Cheryl Pyle is a former San Diegan and versatile New York-based flutist. Cheryl’s recent venture is with pianist/composer Stanislav Zaslavsky’s group called Kazhargan World, who just released a new album titled “Post Fiction” on Dewey Records. Here, Cheryl does a Progressive Nights interview discussing the new release.
All the members of Kazhargan World reside in different corners of the world, and most have not even met face-to-face. Utilizing technology to their advantage, they put a close to that geographical gap, and the result is a creative and balanced recording any fan of jazz can appreciate.
As a former San Diegan, Cheryl attended the University of California at Berkeley in 1976, receiving her BA in music, and before that she earned an Associates Degree from Mesa College in 1974.
Moving to New York in 1980, Cheryl has performed in a wide variety of settings with such fine musicians like Tom Harrell, Billy Hart, Chuck Loeb, John Abercrombie, Joe Lovano, Paul Motion and many, many others. Her lyrics have been recorded on the Muse, Concord, Justin Time and Atlantic record labels. Cheryl also has several collections under her own name, with the latest date titled ‘Alchemy of Times’.