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  • "incredible...shit hot" - Daily Mirror
  • "genre-spanning...sophisticated and sharp" - Rolling Stone
  • "incredible sophistication and relevance" - Hot Press
  • "spendid...retro" - RTE
  • "extraordinary" - Time Out
  • "brilliant...wacky" - Irish Times
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Described by Rolling Stone as 'one of the best, robust listening experiences you're likely to have all year', MOBO nominated Irish musician David Lyttle shifts seamlessly between the personas of jazz drummer, recording artist, composer and producer. His latest album Faces features collaborations with jazz icon Joe Lovano, hip hop visionary Talib Kweli and Irish music star Duke Special. It earned him nominations in the 2015 MOBO Awards and Urban Music Awards.
 
In May David returned from his U.S. residency, a 5000 mile road trip in his red Cadillac DeVille performing for cowboys, UFO tourists, bikers and the unsuspecting public in an attempt to understand what people really think of jazz. In September and October he spent six weeks as the British Council and PRSF's Musician In Residence in East China.
 
 
          
 
 
David just returned from China where he spent five weeks at the British Council and PRSF's Musician In Residence. Listen to his Tapes From China podcast here.
 
1/8/17: Read the Irish Examiner's in-depth feature on David's U.S. artist residency.
 
9/5/17:  Listen to NPR's feature on David's tribute to Art Blakey at the site of his Pittsburgh childhood home.
 
3/5/17: Check out David's YouTube playlist for his U.S. residency videos.