19th 2011
The Jazz Session #330: Andrew Cyrille

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Andrew Cyrille’s new CD is Route De Freres (TUM, 2011) with his band Haitian Fascination. In this interview, Cyrille talks about his own Haitian roots and his early childhood in Brooklyn; Haitian rhythms and how they’re expressed on this new record; and the sound paintings that form the main suite, “Route De Freres.”

NOTE: I wrote a poem inspired by Andrew Cyrille’s story. You can read it here.


6 Responses to “The Jazz Session #330: Andrew Cyrille”

  1. » POEM: sing me a Haitian song on 20 Dec 2011 at 9:36 am #

    […] This poem is inspired by an interview I conducted with drummer Andrew Cyrille. You can hear the interview here. […]

  2. Patrick Murtha on 27 Dec 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    Great interview. I truly enjoyed it. Mr. Cyrille is a wonderful speaker and storyteller.

  3. Jason Crane on 27 Dec 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    Thanks, Patrick.

  4. Anthony on 30 Jan 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Nice. Village Vanguard gig (apparently prior to the interview but with same lineup as mentioned at the end of the show–Bill McHenry, Orin Evins and Eric Revis) can be heard here (beautiful):

  5. Anthony on 31 Jan 2012 at 4:27 am #

    Really looking forward to your Bill McHenry interview now! I wasn’t familiar with his music but have become a fan since hearing the npr web broadcast of his gig with Andrew Cyrille, which I found after listening to your interview with Mr Cyrille. His (McHenry’s) compositions and approach to playing are refreshingly different, and all carried by a great tone/sound.

  6. Music Review: A Melting Pot of Sounds, With Latin Spices | The Alief Post on 04 Feb 2013 at 2:40 am #

    […] Mr. Cyrille, who is 73, is a whole other story: a New York jazz drummer of Haitian roots who learned on the bandstand in the 1950s with Coleman Hawkins and Nellie Lutcher, then played […]

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