Cheryl Pyle -JAZZ FLUTIST
The versatile flutist Cheryl Pyle received her BA in music from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976, having received her Associates Degree from Mesa College in 1974. Her teachers included Merrill Jordan, Janet Maestre, Francis Watson, and Jayn Rosenfeld. She took Master Classes with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, James Newton. At Berkeley, she was a member of the school's orchestra, and she possesses an extensive classical solo repertoire. From 1975 to 1976 she served as Musical Director of the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, and she has performed in orchestras for over half a dozen musical theater productions. From 1977 to 1980 she was on the faculty at Berkeley as its flute teacher in the Jazz Department and taught at the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont in 1993 and 1996. While at Berkeley, Ms. Pyle was Principal flutist in the University Jazz Ensemble. This group appeared at the Pacific Coast Jazz Festival where they played with such major artists as Sonny Rollins, George Duke, Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, and Joe Henderson. They also performed at the 1976 Concord Jazz Festival. After graduation, she performed extensively in the San Francisco area, where she was a performing member of the Loft Jazz Association. She played with many notable Bay area musicians, including Bishop Norman Williams, Susan Muscarella, Bruce Forman, and Jessica Williams.
Since moving to New York in the fall of 1980, Ms. Pyle has been heard in a variety of settings. She has appeared at such jazz clubs as the Blue Note, Somethin' Jazz, Art on A Gallery, Seventh Avenue South, Jazz Forum, Angry Squire, Kave Haz, The Garage, Cornelia Street Café, CBGB's Art Gallery, St. Peter's Church, Amazonas, Bar on A ,Cultural 5-C Cafe, Tong Ren Center, NUBLU, Downtown Music Galley, Spectrum, Sycamore Radio Zero, Zirzamin, Gizzy's, Brecht Forum , Frost Gallery, University of the Streets, Fat Baby's, ABC No RIO, Why Not Jazz, ShapeShifter Lab, Taller Latino, Medicine Show Theater,CultureFix,Birdland and Wild Goose Creative- Ohio.
She was also heard at the Annual Women's Jazz Festival as well as the Mount Vernon Jazz Festival in New York. She is a member of the World Flute Orchestra and NY Jazz Flutet. Her jazz composition, Dalle Alle, was awarded in 1989 by the Billboard Song Contest, and her lyrics have received numerous poetry awards such as the Gold Poet Award in 1989 and 1990. Her lyrics have been recorded by such fine jazz singers as Janis Siegel (of Manhattan Transfer), Roseanna Vitro, Jeri Brown, Judi Silvano, Gloria Cooper and Sheila Jordan. her lyrics have been recorded on Atlantic, Justin time, Random Act, Sklyine, Muse and Concord records. She has performed her solo flute compositions at Kitty Brazelton's Real Music Festival in 1993, continues to compose works for jazz flute. In 1996, she performed in the opera premier of The Other Wiseman by Stephanie de Kennessey with the Golden Fleece Opera company in New York. Her first classical recording was the Frostiana song cycle with the composer, Randall Thompson conducting Ms.Pyle as flute soloist.
Ms Pyle has performed and played with such fine musicians as Joe Lovano, Andy LaVerne, Fred Hersch, Tom Harrell, Mark Soskin, Billy Bang, Danilo Perez, Mike Holober, David Phelps, Chuck Loeb, Mark Cohen, Steve LaSpina, Michael Cochrane, Ron McClure, Billy Hart, Ben Monder, Sergio Brandao, Max Ridgway, Randall Colbourne, Billy Hart, Adam Nussbaum, Duduka Fonseca, Charlie Haden, Arthur Kell, Lucy Galliher, Bele Beledo, Premik Russell Tubbs, Frank Burrows, Neil Alexander, Danny Gottlieb, James Williams, John Abercrombie, Paul Motian, Peter Washington, Roberta Piket, Nora McCarthy, Jorge Sylvester, Claire De Brunner, Dom Minasi, Lou Grassi, Tony Cimorisi, Hans Peter Salentin, Joop Wolters, Stephan Crump, Francois Grillot, Rez Abassi, Gerry Gibbs, Newman Taylor Baker, Daniel Carter, Stomu Takeshi, Bern Nix, Biggi Vinkeloe, Atma Anur & others. She has recorded on Contemporary and Chesky Records with Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, Charlie Haden and Paul Motion.
Since recording her first quartet CD in 1997-DALLE ALLE on the 11th street music label, the jazz group has been playing many jazz clubs and concerts, 2008 there were two performances with Joop Wolters in New York performing his music . 2009 recording projects include Til Soon, Blood Fountains-FLOODS-Stephen Kasner, and Altar of Oblivion-SINEWS OF ANGUISH with Martin Sparvath . SURREAL was released on the 11th street music label in 2010, Audio Chocolate-Paul Tauteroff's cd-featuring flute on "The Journey". INSIDE DIALOGUE released Jan 2011, is available on itunes, cdbaby, dig station. SOUL DUST-11th street music with Max Ridgway, Cheryl Pyle and Randall Colbourne. SOUND SCULPTURES released in 2012 -11th street music with Max Ridgway and WONDERFUL TIMES-Dewey records/KAZHARGAN-Stan Zaslavsky, Hans Peter Salentin, Cheryl Pyle, Max Ridgway, Brian Mitchell Brody, Sean O'Bryan Smith , Tony Cimirosi, Alesandre Zaslavsky .
11th street music cd releases in 2013 include Green Underworld with Max Ridgway and Randall Colbourne, Far Out Flute & Bass, Flute Karma Duo live, and New-tet live in NYC . Performances in 2012 include flute / bass duos with live painter Anthony Cerretani, and participating in the Dissident Arts Festival Orchestra 2012, 2013 ,2014 improvising a live score to the silent film classics Metropolis, Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Battleship Potempkin.
2014 recordings include Post Fiction-Dewey Records-Kazahargan Jazz group, Flute Karma Duo with Premik Russell Tubbs, Modern Art with Max Ridgway and Randall Colbourne, Trio Live at ShapeShifter Lab with Roberta Piket and Newman Taylor Baker, Duo with Claire de Brunner, Axel Weiss-Silent Noise on Saturn, and Duo with Nora McCarthy -Let's Talk about Now. 2015 recordings include Flute Fables, Flute Duo with Biggi Vinkeloe + Raw Sound Sweden, Beyond Duo live at Art on A gallery with Bern Nix and live concerts include Beyond Duo, Trio , Quartet and Quintets.
Cheryl Pyle is available to perform in duo, trio, quartet settings, and available for online recording projects
and lessons in composition, theory, lyric writting and flute playing.
FLUTE DUO LIVE AT DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY- 11th Street Music 2015-CHERYL PYLE/MARK ALBAN LOTZ-Flutes
BEYOND QUINTET LIVE AT ABC NO RIO -11th Street Music 2015-Cheryl Pyle-flute/Gene Coleman-Flute-Piccolo/Bern Nix-Guitar/Michael Eaton-Soprano Sax/David Tamura-Tenor Sax
BEYOND DUO - 11th street music 2015- Cheryl Pyle -flute /Bern Nix -guitar- live from Art on A Gallery
BIGGI VINKELOE/CHERYL PYLE -FLUTE DUO -RAW SOUND SWEDEN LIVE AT DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY-11th street music 2015 -Biggi Vinkeloe- alto sax /flute, Cheryl Pyle -flute, Elsa Bergman-bass, Anna Hogberg-alto sax, Malin Wattring-tenor sax, Signe Dahlgreen-tenor sax, Anna Lund-drums with Shayna Dulberger-bass
REACHING THE END- Lords Of Triumph- Journey's End Records -2015- Phil Swanson - Vocals, Martin Meyer Sparvath - Guitars, Keyboards & Backing Vocal, C. Nørgaard - Bass, Andreas Joen - Drums, Additional Keyboards by Lars Strøm, Guest Appearance on Flute by Cheryl Pyle.
FLUTE FABLES-11th Street Music -2015- Cheryl Pyle- compositions, flutes
MESS AROUND-Renjenstromkin 2014-CROSSING BORDERS Group -vocalist/pianist- Jennifer Scott , bassist Rene Worst , saxophonist/vocalist Kristen Strom, guitarist -Scott Sorkin , drummer- Jason Lewis(Rain waltz-music Fred Hersch/Lyrics -Cheryl Pyle)
SILENT NOISE ON SATURN -Intrinsic Records-2014-Cheryl Pyle - flutes
Axel Weiss - guitars, keys, strings, perc., whistling, mix, art
CLARITY-THE MUSIC OF CLARE FISCHER - Random Act Records-2014- Roseanna Vitro-vocals, Mark Soskin-piano, Sara Caswell-violin, Dean Johnson-bass, Tim Horner -drums, Brett Fischer- vibraphone ,Mino Cinelu- percussion, lyrics by Cheryl Pyle on Pavillon -Life's Journey and The Duke- Swingin with the Duke
Let's Talk about Now -11th street music- 2014 -Nora McCarthy- voice, spoken word, poetry/ Cheryl Pyle- flute , spoken word
MODERN ART - 11th street music-2014- Cheryl Pyle-flute tracks 1, 4 ,6 ,8 .11, Max Ridgway-guitar, bass, effects, Randall Colbourne -drums
Trio live at ShapeShifter Lab - 11th Street Music -2014 -Cheryl Pyle-flute, Roberta Piket-piano. Newman Taylor Baker-washboard percussion
FLUTE KARMA LIVE AT DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY- 11th street Music 2014 - Premik Russell Tubbs, Cheryl Pyle -flutes and electronics
POST FICTION -Dewey Records/Kazhargan -2014- Stan Zaslavsky-piano/compositions, Hans Peter Salentin-trumpet-horn arr, Cheryl Pyle-flute,spoken word, Max Ridgway-guitar, Sean O'Bryan Smith-bass, Laurent Planells-drums
ALCHEMY OF TIMES- 11th Street Music-2014 - Cheryl Pyle- Flute, Bass, Keyboard
Outer Limits -Jampykeys Music 2013 -Jampykeys - Giampaolo Rolli: Music, synthesizers, programming, arrangments ,Cheryl Pyle: Flute and poems on track 3 / 13 - Flute on track 6 ,
Bill Berends: Guitar on track 3.
SITTING AT THE LAKE -Hans Peter Salentin- Dewey Records 2013, with Cheryl Pyle, Max Ridgway, Benni Freibott, Tato Gomez, Stan Z, Tony Cimorosi, Yves Ferrand
DUO - CLAIRE DE BRUNNER -BASSOON & CHERYL PYLE -FLUTE 11th street music Sept 2013 - Cheryl Pyle -flute , Claire De Brunner -bassoon
NEW-TET LIVE IN NYC - 11th street music -2013 -Cheryl Pyle, Daniel Carter, Max Johnson, Newman Taylor Baker
INSIDE OUT - NIGHT GALLERY -9th records -2013-Mark Demon - Vocals,Kit E. Hawke - Bass Guitar,
Jimmy Dragon - Drums/Percussion,Paul Ash - Keyboards, Gerry Barnas-guitar, Jesse Effros-guitar, Zarabeth Burns -violin, Cheryl Pyle -flute ,Colin Stroker -background vocals
FAR OUT - 11th street music -2013 - Cheryl Pyle -compositions, flute, bass, poetry
GREEN UNDERWORLD -11th street music- 2013- with Cheryl Pyle -flute & poetry, Max Ridgway -guitar , acoustic bass, and Randall Colbourne drums.
FLOW -Intrinsic Records 2012 - Axel Weiss(guitar), Cheryl Pyle(flute), Oddrun Eikli(vocals), Arne Hiorth(trumpet), Stan Zaslavsky(piano), Sean O'bryan Smith(bass)
BLUE WINDOW - Dewey Records 2012 - Hans Peter Salentin , Kuba Stankiewicz /Piano,Roman Chraniuk/ Bass,Marcin Jahr /Drums,Julia Sawicka/ Vocal with Guests : Cheryl Pyle on Flute / Vocal and Dirk Rumig/
SOUND SCULPTURES- Cheryl Pyle -11th street music -2012 -Cheryl Pyle -flute & bass with Max Ridgway -guitar
WONDERFUL TIMES -Dewey Records/KAZHARGAN-2012- Piano-: Stan Z (Russia). Trumpet: Hans Peter Salentin (Germany). Flute: Cheryl Pyle (New York). Sax: Brian Mitchell Brody (USA). Guitar: Max Ridgway (USA). NS Double bass: Tony Cimorosi (New York). Electric bass: Sean O'Bryan Smith (USA). Drums & Percussion: Papa Z (Russia).
SOUL DUST- 11th street music- 2011 with Cheryl Pyle -flute ,electric bass, Max Ridgway -guitar , acoustic bass, and Randall colbourne drums.
INSIDE DIALOGUE- Cheryl Pyle- 11th street music -2011- Cheryl Pyle -flute & bass, piano, effects
9 FLUTE DUOS - 11th street music -2011 - Cheryl Pyle and Nick Gianni -flutes and improvising
AUDIO CHOCOLATE-Paul Tauterouff-- 2010- Cheryl Pyle flute -The Journey
SURREAL -Cheryl Pyle -flute and bass-11th street music -2010 -Cheryl Pyle -flute and bass (keyboards, effects & boss br600 drums)
FLOODS-BLOOD FOUNTAINS- Utech records-2009- Stephen Kasner, David Beaver, Mat Woods, Cheryl Pyle –flute,and the vocals of Yoshiko Ohara (Bloody Panda)
TIL SOON- Cheryl Pyle Trio-11th street music - 2009 –Cheryl Pyle –flute and bass with boss br600 drums
SINEWS OF ANGUISH-Altar of oblivion-Shadow Kingdom Records- 2009-Cheryl Pyle –flute – a retreat into delusions and sinews of anguish.. w/ Martin Sparvath, Mik Mentor, Alan Larsen, C. Norgaard, Lars strom
DEDICATED TO YOU-Gloria Cooper-Origin Records 2004- Two Reflect as One-music by Michael Cochrane/lyrics by Cheryl Pyle . arr. by Don Sickler, w/ Wayne Escoffrey, Freddie Bryant, Tim Givens , Vince Cherico.
HI MIKE- 2000-Cheryl Pyle flute - they come down and lambuddy- Guitars/Keyboards:Mike Stand and Johnny Mike!--French Horn: Lou Denaro--Bass:JimmySplatt--Drums: ErichMike and SighMike
JAZZ CHILD - Sheila Jordan - High Note -1998 BUFFALO WINGS - Music by T. Harrell, lyrics by C. Pyle
DALLE ALLE - Cheryl Pyle Quartet - 11 Street Music - 1997- C. Pyle (flute) with David Phelps (guitar), Stephan Crump (bass) and Kirk Driscoll (drums)
PASSION DANCE - Roseanna Vitro - Telarc Jazz - 1996- SIMONE -weaver of dreams - Music by Frank Foster, lyrics by C. Pyle with Ken Werner (piano), Christian McBride (bass )and Elvin Jones (Drums)
HEART STRINGS - Sheila Jordan - Muse Records -1994 Out to Sea (Sail Away) - Music By Tom Harrell, Lyrics by Cheryl Pyle, strings arranged by Alan Broadbent, with Harvie Swartz - bass, Marvin Smitty Smith - drums
SOFTLY - Roseanna Vitro - Concord Records - 1993 Song For All Ages - Music by Fred Hersch, Lyrics by Cheryl Pyle, Life I Choose - Music by Tom Harrell, Lvrics by Cheryl Pyle, with Jay Anderson, Tom Rainey, George Coleman, Tim Reis, and Mino Cinelu
THE D.T.'S - The D.T.'s - C-4 Productions - 1993. Cheryl Pyle -- Flute on Moonflower, with Rich Kelly, J. P. Harvey, guitars, Dr. Planet - bass, J. Kaplan -drums, engineer-josh silver
THE PEACOCKS - Teri Brown - Justin Time Records - 1993 Don't Ask - Music by Fred Hersch, Lyrics by Cheryl Pyle with Kirk Lightsey, Rufus Reid, Wali Muhammad, and Peter Leitch
DANCING VOICES - Judi Silvano - J.S.L. Records - 1992 Two Hearts Wonder - Music by Tom Harrell, Lyrics by Cheryl Pyle, with Joe Lovano, Tim Hagens, Salvatore Bonafede, Ken Werner and Scott Lee
PASSAGES - Tom Harrell - Chesky Records - 1992, with Joe Lovano - sax, Cheryl Pyle - flute, Danilo Perez - piano, Peter Washington - bass, Paul Motian - drums, Café - percussion
MIRAGE - Jeri Brown - Justin Time Records - 1991 Mirage and Child Song - Music by Fred Hersch, Lyrics by Cheryl Pyle
VISIONS - Tom Harrell - Contemporary Records - 1991 with Joe Lovano - sax, Cheryl Pyle - flute, Danilo Perez - piano, Charlie Haden - bass and Paul Motian - drums
FORM - Tom Harrell - Contemporary Records - 1990. joe Lovano - sax, Cheryl Pyle - flute, Danilo Perez - piano, Charlie Haden - bass, Paul Motian - drums
SAIL AWAY - Tom Harrell - Contemporary Records - 1989. Joe Lovano - sax, Cheryl Pyle - flute, David Liebman - sax, James Williams - piano, Ray Drummond - bass, Adam Nussbaum - drums, John Abercrombie - guitar
SHORT STORIES - Janis Siegel - Atlantic Records - 1989. Janis Siegel - voice, Fred Hersch - piano; with lyrics by Cheryl Pyle, A Dance for Me
QUARTET - Mili Bermejo - Nuevo Records - 1988. With music by Fred Hersch, lyrics by Cheryl Pyle
A NIGHT IN THE LIFE - Santo - Source Records - 1987. Santo - guitar, Billy Bang - violin, Cheryl Pyle - flute
A QUIET PLACE - Roseanna Vitro - Skyline Records - 1987. Fred Hersch - piano, Eddie Daniels - sax. Mark Egan - bass, Joey Baron - drums; with lyrics by Cheryl Pyle, A Simple Samba and Mirage
FROSTIANA - Randall Thompson Conducts - Bassett Records - 1974. Cheryl Pyle - flute soloist (classical)