How Cecil Taylor Met Andrew Cyrille
Cecil Taylor’s collaboration with drummer Andrew Cyrille by now approaches legend in the world of free improvisational music. This account, written for the Revivalist by Libby Peterson, traces not only how Andrew Cyrille came to meet and work with Cecil Taylor, but also how the rising turbulence of the times spurred musical development for both individuals that drew the two together.
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New Music Grows in Brooklyn
Times are changing, when our subway ride to catch adventurous new music routinely bypasses all the Manhattan stops and lets us out in Brooklyn. Oh, the Village Vanguard and the like still have a certain allure; but for improvised music, as in life, Brooklyn is where more and more discerning New Yorkers want to be. As this Village Voice profile points out, apparently with good reason.
(Photo of ShapeShifter Lab, above, by Fortuna Sung)Read More