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has played with Muhal Richard Abrama, Dave Burrell, John Carter, Kenny Dorham, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Oliver Lake, David Murrray, William Parker, Horace Tapscott, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, Mal Waldron, Mary Lou Williams, Reggie Workman and others, and can be heard on 75 recordings. Mr. Cyrille teaches at the New School in New York City.
About the Profound Sound Trio
The Profound Sound Trio, first heard in the Vision Festival of 2008, is made up of co-leaders Andrew Cyrille (Drums), Paul Dunmall (Tenor Saxophone/Bagpipes)and Henry Grimes (Acoustic Bass/Violin). Pioneering improvisers Henry Grimes and Andrew Cyrille have performed together worldwide and are inspirations to musicians everywhere, as they continue to carry the torch for innovation and free expression. In 2006, Henry Grimes first collaborated with British mulri-reedist Paul Dunmall, a kindred spirit. Thus the idea for the Profound Sound Trio came about: Three equal partners in total improvisation, informed by history and mystery, truly a meeting of hearts, minds and souls.
As a young musician, Paul Dunmallworked with Alice Coltrane and toured extensively with Johnny 'Guitar' Watson in the U.S. In 1987, Paul Dunmall joined the London Composer's Orchestra led by Barry Guy, and the following year, the collective quartet Mujician was formed with Keith Tippett, Tony Levin, Paul Dunmall and Pail Rogers. Mr. Dunmall can be heard on more than 130 recordings.
Henry Grimeshas worked with Rashied Ali, Marshall Allen, Fred Anderson, Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Marilyn Crispell, Bill Dixon, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes, Edward 'Kidd' Jordan, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, DDavid Murray, Sunny Murray, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Sonny Rollins, Pharaoh Sanders, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner and more. Mr. Grimes can be heard on 85 recordings.