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Body and Soul: An Interview with Andrew Cyrille conducted by Rob Wallace

Andrew Cyrille, Rob Wallace

Published: 2011-07-12

Rob Wallace conducts an interview with renowned drummer Andrew Cyrille as part of the 2010 Guelph Jazz Colloquium. They discuss the body in relation to spirituality, drumming, dance, pedagogy, improvisation, sociality, big bands, among other insights and reflections informed by Cyrille's own practice.

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Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.