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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, Freddy 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, Jazz Forum, Seventh Avenue South, Angry Squire, Kave Haz, the Garage, Cornelia Street Café, CBGB's Art Gallery, St. Peter's Church, Amazonas, Fat Baby's, Bar on A, Abc no Rio ,Brecht Forum, Sycamore, Zirzamin, Frost Gallery and Birdland. 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 , 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 and cheryl 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, Nick Gianni, 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, Joop Wolters, Stephan Crump, Rez Abassi, Stomu Takeshi, Newman Taylor Baker,Nick Gianni, Daniel Carter, Gerry Gibbs, Max Johnson, Atma Anur & others. She has recorded on Contemporary and Chesky Records with Tom Harrell, Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, Charlie Haden and Paul Motion. Her lyrics have been recorded on Atlantic, Justin Time, Muse and Concord Records.

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. In 2008 , also 2 performances with Joop Wolters in nyc performing his music at Bar on A and Fat Babys . In 2009 with the new recording -TIL SOON -cheryl pyle trio on 11th street music , she continues to play venues in the nyc area. Some recent gigs were held at Cultural 5- C Cafe, Downtown Music Gallery, Spectrum , Zirzamin, Sycamore-Radio Zero, Tong Ren Center, NUBLU, Gizzy's, Brecht Forum , Frost Gallery, CultureFix, Bar on A , Fat Baby's , Zirzamin and Ms Pyle often performs at the sunday free jazz sessions at ABC NO RIO. Some other 2009 recording projects include cds for blood fountains-FLOODS -stephen kasner, and altar of oblivion-SINEWS OF ANGUISH with Martin Sparvath. In 2010 SURREAL was released on the 11th street music label and Audio Chocolate -Paul Tauteroff's cd -featuring cheryl pyle's flute on the 9 th song, The Journey . INSIDE DIALOGUE was recorded and released jan 2011, available on itunes, cdbaby, dig station, or order direct from me. SOUL DUST-11th street music cd release also in 2011 with max ridgway, cheryl pyle and randall colbourne.
Releases for 2012 include SOUND SCULPTURES- Cheryl Pyle -11th street music -2012 -Cheryl Yyle -flute & bass with Max Ridgway -guitar and WONDERFUL TIMES -Dewey records/KAZHARGAN-2012- Piano-: Stan Zaslavsky (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: Alexsandre Zaslavsky (Russia) and and FLOW - cd with Axel Weiss, Oddrun Eliki, Arne Hiorth , Sean O'Bryan Smith and Stan Z.

11th street music cd releases in 2013 include Green Underworld -wth Max Ridgway and Randall Colbourne, Far Out . Performances in 2012 include flute and bass duo with live painter Anthony Cerretani , and participating in the Dissident Arts Festival Orchestra in 2012 and 2013 with Nick Gianni, Quincy Saul , Mossa Bildner, Javier Hernandez-Miyares, Ben Barton, Rocco John Iacavone, Javier Hernandez-Miyares, Ben Barton, Nora McCarthy, Erika Dagnino, Laurie Towers, Ras Moshe, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic and John Pietaro, improvising a live score to the silent film classics Metropolis , Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Battleship Potempkin.
Ms Pyle is available to play duo, trio, or quartet. looking forward to more music, projects and recordings. write me if you are planning some flute on your new cd, or would like music lessons in the nyc area or worldwide with skype.


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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 br 600 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 - 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)