ANFTD #68: Andrew Cyrille

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Dave visits legendary drummer and composer Andrew Cyrille to talk about how he organizes his music, why he calls Dave “David,” and his recent record Lebroba with Wadada Leo Smith and Bill Frisell. They also discuss his upbringing in a Haitian family in Brooklyn, NY, and his beginnings as a jazz musician. We hear excerpts of Cecil Taylor’s Unit Structures and Conquistador!, which Mr. Cyrille played on in 1966. Humorous and insightful comments ensue.
 

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LEBROBA
Andrew Cyrille
Wadada Leo Smith
Bill Frisell

UNIT STRUCTURES
Eddie Gale – trumpet
Jimmy Lyons – alto saxophone
Ken McIntyre – alto saxophone, oboe, bass clarinet
Cecil Taylor – piano, bells
Henry Grimes – double bass
Alan Silva – double bass
Andrew Cyrille – drums

CONQUISTADOR!
Cecil Taylor – piano
Bill Dixon – trumpet
Jimmy Lyons – alto saxophone
Henry Grimes – double bass
Alan Silva – double bass
Andrew Cyrille – drums


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SUBSCRIBER SERIES // ENGAGE: Faith Alliance - Track 8


ENGAGE Eight: Faith Alliance

Featuring Jeff Parker, Nick Dunston, and Kate Gentile. Studio recording of the piece that you might have heard them tearing up in Europe this summer. Tomeka Reid jumps in to join the fray midway through. True teamwork from all involved.

The title Faith Alliance refers to the sense of global solidarity that it will take to deal with the myriad problems of migration, inequality, and global climate change. International efforts are increasingly, and urgently, required. This month Greenleaf Music will support the International Crisis Group, an independent organization working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world.

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Recorded and mixed by Tyler McDiarmid at The Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY December 3, 2018.

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ANFTD #67: Alexis Cuadrado

Bassist and composer Alexis Cuadrado joins Dave to talk about his background in Barcelona and his influences from Flamenco, jazz, poetry and more. Also his path into recording and production, leading to composing for some great podcasts, for dancers, and all sorts of projects around New York. Great music from a great thinker.
 

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SUBSCRIBER SERIES // ENGAGE: Everywhere But Here - Track 7

ENGAGE Seven: Everywhere But Here

Special guest trumpeter Riley Mulherkar of The Westerlies soars and yearns here. Riley also played on Little Giant Still Life from a few years back on Greenleaf. Happy to bring him in and hand him the torch on this piece in support of health care for all in this country.

Joining the fight for this basic human right is something that benefits all of us. As we did last year, we will continue to support the efforts of Physicians For A National Health Program. And as Democrats continue to debate plans for how to make this reality, we will work towards the idea that we all deserve the care and support that is our human birthright.

The US is the only industrialized nation without a universal health care system. It is past time for that to change. Jump in.

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Recorded and mixed by Tyler McDiarmid at The Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY December 3, 2018.

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ANFTD #66: Sam Newsome

Dave talks to Sam Newsome about being a solo soprano saxophonist, how he creates his recordings, and the basic underlying decisions that guide his work. Sam also talks about smooth jazz, as well as about his more recent interest in balloon sculpting and the new areas that is taking his music. Sam's new record, Chaos Theory: Song Cycles For Soprano Saxophone, was released on June 3, 2019 on the Some New music imprint. In the podcast EXTRA, they talk about Wayne Shorter and his development of the soprano saxophone as a solo instrument.

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SUBSCRIBER SERIES // ENGAGE: Sanctuary Cities - Track 6

ENGAGE Six: Sanctuary Cities

We are not full. We are a growing, breathing, expanding country enriched by our diversity and a warm welcome of all people. We operate in an interconnected world in which no country can pretend to "go it alone." Our music and art demonstrates the curiosity and openness of our hearts, and this piece is dedicated to everyone working to keep families united and defending our laws at the border. This would be a good time to support RAICES Texas for the awesomely inspiring work they do.

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Recorded and mixed by Tyler McDiarmid at The Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY December 3, 2018.

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ANFTD #65: Ryan Keberle introduces 'The Hope I Hold'

Special edition: This is a recording made by NY trombonist Ryan Keberle about his new record The Hope I Hold, which we're releasing on June 28. So great to hear Ryan's insights on how the music came together. Enjoy the music!

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ANFTD #64: Fay Victor

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Fay Victor comes to visit the podcast with music in many collaborations - from Other Dimensions In Music (Roy Campbell, Jr., Daniel Carter, William Parker, and Charles Downs) to her own Chamber Trio with Marika Hughes and Darius Jones. She and Dave talk about her idea of Freesong and how it has grown out of songs, forms, and improvisation. They also talk about her use of language and sound, as well as their former colleague, Misha Mengelberg.

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There They Are (Fay Victor Chamber Trio)
Barn Songs (yet to be released)
Fay Victor - voice, composition
Darius Jones - alto saxophone
Marika Hughes - cello

Creative Folks
Wet Robots (Fay Victor's SoundNoiseFUNK, 2018) ESP Disk
Fay Victor - voice, text, conception
Joe Morris - electric guitar
Sam Newsome - soprano saxophone
Reggie Nicholson - drums

An Open Letter
Kaiso Stories (Fay Victor w Other Dimensions in Music, 2011) Silkheart
Fay Victor - voice, conception
Ray Campbell - trumpets
Daniel Carter - reeds
William Parker - double bass ++
Charles Downs - drums

Gunk
Absinthe & Vermouth (The Fay Victor Ensemble, 2013) Greene Ave Music
Fay Victor - comp, voice, lyrics
Anders Nillson - electric guitar
Ken Filiano - double bass

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Edited by Geoffrey Countryman


SUBSCRIBER SERIES // ENGAGE: Where Do We Go From Here - Track 5


ENGAGE Five: Where Do We Go From Here

Urgency will be required. We’re joined by both Riley Mulherkar and Dave Adewumi on trumpets here. This is an urgent march to the polls. It also means a fight for fair voting nationwide, including all our disenfranchised brothers and sisters.

The relentless drive of the beat represents that urgency, and is supported by great playing all around. This month’s track from ENGAGE supports Black Voters Matter Fund and their commitment to voter registration, enfranchisement, and get out the vote training and practice.

"What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love."

- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Where Do We Go From Here", 1967

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Recorded and mixed by Tyler McDiarmid at The Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY December 3, 2018.

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ANFTD #63: Roxy Coss

This month's episode visits Roxy Coss, composer, saxophonist, and activist. Roxy talks with Dave about her composing, her background and her activism, both its origins and recent developments as director of Women In Jazz Organization. Roxy also talks about other organizations doing the work of improving conditions for women in jazz. She mentions Key Change, Institute for Gender and Jazz Justice and El Paso Jazz Girls, as well as talking about the how and why of her championing of women's empowerment in music and jazz. Listen to the music and hear the conversation here.

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SUBSCRIBER SERIES // ENGAGE: One Sun, A Million Rays - Track 4

ENGAGE Four: One Sun, A Million Rays

We're grateful for the warmth of the sun over the centuries, and we're grateful for the support systems whereby we help each other and support those in need. This tune is built on a steady but indefinite rhythmic underpinning, over which all unfolds. Dave Adewumi and I solo together. Anna plays a gorgeous solo, Jeff and Tomeka create an eerie atmosphere to the whole proceeding. And Nick and Kate hold it down through endless variations on a riff. Having watched organizations serving the needs of immigrant women around the country, this piece points to and supports the crucial work of CasaLuz in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Recorded and mixed by Tyler McDiarmid at The Bunker Studios, Brooklyn, NY December 3, 2018.

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ANFTD #62: Tomeka Reid

Tomeka visits the studio to talk with Dave about her quartet with Mary Halvorson, Jason Roebke, and Tomas Fujiwara and their upcoming release on Cuneiform. They also talk about the AACM, Chicago, her new membership in the Art Ensemble of Chicago, improvising and composing, Abdul Wadud and Billy Bang, Artifacts Trio with Nicole Mitchell and Mike Reed, and much more. Tomeka also appears on this year’s subscription series recording, ENGAGE. Enjoy.
 

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Edited by Geoffrey Countryman