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Andrew Cyrille Quartet

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Andrew Cyrille Quartet
Andrew Cyrille, drums
Bill Frisell, guitar
David Virelles, keyboards
Ben Street, bass

Presented in partnership with KUTX’s Sunday Morning Jazz with Jay Trachtenberg

Renowned avant-garde jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille, whose associations have ranged from a long, vintage collaboration with pianist Cecil Taylor to performing with legendary musicians including Rahshan Roland Kirk and Freddie Hubbard, brings his quartet to the McCullough Theatre stage. Members of this all-star quartet include guitar luminary Bill Frisell, one of the most sought-after guitar voices in contemporary music; highly in-demand bassist Ben Street; and renowned Cuban-born keyboardist David Virelles.

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Traffic Notice
In support of the new multi-purpose arena, a separate project will realign Red River Street from the 1800 block to East Dean Keeton Street. The Red River realignment will have multiple travel impacts beginning on Monday, December 2.

From December 2, 2019, until January 2022, the campus community can expect these travel impacts:
  • Red River will be closed from Clyde Littlefield Drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK).
  • Robert Dedman Drive will be closed at Red River to just north of the 20th Street intersection.
  • Access to 20th Street from San Jacinto will be closed and reopened in spring 2020.
Please expect increased congestion in this area throughout the duration of the project.

In the world of jazz — be it free, mainstream or other more personal styles — Andrew Cyrille is known for drawing vivid sonic pictures and making incendiary rhythms with his drum set.


Fun Facts:

  • Cyrille began studying science at St. John's University, but switched his studies to The Juilliard School. His first professional engagement was as an accompanist of singer Nellie Lutcher.
  • Guitarist Bill Frisell was also a longtime member of Paul Motian's groups from the early 1980s until Motian's death in 2011.
  • Bassist Ben Street is a native of Maine and is the son of saxophonist and saxophone mouthpiece maker Bill Street.