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Don Cherry rode shotgun as Ornette stormed the gates of jazz orthodoxy. The assertive amiability with which Cherry latched on to Ornette's avant garde approach offered both encouragement and a bit of a road map for open-minded listeners. Cherry quickly proved a master of melodic snippets that could, but didn't have to be, stitched together, using his little "pocket" trumpet to create a distinctively intimate, surprisingly dynamic style.
Tomorrow is notable for the conservative, old-guard rhythm-section tandem of Shelly Manne and Red Mitchell (hardly kindred spirits compared to Billy Higgins, Ed Blackwell and Charlie Haden), leaving Cherry and Coleman more isolated, or tethered, in their forays. This is just the pair's second record together, but their unison head arrangements seem telepathically synchronized, and their solos, be they variations on the gentle sway of "Tears Inside" or the blitzkrieg bop of "Rejoicing," are distinct yet compatible.