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Cheryl Pyle

Cheryl Pyle -Musician-Jazz Flute , Composer , Lyricist

About Me

Cheryl Pyle -JAZZ FLUTIST The versatile flutist Cheryl Pyle received her BA in music from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976, having received her Associates Degree from Mesa College in 1974. Her teachers included Merrill Jordan, Janet Maestre, Francis Watson, and Jayn Rosenfeld. She took Master Classes with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, James Newton. At Berkeley, she was a member of the school's orchestra, and she possesses an extensive classical solo repertoire. From 1975 to 1976 she served as Musical Director of the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, and she has performed in orchestras for over half a dozen musical theater productions. From 1977 to 1980 she was on the faculty at Berkeley as its flute teacher in the Jazz Department and taught at the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont in 1993 and 1996. While at Berkeley, Ms. Pyle was Principal flutist in the University Jazz Ensemble. This group appeared at the Pacific Coast Jazz Festival where they played with such major artists as Sonny Rollins, George Duke, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, and Joe Henderson. They also performed at the 1976 Concord Jazz Festival. After graduation, she performed extensively in the San Francisco area, where she was a performing member of the Loft Jazz Association. She played with many notable Bay area musicians, including Bishop Norman Williams, Susan Muscarella, Bruce Forman, and Jessica Williams. Since moving to New York in the fall of 1980, Ms. Pyle has been heard in a variety of settings. She has appeared at such jazz clubs as the Blue Note, Somethin' Jazz, Art on A Gallery, Seventh Avenue South, Jazz Forum, Angry Squire, Kave Haz, The Garage, Cornelia Street Café, CBGB's Art Gallery, St. Peter's Church, Amazonas, Bar on A ,Cultural 5-C Cafe, Tong Ren Center, NUBLU, Downtown Music Galley, Spectrum, Sycamore Radio Zero, Zirzamin, Gizzy's, Brecht Forum , Frost Gallery, University of the Streets, Fat Baby's, ABC No RIO, Why Not Jazz, ShapeShifter Lab, Taller Latino, Medicine Show Theater, CultureFix, Shrine, Birdland Wild Goose Creative- Ohio and Musique Libre Femmes, an all women improvisers group , performed at the 2016 Lady Got Chops Festival in New York. She was also heard at the Annual Women's Jazz Festival as well as the Mount Vernon Jazz Festival in New York. She is a member of the World Flute Orchestra and NY Jazz Flutet. Her jazz composition, Dalle Alle, was awarded in 1989 by the Billboard Song Contest, and her lyrics have received numerous poetry awards such as the Gold Poet Award in 1989 and 1990. Her lyrics have been recorded by such fine jazz singers as Janis Siegel (of Manhattan Transfer), Roseanna Vitro, Jeri Brown, Judi Silvano, Gloria Cooper and Sheila Jordan. her lyrics have been recorded on Atlantic, Justin time, Random Act, Skyline, Muse and Concord records. She has performed her solo flute compositions at Kitty Brazelton's Real Music Festival in 1993, continues to compose works for jazz flute. In 1996, she performed in the opera premier of The Other Wiseman by Stephanie de Kennessey with the Golden Fleece Opera company in New York. Her first classical recording was the Frostiana song cycle with the composer, Randall Thompson conducting Ms.Pyle as flute soloist. Ms Pyle has performed and played with such fine musicians as Joe Lovano, Andy LaVerne, Fred Hersch, Tom Harrell, Mark Soskin, Billy Bang, Danilo Perez, Mike Holober, David Phelps, Chuck Loeb, Mark Cohen, Steve LaSpina, Michael Cochrane, Ron McClure, Billy Hart, Ben Monder, Sergio Brandao, Max Ridgway, Randall Colbourne, Billy Hart, Adam Nussbaum, Duduka Fonseca, Charlie Haden, Arthur Kell, Lucy Galliher, Bele Beledo, Premik Russell Tubbs, Frank Burrows, Neil Alexander, Danny Gottlieb, James Williams, John Abercrombie, Paul Motian, Peter Washington, Roberta Piket, Nora McCarthy, Jorge Sylvester, Claire De Brunner, Dom Minasi, Lou Grassi, Tony Cimorisi, Hans Peter Salentin, Joop Wolters, Stephan Crump, Francois Grillot, Rez Abassi, Gerry Gibbs, Newman Taylor Baker, Daniel Carter, Stomu Takeshi, Bern Nix, Biggi Vinkeloe, Michael Eaton, Claire Daly, Jamie Baum, Larry Roland , Ingrid Laubrock & others. She has recorded on Destiny Records, Contemporary and Chesky Records with Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, Charlie Haden and Paul Motian. Since recording her first quartet CD in 1997-DALLE ALLE on the 11th street music label, the jazz group has been playing many jazz clubs and concerts, 2008 there were two performances with Joop Wolters in New York performing his music . 2009 recording projects include Til Soon, Blood Fountains-FLOODS-Stephen Kasner, and Altar of Oblivion-SINEWS OF ANGUISH with Martin Sparvath . SURREAL was released on the 11th street music label in 2010, Audio Chocolate-Paul Tauteroff's cd-featuring flute on "The Journey". INSIDE DIALOGUE released Jan 2011, is available on itunes, cdbaby, dig station. SOUL DUST-11th street music with Max Ridgway, Cheryl Pyle and Randall Colbourne. SOUND SCULPTURES released in 2012 -11th street music with Max Ridgway and WONDERFUL TIMES-Dewey records/KAZHARGAN-Stan Zaslavsky, Hans Peter Salentin, Cheryl Pyle, Max Ridgway, Brian Mitchell Brody, Sean O'Bryan Smith , Tony Cimirosi, Alesandre Zaslavsky . 11th street music cd releases in 2013 include Green Underworld with Max Ridgway and Randall Colbourne, Far Out Flute & Bass, Flute Karma Duo live, and New-tet live in NYC . Performances in 2012 include flute / bass duos with live painter Anthony Cerretani, and participating in the Dissident Arts Festival Orchestra 2012, 2013 ,2014 improvising a live score to the silent film classics Metropolis, Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Battleship Potempkin. 2014 recordings include Post Fiction-Dewey Records-Kazahargan Jazz group, Flute Karma Duo with Premik Russell Tubbs, Modern Art with Max Ridgway and Randall Colbourne, Trio Live at ShapeShifter Lab with Roberta Piket and Newman Taylor Baker, Duo with Claire de Brunner, Axel Weiss-Silent Noise on Saturn, and Duo with Nora McCarthy -Let's Talk about Now. 2015 recordings include Flute Fables, Flute Duo with Biggi Vinkeloe + Raw Sound Sweden, Beyond Duo live at Art on A gallery with Bern Nix. 2016 recordings on 11th street music from live concerts include Beyond Group and Musique Libre Femmes at the Lady got chops festival 2016 and 2017 , Art Space , Destinations on Dewey Records from the Kazhargan World Jazz group. and Beyond Quartet live at the Dissident Arts Festival 2017 . Cheryl Pyle is available to perform in duo, trio, quartet settings, and available for online recording projects and lessons in composition, theory, lyric writting and flute playing. contact links: http://www.cherylpyle.blogspot.com http://www.youtube.com/redhairedstepchild http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/profile.php?id=25384 http://www.soundcloud.com/cherylpyle https://cherylpyle.bandcamp.com DISCOGRAPHY -CHERYL PYLE -JAZZ FLUTE ................DISCOGRAPHY.................. BEYOND QUARTET LIVE AT THE DISSIDENT ARTS FESTIVAL -11th Street Music 2017- recorded live Aug 26 , 2017 - Cheryl Pyle-c flute /alto flute ,Ingrid Laubrock-tenor sax, Larry Roland, bass /poetry, Newman Taylor Baker-washboard percussion NOCTURNE FOR NIX -Beyond Trio -11th Street Music 2017 - Cheryl Pyle-C flute/Alto Flute, Newman Taylor Baker -Washboard Percussion, Michael Eaton -Soprano Sax BEYOND TRIO Live At Shrine -11th Street Music 2017- Cheryl Pyle -flute-alto flute, Bern Nix-guitar, Michael Eaton-soprano sax (recorded May 28 ,2017 -rest in peace Bern Nix- May 31 ,2017) DESTINATIONS - Kazhargan World Jazz Group -2017 -Kazhargan World & Dewey Records :Piano: Stanislav Zaslavsky /Flute: Cheryl Pyle /Guitar: Max Ridgway/Trumpet: Hans Peter Salentin /Sax: Sasha Pyshminsev /Drums: Laurent Planells/ Bass: Sean O'Bryan Smith ART SPACE- 11th street Music 2017 - Cheryl Pyle-c flute /alto flute, spoken word ,Max Ridgway -guitar, bass, Randall Colbourne -drums BEYOND QUINTET Live at SPECTRUM- 11th Street Music 2016-with Carman Moore conducting /Cheryl Pyle-Flute-Alto flute /Michael Eaton-Soprano sax/Bern Nix-Guitar /Roberta Piket -Piano/Newman Taylor Baker-Washboard Percussion MUSIQUE LIBRE FEMMES - 11th Street Music 2016 - Cheryl Pyle-Flute -Alto Flute/Jamie Baum -Flute -Alto Flute/ Claire de Brunner-Bassoon/ Claire Daly - Bari Sax THE BEYOND TRIO LIVE AT ABC NO RIO -11th Street Music 2016 -Cheryl Pyle-flute/alto flute , Gene Coleman-flute /piccolo , Michael Eaton-tenor sax THE BEYOND GROUP LIVE AT SPECTRUM -11th Street Music 2016-with Carman Moore conducting /Cheryl Pyle-Flute-Alto flute /Gene Coleman-Flute-Bass flute- Piccolo/Michael Eaton-Soprano sax/David Tamura -Tenor sax/Bern Nix-Guitar /Roberta Piket -Piano /Francois Grillot -Bass/William Ruiz -Percussion BARREN GROUNDS- ALTAR OF OBLIVION -Shadow Kingdom Records -2016-Mik Mentor – Lead & backing Vocals /Martin Meyer Sparvath – Guitars, backing Vocals . additional Keyboards /Allan Larsen - Guitars /C. Nørgaard – Bass /Thomas Wesley – Drums & Percussion /Cheryl Pyle: Flute and spoken Words /Lars Strøm: Mellotron and additional Guitars BEYOND DUO Live at Downtown Music Galley -11th street music 2016-Cheryl Pyle-flute-alto flute /Bern Nix-guitar MUSIQUE LIBRE FEMMES Live at MUCHMORE'S -11th street music 2016 - Cheryl Pyle-flute/alto flute, Jamie Baum- flute /alto flute, Claire de Brunner-Bassoon, Claire Daly- Bari Sax, Madeleine Yayodele Nelson- percussion , Shayna Dulberger -bass, cover art by Pien van der Beek THE BEYOND GROUP Live at Muchmores-11th street music 2016 -with Carman Moore conducting/Cheryl Pyle-Flute/Gene Coleman-flute/David Tamura -Tenor sax/Bern Nix -Guitar/Francois Grillot -Bass/William Ruiz -Percussion BEYOND SEXTET with Carman Moore conducting LIVE AT DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY -11th Street music 2015-Cheryl Pyle-Flute/Gene Coleman-Flute-Bass flute- Piccolo/Michael Eaton-Soprano sax/David Tamura -Tenor sax/Bern Nix-Guitar /William Ruiz -Percussion BEYOND SEXTET with Carman Moore conducting LIVE AT ABC NO RIO -11th Street Music 2015 -Cheryl Pyle-flute/Gene Coleman-flute-piccolo-Bass flute /Bern Nix-guitar/Michael Eaton-soprano sax /David Tamura- tenor sax / William Ruiz - percussion MAHASEN-11TH Street Music 2015- Cheryl Pyle-flute/ William Ruiz -percussion, drums, bells FLUTE DUO LIVE AT DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY- 11th Street Music 2015-CHERYL PYLE/MARK ALBAN LOTZ-Flutes BEYOND QUINTET LIVE AT ABC NO RIO -11th Street Music 2015-Cheryl Pyle-flute/Gene Coleman-Flute-Piccolo/Bern Nix-Guitar/Michael Eaton-Soprano Sax/David Tamura-Tenor Sax BEYOND DUO - 11th street music 2015- Cheryl Pyle -flute /Bern Nix -guitar- live from Art on A Gallery BIGGI VINKELOE/CHERYL PYLE -FLUTE DUO -RAW SOUND SWEDEN LIVE AT DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY-11th street music 2015 -Biggi Vinkeloe- alto sax /flute, Cheryl Pyle -flute, Elsa Bergman-bass, Anna Hogberg-alto sax, Malin Wattring-tenor sax, Signe Dahlgreen-tenor sax, Anna Lund-drums with Shayna Dulberger-bass REACHING THE END- Lords Of Triumph- Journey's End Records -2015- Phil Swanson - Vocals, Martin Meyer Sparvath - Guitars, Keyboards & Backing Vocal, C. Nørgaard - Bass, Andreas Joen - Drums, Additional Keyboards by Lars Strøm, Guest Appearance on Flute by Cheryl Pyle. FLUTE FABLES-11th Street Music -2015- Cheryl Pyle- compositions, flutes MESS AROUND-Renjenstromkin 2014-CROSSING BORDERS Group -vocalist/pianist- Jennifer Scott , bassist Rene Worst , saxophonist/vocalist Kristen Strom, guitarist -Scott Sorkin , drummer- Jason Lewis(Rain waltz-music Fred Hersch/Lyrics -Cheryl Pyle) SILENT NOISE ON SATURN -Intrinsic Records-2014-Cheryl Pyle - flutes Axel Weiss - guitars, keys, strings, perc., whistling, mix, art CLARITY-THE MUSIC OF CLARE FISCHER - Random Act Records-2014- Roseanna Vitro-vocals, Mark Soskin-piano, Sara Caswell-violin, Dean Johnson-bass, Tim Horner -drums, Mino Cinelu- percussion, lyrics by Cheryl Pyle on Pavillon -Life's Journey and The Duke- Swingin with the Duke Let's Talk about Now -11th street music- 2014 -Nora McCarthy- voice, spoken word, poetry/ Cheryl Pyle- flute , spoken word MODERN ART - 11th street music-2014- Cheryl Pyle-flute tracks 1, 4 ,6 ,8 .11, Max Ridgway-guitar, bass, effects, Randall Colbourne -drums Trio live at ShapeShifter Lab - 11th Street Music -2014 -Cheryl Pyle-flute, Roberta Piket-piano. Newman Taylor Baker-washboard percussion FLUTE KARMA LIVE AT DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY- 11th street Music 2014 - Premik Russell Tubbs, Cheryl Pyle -flutes and electronics POST FICTION -Dewey Records/Kazhargan -2014- Stan Zaslavsky- piano/compositions, Hans Peter Salentin-trumpet-horn arr, Cheryl Pyle- flute,spoken word, Max Ridgway-guitar, Sean O'Bryan Smith-bass, Laurent Planells-drums ALCHEMY OF TIMES- 11th Street Music-2014 - Cheryl Pyle- Flute, Bass, Keyboard Outer Limits - 2013 -Jampykeys - Giampaolo Rolli: Music, synthesizers, programming, arrangments,Cheryl Pyle: Flute and poems on track 3 / 13 - Flute on track 6 , Bill Berends: Guitar on track 3. SITTING AT THE LAKE -Hans Peter Salentin-2013 Dewey Records, with Cheryl Pyle, Max Ridgway, Benni Freibott, Tato Gomez, Stan Z, Tony Cimorosi, Yves Ferrand DUO - CLAIRE DE BRUNNER -BASSOON & CHERYL PYLE -FLUTE 11th street music Sept 2013 - Cheryl Pyle -flute , Claire De Brunner -bassoon NEW-TET LIVE IN NYC - 11th street music -2013 -Cheryl Pyle, Daniel Carter, Max Johnson, Newman Taylor Baker INSIDE OUT - NIGHT GALLERY -9th records -2013-Mark Demon - Vocals,Kit E. Hawke - Bass Guitar, Jimmy Dragon - Drums/Percussion,Paul Ash - Keyboards, Gerry Barnas- guitar, Jesse Effros-guitar, Zarabeth Burns -violin, Cheryl Pyle - flute ,Colin Stroker -background vocals FAR OUT - 11th street music -2013 - Cheryl Pyle -compositions, flute, bass, poetry GREEN UNDERWORLD -11th street music- 2013- with Cheryl Pyle -flute & poetry, Max Ridgway -guitar , acoustic bass, and Randall Colbourne drums. FLOW -Intrinsic Records 2012 - Axel Weiss(guitar), Cheryl Pyle(flute), Oddrun Eikli(vocals), Arne Hiorth(trumpet), Stan Zaslavsky(piano), Sean O'bryan Smith(bass) BLUE WINDOW - Dewey Records 2012 - Hans Peter Salentin , Kuba Stankiewicz /Piano,Roman Chraniuk/ Bass,Marcin Jahr /Drums,Julia Sawicka/ Vocal with Guests : Cheryl Pyle on Flute / Vocal and Dirk Rumig/ SOUND SCULPTURES- Cheryl Pyle -11th street music -2012 -Cheryl Pyle - flute & bass with max ridgway -guitar WONDERFUL TIMES -dewey records/KAZHARGAN-2012- Piano-: Stan Z (Russia). Trumpet: Hans Peter Salentin (Germany). Flute: Cheryl Pyle (New York). Sax: Brian Mitchell Brody (USA). Guitar: Max Ridgway (USA). NS Double bass: Tony Cimorosi (New York). Electric bass: Sean O'Bryan Smith (USA). Drums & Percussion: Papa Z (Russia). SOUL DUST- 11th street music- 2011 with Cheryl Pyle -flute ,electric bass, Max Ridgway -guitar , acoustic bass, and Randall Colbourne drums. INSIDE DIALOGUE- Cheryl Pyle- 11th street music -2011- Cheryl Pyle - flute & bass, piano, effects 9 FLUTE DUOS - 11th street music -2011 - Cheryl Pyle and Nick Gianni - flutes and improvising AUDIO CHOCOLATE-paul tauterouff-- 2010- Cheryl Pyle flute -the journey SURREAL -Cheryl Pyle -flute and bass-11th street music -2010 -Cheryl Pyle -flute and bass (keyboards, effects & boss br600 drums) FLOODS-BLOOD FOUNTAINS- utech records-2009- stephen kasner, david beaver, Mat Woods, Cheryl Pyle –flute,and the vocals of Yoshiko Ohara (Bloody Panda) TIL SOON- Cheryl Pyle Trio-11th street music - 2009 –Cheryl Pyle – flute and bass with boss br 600 drums SINEWS OF ANGUISH-Altar of oblivion-shadow kingdom records- 2009- cheryl pyle –flute – a retreat into delusions and sinews of anguish.. w/ martin sparvath, mik mentor, alan Larsen, c norgaard, lars strom DEDICATED TO YOU-Gloria Cooper-origin records 2004- two reflect as one-music by michael cochrane/lyrics by cheryl pyle . arr. by don sickler, w/ wayne escoffrey, freddie bryant, tim givens , vince cherico. HI MIKE- 2000-Cheryl Pyle flute - they come down and lambuddy- Guitars/Keyboards:Mike Stand and Johnny Mike!--French Horn: Lou Denaro--Bass:JimmySplatt--Drums: ErichMike and SighMike JAZZ CHILD - Sheila Jordan - High Note -1998 BUFFALO WINGS - Music by T. Harrell, lyrics by C. Pyle DALLE ALLE - Cheryl Pyle Quartet - 11 Street Music - 1997- C. Pyle (flute) with David Phelps (guitar), Stephan Crump (bass) and Kirk Driscoll (drums) PASSION DANCE - Roseanna Vitro - Telarc Jazz - 1996- SIMONE -weaver of dreams - Music by Frank Foster, lyrics by C. Pyle with Ken Werner (piano), Christian McBride (bass )and Elvin Jones (Drums) HEART STRINGS - Sheila Jordan - Muse Records -1994 out to sea - Music By Tom Harrell, Lyrics by Cheryl Pyle, strings arranged by Alan Broadbent, with Harvie Swartz - bass, Marvin Smitty Smith - drums SOFTLY - Roseanna Vitro - Concord Records - 1993 Song For All Ages - Music by Fred Hersch, Lyrics by Cheryl Pyle, Life I Choose - Music by Tom Harrell, Lvrics by Cheryl Pyle, with Jay Anderson, Tom Rainey, George Coleman, Tim Reis, and Mino Cinelu THE D.T.'S - The D.T.'s - C-4 Productions - 1993. Cheryl Pyle -- Flute on Moonflower, with Rich Kelly, J. P. Harvey, guitars, Dr. Planet - bass, J. Kaplan -drums, engineer-josh silver THE PEACOCKS - Teri Brown - Justin Time Records - 1993 Don't Ask - Music by Fred Hersch, Lyrics by Cheryl Pyle with Kirk Lightsey, Rufus Reid, Wali Muhammad, and Peter Leitch DANCING VOICES - Judi Silvano - J.S.L. Records - 1992 Two Hearts Wonder - Music by Tom Harrell, Lyrics by Cheryl Pyle, with Joe Lovano, Tim Hagens, Salvatore Bonafede, Ken Werner and Scott Lee PASSAGES - Tom Harrell - Chesky Records - 1992, with Joe Lovano - sax, Cheryl Pyle - flute, Danilo Perez - piano, Peter Washington - bass, Paul Motian - drums, Café - percussion MIRAGE - Jeri Brown - Justin Time Records - 1991 Mirage and Child Song - Music by Fred Hersch, Lyrics by Cheryl Pyle VISIONS - Tom Harrell - Contemporary Records - 1991 with Joe Lovano - sax, Cheryl Pyle - flute, Danilo Perez - piano, Charlie Haden - bass and Paul Motian - drums FORM - Tom Harrell - Contemporary Records - 1990. joe Lovano - sax, Cheryl Pyle - flute, Danilo Perez - piano, Charlie Haden - bass, Paul Motian - drums SAIL AWAY - Tom Harrell - Contemporary Records - 1989. Joe Lovano - sax, Cheryl Pyle - flute, David Liebman - sax, James Williams - piano, Ray Drummond - bass, Adam Nussbaum - drums, John Abercrombie - guitar SHORT STORIES - Janis Siegel - Atlantic Records - 1989. Janis Siegel - voice, Fred Hersch - piano; with lyrics by Cheryl Pyle, A Dance for Me QUARTET - Mili Bermejo - Nuevo Records - 1988. With music by Fred Hersch, lyrics by Cheryl Pyle A NIGHT IN THE LIFE - Santo - Source Records - 1987. Santo - guitar, Billy Bang - violin, Cheryl Pyle - flute A QUIET PLACE - Roseanna Vitro - Skyline Records - 1987. Fred Hersch - piano, Eddie Daniels - sax. Mark Egan - bass, Joey Baron - drums; with lyrics by Cheryl Pyle, A Simple Samba and Mirage FROSTIANA - Randall Thompson Conducts - Bassett Records - 1974. Cheryl Pyle - flute soloist (classical)

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