INTERPRETATIONS: Joe McPhee Trio X: EROC TINU / Andrew Cyrille w/Elliott Sharp & Richard Teitelbaum

Thursday, October 13, 2011. 8:00 pm

Dynamic new projects from two of New York’s most esteemed jazz visionaries.

Joe McPhee’s long-standing and influential Trio X (with Dominic Duvall and Jay Rosen) presents EROC TINU, a tribute to Cecil Taylor (with guests Steve Dalachinsky, Hilliard Greene, and Roy Campbell).

Drummer/composer Andrew Cyrille will present a new collaborative trio with Elliott Sharp on guitar/bass clarinet and Richard Teitelbaum on synthesizers.

Purchase tickets online at and enter to win one of two copies of Trio X’s new 5-CD set “Live On Tour 2008” on CIMP Records!

Elliott Sharp is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and curator central to the experimental music scene in New York City for over thirty years. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction. His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; conceptual artists Pierre Huyghe and Christian Marclay; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; JACK String Quartet; actors Steve Buscemi and Eric Bogosian; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jahjouka. Sharp is the subject of a new documentary, “Doing The Don’t”, by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.

Andrew Cyrille (born in Brooklyn, NY) studied at the Julliard and Hartnett schools of music, emerging to professional gigs with such noted legends as Nellie Lutcher, Mary Lou Williams, Illinois Jacquet, Babatunde Olatunji 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. He has also worked with some of the leading proponents of contemporary music such as Richard Muhal Abrams, John Carter, Walt Dickerson, David Murray. Cyrille has been artist-in-residence at Antioch College and is currently on faculty at The New School University in New York City. His sterling work has earned him several grants and awards including funding from the NEA, Meet the Composer and a Guggenheim Fellowship for composition. A much in-demand drummer, Cyrille tours records and performs in the US and abroad. He frequently performs and records with Trio 3 (Oliver Lake/Reggie Workman/Andrew Cyrille). He leads his own groups in various formations and performs in duo, trio and larger configurations with luminaries such as Archie Shepp, Roswell Rudd, Marilyn Crispell , Geri Allen, Dave Burrell, Richard Teitelbaum, Irene Schweizer, Henry Grimes, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Anthony Braxton and Greg Osby.