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a bird came flying contest

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 10:14am 0 Comments

FROM : Anne Vanschothorst has a MUSIC competition to enter-


 ive been asked to be on the 3 person jury: here is some initial info--♫ for now:


the 32 strings can be heard in this promo video for the harpMUSICbook + A BIRD CONTEST 2012

two reflect as one -music by michael cochrane/lyrics by cheryl pyle

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

two reflect as one .. music by michael cochrane - lyrics by cheryl pyle

.by cheryl pyle trio on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 7:29pm.Your note has been created.

i was happy to hear from don sickler at 2nd floor music that waltz no 1 has been recorded.. you can hear a bit of the song on his site- and hope to write more lyrics to these great jazz tunes by my amazing jazz friends . its listed in the singers corner -… Continue

new solo cd from THE ATMA ANUR GROUP

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 7:10pm 1 Comment

ATMA ANUR GROUP... The ATMA ANUR GROUP is now recording their first studio CD! So far 8 tracks are just about done, just waiting for the special guest guitar players to join in the fun. They include: JAREK SMIETANA, CRAIG ERICKSON, ANDRO BISWANE and lots more...Although Atma has been leading this experimental fusion band for many years, this is the very first time they have ventured into the studio as a group. The current lineup includes keyboardist and composer TOMASZ BURA, and bass virtuoso… Continue

jazz trio june 6 ,2011 -the immigrant nyc

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 9:40am 0 Comments

from last nights gig in nyc -enjoy

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new york , new york usa
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Musical Artist, Composer
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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, 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 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 Tubbs, Frank Burrows, Neil Alexander, Danny Gottlieb, James Williams, John Abercrombie, Paul Motian, Peter Washington, Joop Wolters, Stephan Crump, Rez Abassi, Stomu Takeshi, 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, Tong Ren Center, NUBLU, Gizzy's, Bar on A , Fat Baby's 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.


SOUL DUST -11th street music - 2011 -cheryl pyle -flute & electric bass, max ridgway- guitar and acoustic bass , randall colbourne-drums
INSIDE DIALOGUE- cheryl pyle -flute & bass,( keyboard, effects boss br600) -11th street music-2011
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-11 th 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-11 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 - 1996. C. Pyle (flute) with David Phelps (guitar), Stephan Crump (bass) and Kirk Driscoll (drums) ..............
PASSION DANCE - Roseanna Vitro - Telarc Jazz - 1996 SIMONE - 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.........
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)
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At 1:03am on August 6, 2011, Stan Z said…
Greetings from Kazhargan World ... Stan Z
At 5:29pm on July 27, 2011, said…
Hi Cheryl! Wonderful music!
At 3:58pm on May 9, 2011, Frank Piombo said…
Cheryl, Thanks for the friendship. Great sound!! Regards, Frank
At 11:16am on March 27, 2011, Joani Taylor said…
Love your work here!!  It's a pleasure to hear you. :))"
At 6:24am on March 6, 2011, Hana Dolgin said…

Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for the invite, I found your music beautiful and interesting! I lived in NYC for 19 years! All the best,




At 12:29am on March 6, 2011, Axel Weiss said…
Hey Cheryl, SO NICE to meet you and your exciting music here too! I will visit your site from TIME & TIME AGAIN (by the way: a really nice tune). Best from Bavaria, Axel

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