Go Happy Lucky (Bill Frisell)
from an album The News (ECM, 2021).
“The new album from the quartet led by one of jazz’s innovators, drummer Andrew Cyrille, carries the story forward from the 2016 release The Declaration of Musical Independence, a recording which Down Beat hailed as “an unabashed exploration into time, pulse space and atmosphere…ambitious yet simple, rich yet stripped-down, challenging yet infinitely satisfying.” Bill Frisell and Ben Street remain from the Declaration line-up with David Virelles taking the piano role. Each of the players has space for improvisational expression – and Frisell and Virelles also contribute material – but it is Cyrille’s communicative sensibility and what the New York Times called his “watchful, flowing pulse” that guides the band.” – ECM Records
Andrew Cyrille – drums
Bill Frisell – guitar
David Virelles – piano, syntzesizer
Ben Street – double bass
ECM Records, 2021