In 1966, Don Cherry was leading a New York quartet with Pharoah Sanders and a European quintet with Gato Barbieri. For his second Blue Note album, he decided to combine these two bands into a Symphony For Improvisers.
DON CHERRY, cornet
GATO BARBIERI, tenor sax
PHAROAH SANDERS, tenor sax, piccolo
KARL BERGER, vibes, piano
HENRY GRIMES, JEAN-FRANCOIS JENNY CLARK, basses
EDWARD BLACKWELL, drums