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Andrew Cyrille


Andrew Cyrille was born in Brooklyn, NY. As well as studying privately, he attended the Juilliard and Hartnett schools of music. He has performed with Jazz artists ranging from Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet and Mary Lou Williams to Kenny Dorham, Muhal Richard Abrams, Horace Tapscott, John Carter,Mal Waldron and David Murray. In 1964 he formed and association with pianist Cecil Taylor that would last for 11 years. He played drums for many notable dancer-choreogrphers from the mid to late 1960’s. He was artist-residence and teacher at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio from 1971 to 1973


Music Delivery / Percussion

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Thruway; Bernard Albert Wilkinson; La Ibkey (Don't Cry); Metallic Resonance; Jumping In The Sugar Bowl; Water Water Water; Cowbell Ecstasy; Enter From The East; Tambourine Cocktail; Threading A Needle; For Girls Dancing.


Article: Live Review

Jazzfest Berlin 2023

Read "Jazzfest Berlin 2023" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Haus der Berliner Festspiele Quasimodo Jazz Club, A-Train Jazz Club, Berlino 2-5.11.2023 C'era più di un buon motivo per stimolare quest'anno la decisione di raggiungere il Jazzfest Berlin: primo tra tutti, la presenza di un grande protagonista come Henry Threadgill, che giunto sulla soglia degli ottant'anni, con alle spalle una ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Anna Webber, Steve Lehman, & Silvia Bolognesi

Read "Anna Webber, Steve Lehman, & Silvia Bolognesi" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Digging into the music on new releases from saxophonists this week from rising-star Anna Webber's new Shimmer Wince, the highly-praised Steve Lehman with the Orchestre National De Jazz from France, Pasquale Calo from Italy and his quartet, and Chicago powerhouse Dave Rempis with Belgian bassist Farida Amadou, plus Italian bassist Silvia Bolognesi on her new world-music ...


Article: Album Review

Lafayette Gilchrist: Undaunted

Read "Undaunted" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Barn-burning, barrel-housing pianist Lafayette Gilchrist may or may not be known by everyone pretending to be hip and attuned or even by the rather rarefied company he has been known to keep--David Murray, Cassandra Wilson, Andrew Cyrille--but Undaunted is going to get him some much deserved attention. Abundant with cajones and plenty of rhythm, ...


Article: Album Review

BlankFor.ms - Jason Moran - Marcus Gilmore: Refract

Read "Refract" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel

Electroacoustic music gains a new modern perspective with the sonic marvel that is Refract, a collaborative effort between degraded tapes artist Tyler Gilmore, aka BlankFor.ms, pianist Jason Moran and Marcus Gilmore on drums. An experimental series of sketched shapes featuring hovering loops turned sound- blankets, drum-set turned beat-machine and piano turned keyboard-impressionism, Refract's largely improvised fabric ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Roni Ben-Hur, Nicole Zuraitis, Andrew Cyrille and Others

Read "Roni Ben-Hur, Nicole Zuraitis, Andrew Cyrille and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This program features recent recordings by Roni Ben-Hur and Nicole Zuraitis, older tracks from Andrew Cyrille and Bobby Hutcherson, and much more. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Andrew Cyrille Quartet “Go Happy Lucky" from ...


Article: Album Review

Andrew Cyrille: Music Delivery / Percussion

Read "Music Delivery / Percussion" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If Andrew Cyrille were a painter, he'd be Georges Seurat. If he were a poet, E. E. Cummings; a Tour de France Champion, Jacque Anqutiel; or a writer, Ian McEwan. The above masters are mentioned because Cyrille shares a command of colors, efficiency, grace, and language with his instrument equal to doyens in other disciplines. His ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Stanley Cowell, Gary Windo, Andrew Cyrille and More

Read "Stanley Cowell, Gary Windo, Andrew Cyrille and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show features several musicians who have passed on, such as Stanley Cowell and Gary Windo, as well as many who are still alive and performing such as Billy Mintz and Andrew Cyrille. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill ...


Article: Liner Notes

Andrew Cyrille, Elliot Sharp, Richard Teitelbaum: Evocation

Read "Andrew Cyrille, Elliot Sharp, Richard Teitelbaum: Evocation" reviewed by Howard Mandel

Evocation is what all writing about music must be about and may be the mission of music itself. To create an impression, to summon a memory or tender a suggestion of presence using materials that are not substantially those of the endeavor's subject--isn't that the fundamental purpose of any art? Not to be pretentious ...


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