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Two From TUM

Read "Two From TUM" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

A true smorgasbord of creative music in this edition of One Man's Jazz. It's all good--American masters Andrew Cyrille and William Parker joined by Enrico Rava, the OGJB Quartet, Joe McPhee, New Orleans poet Don Paul, Tony Malaby & Reggie Workman--European flavours from pianists Joona Toivanen from Finland and Alexander Hawkins from England, Nexus and Rope Trio from Italy, and some French dressing from saxophonist Nicolas Masson. Top it off with some Argentinean spice and it should all be quite ...


Album Review

Andrew Cyrille, William Parker & Enrico Rava: 2 Blues For Cecil

Read "2 Blues For Cecil" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Cecil Taylor's music was not for the faint of heart. The legendary pianist who performed like a combination of poet-percussionist-dancer rests now, but there is little doubt that discoveries from the archives will continue to be unearthed or reissued. In the meantime, tribute albums as eclectic as Taylor himself have been surfacing since he passed in 2018. Among the best was Six Encomiums for Cecil Taylor (Tzadik, 2018) from the Winged Serpents collective that included top pianists Craig Taborn, Kris ...


Album Review

Andrew Cyrille, William Parker & Enrico Rava: 2 Blues For Cecil

Read "2 Blues For Cecil" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Finland's TUM Records wrapped up 2021 with a free jazz flourish, releasing trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Great Lakes Quartet's stellar box set, The Chicago Symphonies and also Smith's masterful A Love Sonnet For Billie Holiday. The momentum continued in January 2022 with the label's release of The OGJB Quartet's Ode To O and—the subject of this review—2 Blues For Cecil, from drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist William Parker and trumpeter & flugelhornist Enrico Rava. All three players here are ...


Album Review

Andrew Cyrille: The News

Read "The News" reviewed by Ian Patterson

There is no denying the significance of Andrew Cyrille's oft-cited association with Cecil Taylor, not to mention his collaborations with other avant-garde luminaries such as Walt Dickerson, Ahmed Abdul Malik and Marion Brown. However, such reductive narratives tend to overlook Cyrille's own, fairly extensive output as a leader, beginning with What About? (BYG Actuel, 1971). Whilst there have sometimes been long gaps between his records, the Brooklyn-born drummer has struck a rich vein of form in his autumnal years on ...


Radio & Podcasts

Andrew Cyrille, William Parker, Royal Krunk Jazz Orch. & Rogue Art

Read "Andrew Cyrille, William Parker, Royal Krunk Jazz Orch. & Rogue Art" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

The episode is packed with excellent music from new releases: Andrew Cyrille's sublime quartet, three strong and challenging releases from Rogue Art, Steph Richards & Joshua White, William Parker's Mayan Space Station, Angelika Niescier & Alexander Hawkins, and Russell Gunn's Royal Krunk Jazz Orchestra, and much more. Dig in. Playlist Rodrigo Dominguez “Bolero" from Borocotopo (Ears&Eyes) 00:00 Danilo Gallo, Angelica Sanchez & Tom Rainey “Fluxus 5" from Live At I-Beam (Self-released) 05:50 Host speaks 14:05 Royal Krunk Jazz ...


Radio & Podcasts

New Music from Cyrille, Eldh, Conly, Willcox and Heyes and much more

Read "New Music from Cyrille, Eldh, Conly, Willcox and Heyes and much more" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this week's show new music from New York United, Petter Eldh, Sean Conly, Igor Willcox, Andres Hayes and Andrew Cyrille. There are also older releases from Pedway, and Camila Nebbia, some classic music from 1961 from Joe Harriott, and the preview of a new album from David Sandford.PlaylistAndrew Cyrille “Mountain" from The News (ECM) 00:00 Daniel Carter, Tobias Wilner, Djibril Toure, Federico Ughi “Day Dream" from New York United, Volume 2 (577 Records) 09:42 The Joe Harriott ...


Live Review

Andrew Cyrille Quartet at Village Vanguard

Read "Andrew Cyrille Quartet at Village Vanguard" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Andrew Cyrille Quartet Village Vanguard New York, NY August 21, 2020 Drummer/composer/bandleader Andrew Cyrille opened this livestream from the venerable Village Vanguard jazz club speaking about the oddness of playing to an empty room, noting the absence of applause at the end of numbers. Or booing: “I've been booed, too" he noted ruefully. But ultimately it's about the music. “Even when we rehearse we play hard. We play life." Cyrille was joined by ...


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