Don Cherry, Mu

Here is Don Cherry, one of the great innovators of the trumpet. I've always loved his work with Ornette Coleman. I have been listening to him a lot since I began playing a pocket trumpet. He is one of the few people who made the pocket trumpet something more than a novelty item. (Technically, according to this site, his horn was a pocket cornet, a 1930's vintage Besson; mine is a pocket trumpet, made by Kanstul in 2013.) I don't know much about the particular group he is playing with here (except that I like them).

There are a few videos on YouTube that show Cherry playing with Coleman, but none of them are embeddable. Also unavailable for embedding, but available on YouTube, is a terrific performance by Cherry of Thelonious Monk's "Bemsha Swing" with Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. Check it out. You will not be disappointed.