Cheryl Pyle -musician-Jazz Flute

Cheryl Pyle -musician-Jazz Flute


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,Francois Grillot, Rez Abassi, Stomu Takeshi,Roberta Piket, Newman Taylor Baker, Nick Gianni, Daniel Carter, Gerry Gibbs,Claire De Brunner , 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. She has recorded on Bassett, the Source Records,Contemporary ,Chesky,Shadow Kingdom, Utech,9th records, Dewey , and Intrinsic records. Her lyrics have been recorded on Atlantic, Justin Time, Muse, High Note, Telarc, Origin, Skyline 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 , two performances with Joop Wolters in Nyc performing his music at Bar on A and Fat Babys . In 2009 recording -TIL SOON -Cheryl Pyle trio on 11th street music , she continues to play venues in the Nyc area. Recent gigs were held at Cultural 5- C Cafe, Tong Ren Center, NUBLU, Downtown Music Galley, Spectrum, Sycamore Radio Zero, Zirzamin, Gizzy's, Brecht Forum , Frost Gallery, Bar on A, Fat Baby's,ABC No RIO, Why Not Jazz,ShapeShifter Lab, Taller Latino, Medicine Show Theater,CultureFix and Wild Goose Creative - Ohio.

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 9th song, The Journey . INSIDE DIALOGUE was released in 2011, available on itunes, cdbaby, dig station, or order direct from me. SOUL DUST-11th street music cd release - 2011 with Max Ridgway, Cheryl Pyle and Randall Colbourne.

Releases for 2012 include SOUND SCULPTURES- Cheryl Pyle -11th street music -2012 -Cheryl Pyle -flute & bass with Max Ridgway -guitar and WONDERFUL TIMES -Dewey Records/KAZHARGAN-2012- Piano-: Stan Zaslavsky . Trumpet: Hans Peter Salentin.. Flute: Cheryl Pyle .Sax: Brian Mitchell Brody . Guitar: Max Ridgway . NS Double bass: Tony Cimorosi, Electric bass: Sean O'Bryan Smith . Drums & Percussion: Alexsandre Zaslavsky and FLOW-Intrinisic Records 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 with Max Ridgway and Randall Colbourne, Far Out Flute & Bass duo live mp3 's,and New-tet live in NYC . Performances in 2012 include flute and bass duo with live painter Anthony Cerretani,and participating in the Dissident Arts Festival Orchestra 2012, 2013 ,2014 with Nick Gianni, Quincy Saul,Mossa Bildner, Javier Hernandez-Miyares, Ben Barton, Rocco John Iacavone, Nora McCarthy , Erika Dagnino, Laurie Towers, Ras Moshe,Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, Ken Filiano, Lou Grassi, Will Connell and John Pietaro, improvising a live score to the silent film classics Metropolis , Cabinet of Dr Caligari and Battleship Potempkin.

2014 cds include Post Fiction -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 Axel Weiss-Silent Noise on Saturn, and Duo with Nora McCarthy. Other 2014 duos include flute and guitar with Bern Nix and flute and bass with Francois Grillot and Beyond duo, trio , Quartet and Quintets.


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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 Vocals, 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

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, 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 CD- 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)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Silent Noise on Saturn -Axel Weiss /Cheryl Pyle -Intrinsic Records 2014

Silent Noise on Saturn -204 Intrinsic Records

the Cd consists of 12 compositions, explorations, improvisations and
new intrinsic melodies interlaced in duo sound.

Cheryl Pyle (New York City / USA) – flutes, magic flow
Axel Weiss (Obernbreit / Germany) – acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards,

strings,bass, percussion, whistling, art

Thank you very much for your interest in our new music.
If you want to buy our new album, please send an e-mail with your postal address to:

Friday, July 11, 2014

   MODERN ART - 11th street Music -2014
Cheryl Pyle -flute , Max Ridgway-guitar, guitar synth, electronics, bass,  Randall Colbourne-drums
MP3's $10.00

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Post Fiction -2014 Stan Z- Kazhargan World Jazz Group 2nd Cd

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

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

ALCHEMY OF TIMES Cheryl Pyle 2014



8-(merry)SOLSTICE (and all that jazz)

11th street music @BMI-2014
all compositions by Cheryl Pyle
flute , bass & keyboard

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Dewey records /KAZHARGAN

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Piano: Stan Zaslavsky.
Trumpet: Hans Peter Salentin.
 Flute: Cheryl Pyle.
Guitar: Max Ridgway.
Sax: Brian Mitchell Brody.
Electric bassist: Sean O'Bryan Smith.
 NS Double bassist: Tony Cimorosi.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Green Underworld -new digital cd 2013

11th street music announced the first release for 2013
a digital jazz cd February 1, 2013!

"Green Underworld" features 9 original tracks available as download direct from the band!
Cheryl Pyle -flute , Max Ridgway -guitar , Randall Coulbourne-drums

Order mp3's using pay pal -Green Underworld digital release 2013


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CD 2012 FLOW

Flow -2012 Intrinsic Records
Axel Weiss-guitar
Oddrun Eiliki-vocals
Cheryl Pyle-flute
 Arne Hiorth-trumpet
Stan Zaslavsky-piano
Sean O'brien Smith-bass



Tuesday, January 3, 2012



ORDER MP3'S ***$10.00*** VIA PAY PAL

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1- everybody's a fool sometime
2-fragile sketch of smile
3- on your way or dancing stone by stone
4- path of the suspended judgments
5-sendai 8.9
6-one step over the tell tell boundary
7-a candle for grace on avenue b( with max ridgway)
8-a fine line between love/hate/love
10-abundant stream of blue(with max ridgway)
11-sound sculptures -mov 1 & 2( with max ridgway)

music by cheryl pyle -flute & bass
max ridgway-guitar
cover art by bingo sanatra
cd graphics by max ridgway
11th street music @bmi 2012

Wednesday, November 2, 2011