David Lyttle: Facing All The Music

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David Lyttle: Facing All The Music

Ian Patterson (all about jazz) writes .....

In times when independent musicians have to function as one-person business enterprises most musicians show more than one face. David Lyttle, drummer par excellence from Waringstown, Northern Ireland, wears more faces than most. Musician, songwriter, record label owner, producer, interviewer and talent scout—Lyttle has built a solid reputation in multiple fields in a relatively short span of time.

Perhaps best known as a jazz drummer in the early years of his professional career, Lyttle has increasingly pushed himself beyond the confines of straight-ahead jazz, immersing himself in more contemporary rhythms and sounds, including rap and hip-hop. Lyttle's aptly titled third album as leader, Faces (Lyte Records, 2015), is his most expansive musical statement to date, reflecting the ever-widening musical world he inhabits.

Alongside local talent such as saxophonist Meilana Gillard and singer-songwriter/pianist Duke Special, Lyttle brings on board English improvising jazz vocalist Cleveland Watkiss, singer Natalie Oliveri and pianist Jason Rebello. From New York there's tenor sax legend Joe Lovano as .....

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