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Andrew Cyrille

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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

Album

Mixed to Unit Structures Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2021
Track listing: Pots; Bulbs; Mixed; Steps; Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure); Unit/Structure / As Of A Now / Section; Tales (8 Whisps).

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Article: 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 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Linda Fredriksson, Steve Coleman, Lyle Mays, Chris Speed & More New Releases

Read "Linda Fredriksson, Steve Coleman, Lyle Mays, Chris Speed & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We are back on the new releases trail with an exceptionally packed playlist featuring a posthumous release by Lyle Mays in celebration of Eberhard Weber, the many sides of Chris Speed, exciting upcoming releases by Makaya McCraven, Irreversible Entanglements, Common, Linda Fredriksson, Steve Coleman, and exciting recent albums by Marc Johnson, Andrew Cyrille, and Douglas J. ...

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Article: 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 ...

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Article: Album Review

Cecil Taylor: Mixed to Unit Structures Revisited

Read "Mixed to Unit Structures Revisited" reviewed by Chris May


This story has been revisited before, in the context of an Albert Ayler review, but good stories bear repeating, particularly when they are instructive ones. So here it is again... During a May 2021 interview with All About Jazz, the reed player Shabaka Hutchings was asked to name six albums which had made a more than ...

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Article: Album Review

Irene Schweizer / Hamid Drake: Celebration

Read "Celebration" reviewed by Troy Dostert


If John Coltrane was the dominant figure behind the rise of Impulse Records in the 1960s, and Wayne Shorter played a similar role for Blue Note in the same decade, one could argue that pianist Irène Schweizer has placed her stamp upon Intakt Records. Certainly the Swiss avant-garde label has embraced that relationship, as aside from ...

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Article: Album Review

Irene Schweizer / Hamid Drake: Celebration

Read "Celebration" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Celebration is a walloping storm of free jazz, rolling in on a hard-hitting percussion mode. Pianist Irene Schweizer holds down the piano chair, Hamid Drake is behind the drum kit. The pair has played and recorded together often. The opener, “A Former Dialogue," introduces us to a drum thunder and a splattering of fat piano-crafted raindrops. ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Instrumental Duos

Read "Instrumental Duos" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The early days of jazz were not always harmonious. Converted dance orchestras often sounded like unbalanced acoustic junkyards; a single violin, cornet, trombone, clarinet, tuba, drums, banjo, and piano, all fighting for attention. The piano was meant to be the glue holding the shrill and boisterous elements together. In 1921 a prodigy pianist named Zez Confrey ...

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Article: Interview

Joe Lovano: Finding New Adventures

Read "Joe Lovano: Finding New Adventures" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


The loss of gig and the accompanying income stream, caused by the insidious and evil coronavirus, has hurt musicians across all genres. It has separated them from friends and band mates, from projects and from going to special places—physically and artistically. Coping with it is the order of the day. It has created some dark moments ...


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