Orchestra, which recorded the Grammy Award-winning Live at Royal Festival Hall (Enja). Gillespie died in 1993, and Cherry released his first recording as a leader, 'First Take' (Groovin' High) that same year as well as performing w/Paquito D'Riveras' small group and recording Havana Cafe(Chesky Records).Ed also worked with composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill for two years(recorded 3 cd's w/ Henry's 'Very Very Circus' group. In 1995, Cherry released his second project as a solo artist, entitled A Second Look (Groovin' High).During that same period Ed worked with Hammond organist John Patton recording 3 critically acclaimed cd's with Patton's quartet-'Blue Planet Man','Minor Swing' and 'This ones for Jah'(DIW)
November 05, 2007
Ed Cherry Jazz Clinic and Concert Series @ Long Island University's...
January 08, 2007
The Ed Cherry Trio at Jules Bistro Jan. 10
September 01, 2006
Ed Cherry/Akiko Tsuruga/Steve Johns at the Garage, NYC, Sept. 3
July 20, 2006
Ed Cherry Trio July 22 at Jules Bistro, New York City
June 09, 2006
The Ed Cherry Trio @ The River Room on June 9-10, NYC
February 08, 2006
The Ed Cherry Trio @ Detour, Friday February 10th
February 08, 2006
Ed Cherry Trio at Jules Bistro February 9
January 12, 2006
The Ed Cherry-Brian Charette-Sylvia Cuenca Trio @"Jules Bistro" tonight!
October 21, 2005
The Ed Cherry Group @ The Blue Note -Sat .Oct. 22,2005
August 23, 2005
The Ed Cherry Organ Project @ "Dizzy's Club Coca Cola"