• Don Cherry

On Wednesday night at the Hideout Ken Vandermark debuts his new Don Cherry Project with a strong-looking septet. The reedist has long had an interest in Cherry’s music. The Vandermark 5, School Days, and the Sound in Action Trio have all played Cherry tunes, and the DKV Trio has made a specialty of it—the group ripped through the trumpeter’s entire “Complete Communion” suite on Live in Wels & Chicago, 1998 (Okka Disk, 1999), and more than half the pieces on the double album Trigonometry (Okka Disk, 2002) are Cherry originals.