Andrew Cyrille Interviewed

Source: The Austin Chronicle.

The list of artists with whom he’s collaborated, onstage and in the studio, is truly mind-boggling: Illinois Jacquet, Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Clarke, Mary Lou Williams, Philly Joe Jones, Nellie Lutcher, Milford Graves, Kenny Dorham, Walter Dickerson, Freddie Hubbard, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Babatunde Olatunji, David Murray, Peter Brötzmann, Marc Ribot, Joe Lovano, Ben Monder, Wadada Leo Smith, Mal Waldron, Muhal Richard Abrams, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, David S. Ware, Billy Bang, Dave Douglas, Sun Ra, and more.

That’s not to mention an 11-year association with free jazz piano giant Cecil Taylor, two decades’ membership in Trio 3 with Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman, and his work as a teacher at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. Given his experience, it’s no surprise that the skinsman brings a world-class group of musicians with him for a rare Texas gig: bassist Ben Street, pianist David Virelles, and guitarist Bill Frisell, a variation on the band that recorded Cyrille’s 2016 ECM album The Declaration of Musical Independence.