The University of Texas at Austin

Andrew Cyrille Quartet

more information  Know Before You Go

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; keyboardist Richard Teitelbaum, known for bringing the first Moog Synthesizer to Europe as well as being a founding member of the seminal electronic music group Musica Elettronica Viva; and highly in-demand bassist Ben Street.

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.
  • Keyboardist Richard Teitelbaum won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Italy in 1964 with Goffredo Petrassi, then in 1965 with Luigi Nono.
  • Bassist Ben Street is a native of Maine and is the son of saxophonist and saxophone mouthpiece maker Bill Street.