Terry Riley, Don Cherry, Karl Berger; Live in Köln February 23, 1975Original Silence
OI 006 LP
Long Playing Record
A legendary recording that pairs Don Cherry's heavenly trumpet stylings, Terry Riley's psychedelic / minimalist organ work and the vibes of Karl Berger in a great live concert recorded in Koln in 1975. Riley is on stunning form playing the kind of endlessly rippling dosed organ drones with a sense of stasis in expansion that is uniquely brain-razzing. Cherry's playing is heart-stoppingly beautiful, curling slow, melancholy arcs and threading high angel tones through Riley's electronic matrix. A great document of a key moment in the history of minimalism music and a beautiful combination of great artists.