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The News

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The News
The News


The new album from the quartet led by one of jazz's innovators, drummer Andrew Cyrille, carries the story forward from the 2016 release The Declaration of Musical Independence, a recording which Down Beat hailed as "an unabashed exploration into time, pulse space and atmosphereambitious yet simple, rich yet stripped-down, challenging yet infinitely satisfying."

Bill Frisell and Ben Street remain from the Declaration line-up with David Virelles taking the piano role. Each of the players has space for improvisational expression - and Frisell and Virelles also contribute material - but it is Cyrille's communicative sensibility and what the New York Times called his "watchful, flowing pulse" that guides the band.

Andrew Cyrille: drums
Bill Frisell: guitar
David Virelles: piano / synthesizer
Ben Street: double bass


"Quiet, this News may be - but it's right up there among ECM Records' entrancing understatements." - **** The Guardian

"Cyrille's often painterly textural invention has always been outstanding, and here he shows a consummate command of low tempo on daringly spacious, sparse material where he chooses every strike of snare or crash of ride cymbal with the utmost care." - **** Jazzwise (Editor's Choice)

"The American drummer brings subtle strokes and a light touch to a new album... Although Frisell is the defining voice, Virelles' tonal palette adds contrast, depth and is the lead voice on two pieces of his own. "Incienso" showcases his subtle, dark-toned pianist's touch and "Dance of the Nuances", co-composed with Cyrille, his control of synthesised sound." - **** Financial Times

"It's great to hear this quartet explore the music they make in such an open and expansive way. As a leader, Andrew Cyrille certainly seems to bring out the best elements of the musicians he chooses to work with, and the inspired performances on "The News" make it a worthy addition to anyone's ECM collection." - **** UK Vibe


  1. Name
  2. Mountain
  3. Leaving East of Java
  4. Go Happy Lucky
  5. The News
  6. Incienso
  7. Baby
  8. Dance of the Nuances
  9. With You in Mind
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