Andrew Cyrille Quartet: ‘The News’ (ECM)


On his new quartet album, drummer Andrew Cyrille barely uses his legs. Instead of grounding the music with the kick drum’s stabilizing weight or the hi-hat’s metronomic grid, he sends it drifting; the snare head whispers and cymbals chime, forming constellations that suggest the movement styles of each piece without anchoring them within too firm

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