Andrew Cyrille: Master Percussion Collaborator
Percussionist Andrew Cyrille has such unquestioned musical stature that his partnerships with so many major figures in improvisational music should come as no surprise. This interview with Ted Panken just grazes the surface of Andrew’s storied collaborations — including Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Oliver Lake, Tony Oxley and David Murray. Other fabled collaborators with Andrew escaped mention here: Milford Graves and David S. Ware come to mind. Andrew’s remarks offer a glimmer of the keen vision and perception that has drawn so many new music greats his way.