Andrew Cyrille + Bill McHenry

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, Arts + Literature Laboratory presents drummer extraordinaire Andrew Cyrille, whose long history in cutting-edge jazz dates back over half a century to when he started working with Cecil Taylor. Cyrille recently released two CDs - a quartet recording called The Declaration of Musical Independence, and a duo CD with saxophonist Bill McHenry called Proximity. McHenry joins him for this performance. Advance purchase recommended for this rare opportunity to hear the legendary Andrew Cyrille with Bill McHenry in this intimate setting. Tickets $25, available online at Online sales end 1 hour before the show, and remaining tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.

This performance is proudly sponsored by HotelRED and Dobhan Restaurant.

Andrew Cyrille by Roberto Ottaviano

Andrew Cyrille studied at the Julliard and Hartnett schools of music emerging to professional gigs with such noted legends as Mary Lou Williams, and Coleman Hawkins. In 1964, Cyrille formed an eleven year association with pianist, Cecil Taylor, establishing himself as “one of the most instinctively, musically, inventive drummers of the era.”

Since 1969, Cyrille has worked with many notable dance groups, most recently with Cleo Parker Robinson and her dance company. He has organized several percussion groups including Dialogue of the Drums, Pieces of Time, Weights and Measures, which featured such distinguished artists such as Kenny Clark, Milford Graves, Famoudou Don Moye, Michael Carvin, Victor Lewis, Ghanian drummer, Obo Addy and Haitian drummer, Frisner Augustin. He has toured internationally with renowned Russian percussionist, Vladimir Tarasov. 

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Bill McHenry by John Rogers

Bill McHenry is a saxophone player and composer who lives in New York, Barcelona, and Maine. He has made seven recordings as a leader, and is known for his work with Andrew Cyrille, Paul Motian, Eric Revis, Guillermo Klein, Andrew D’Angelo, Reid Anderson, Orrin Evans, John McNeil, Ben Waltzer, Rebecca Martin, Duane Eubanks, Jamie Saft, and Ethan Iverson. His first two albums for the Sunnyside label, Roses and Ghosts of the Sun, are with Paul Motian, Reid Anderson and Ben Monder.  2012′s album, La Peur du Vide, was recorded live at the Village Vanguard with Orrin Evans, Eric Revis, and Andrew Cyrille.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.


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