Where Is Brooklyn?

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Where is Brooklyn?
Where is Brooklyn.jpg
Studio album by Don Cherry
Released 1969
Recorded November 11, 1966
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 40:52
Label Blue Note
Producer Alfred Lion
Don Cherry chronology
Symphony for Improvisers
(1966)Symphony for Improvisers1966
Where is Brooklyn?
Eternal Rhythm
(1968)Eternal Rhythm1968

Where Is Brooklyn? is an album by Don Cherry featuring Henry Grimes, Ed Blackwell, and Pharoah Sanders recorded in 1966 and released on the Blue Note label.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Steve Huey states "Where Is Brooklyn? is much more about energy and thoughtful group interaction than memorable themes, and so there's just a little something missing in comparison to Cherry's prior albums, even though they did also emphasize the qualities on display here. Nonetheless, it's still a fine record for what it does concentrate on; Sanders is in typically passionate form, and the rest of the ensemble members have already honed their interplay to a pretty sharp edge. It's worth hearing, even if it isn't as essential as Complete Communion or Symphony for Improvisers".[1]


Free jazz trio The Thing took their name from a track on the album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Don Cherry

  1. "Awake Nu" - 6:55
  2. "Taste Maker" - 6:48
  3. "The Thing" - 5:50
  4. "There is the Bomb" - 4:51
  5. "Unite" - 17:48
  • Recorded at the Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on November 11, 1966



  1. ^ a b Huey, Steve. Where is Brooklyn? at AllMusic. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 40. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Rogers, Jude (May 22, 2012). "Neneh Cherry: 'Jazz Can Be the Way You Make Love'". The Guardian. 

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