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Ed Cherry

”Ed is a great, soulful, swinging underrated player deserving of wider recognition.”-bill milkowski 1/13/11”An 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)

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