Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 24, 2016
Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}

Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}
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Genre: Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

The Sanskrit word tīrtha (THEER-tha) literally means a ford, or a shallow place in a river that can be easily crossed over. Within a spiritual context, tirtha denotes a holy place near a body of water - somewhere where everyday struggles fall away, and where one passes easily into a deeper and more profound state of being. Aptly, Tirtha is now also the name of a phenomenal trio featuring three powerhouse musicians who at once honor and traverse the streams of tradition. It is also the name of their exciting new album on ACT. Individually, Indian-American pianist-composer Vijay Iyer, Chennai (formerly Madras)-born guitarist-composer Prasanna, and Hyderabad native and tabla player Nitin Mitta are already highly accomplished artists who shift easily among multiple musical languages.
Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

A cosmic rhythm with each stroke features pianist Viay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher”, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Vijay has previously played extensively with Wadada in Smith’s Golden Quartet, but the present album is the first documentation of their duo work, produced by Manfred Eicher at New York’s Avatar Studios in October 2015. The centre-piece of the album is the spellbinding title suite, dedicated to Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990), the innovative Indian artist whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms.
Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}
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© 2016 ECM Records | ECM 2486
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano / Trumpet

In his liner notes to A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke, pianist/electronicist Vijay Iyer writes that while working in trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet/Quintet between 2005 and 2010, the pair often became "a unit within a unit." Evidenced by Tabligh in 2008 and Golden Quintet's half of the 2009 double-disc Spiritual Dimensions, this album (marking the trumpeter's first appearance on ECM in more than two decades) underscores that assertion via distillation. It is one of essences. It reveals the intricacies of music-making according to principles of instinct as well as close listening. Iyer's opening "Passage" is a surprise. The pianist's gently investigatory chords and thematic harmonics offer the hallmarks of a chamber piece.
Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:42 minutes | 1,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Break Stuff features Vijay Iyer's long-running and widely-acclaimed trio with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore, a band in existence for eleven years now. 'We keep learning from each other and from experiences and try to set challenges for ourselves so that growth is part of the equation.' It's a group whose musical language is informed by more than the jazz piano trio tradition.

Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) {ECM 2420}  

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 9, 2015
Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) {ECM 2420}

Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) {ECM 2420}
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© 2015 ECM Records | ECM 2420
Jazz / Modern Creative / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

Though Break Stuff is Vijay Iyer's third appearance on ECM in less than year, it is the debut offering from the longstanding trio on the label. The pianist and composer has been working with bassist Stephen Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore for more than a decade. They've issued two previous recordings together. Iyer usually works conceptually, and Break Stuff is no exception. In the press release he states that "a break in music is still music: a span of time in which to act." We hear this all the time in modern music, whether it be the sounds that emerge from composer Morton Feldman's extended silences, breakbeats by funky drummers or hip-hop samples of them, or instrumental breakdowns in heavy metal and bluegrass – they follow a moment where everything previous seems to stop.

Vijay Iyer - Mutations (2014) {ECM 2372} [Re-Up]  

Posted by tiburon at May 20, 2015
Vijay Iyer - Mutations (2014) {ECM 2372} [Re-Up]

Vijay Iyer - Mutations (2014) {ECM 2372}
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Genre: Jazz

Mutations is Vijay Iyer’s first album as a leader for ECM, and a recording that will widen perceptions of the pianist-composer’s work. At its centre is “Mutations I-X”, a composition scored for string quartet, piano, and electronics. A major piece built out of cells and fragments, it veers through many atmospheres, from moment to moment propulsive, enveloping, lyrical, luminescent, and strangely beautiful. Through thematic interactivity, the interweaving of acoustic and electronic sound-textures, and some decisive improvisational interventions in notated music, Vijay Iyer has created a multi-faceted suite whose very subject is change.

Trio 3 & Vijay Iyer - Wiring (2014)  

Posted by funkerman at Sept. 19, 2014
Trio 3 & Vijay Iyer - Wiring (2014)

Trio 3 & Vijay Iyer - Wiring (2014)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 69:55 min | ~159 MB
Label: Intakt Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2014

Three heavy weights of American jazz Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman and Andrew Cyrille make up the band Trio 3. For their 6th album on Intakt Records they have added pianist Vijay Iyer to the line-up.

Vijay Iyer - Mutations (2014) {ECM 2372}  

Posted by tiburon at June 29, 2014
Vijay Iyer - Mutations (2014) {ECM 2372}

Vijay Iyer - Mutations (2014) {ECM 2372}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Mutations is Vijay Iyer’s first album as a leader for ECM, and a recording that will widen perceptions of the pianist-composer’s work. At its centre is “Mutations I-X”, a composition scored for string quartet, piano, and electronics. A major piece built out of cells and fragments, it veers through many atmospheres, from moment to moment propulsive, enveloping, lyrical, luminescent, and strangely beautiful. Through thematic interactivity, the interweaving of acoustic and electronic sound-textures, and some decisive improvisational interventions in notated music, Vijay Iyer has created a multi-faceted suite whose very subject is change.

Vijay Iyer - Mutations (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 5, 2014
Vijay Iyer - Mutations (2014)

Vijay Iyer - Mutations (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 60:13 min | 138 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

Mutations is Vijay Iyer's first album as a leader for ECM, and a recording that will widen perceptions of the pianist-composer's work. At its centre is "Mutations I-X", a composition scored for string quartet, piano, and electronics. A major piece built out of cells and fragments, it veers through many atmospheres, from moment to moment propulsive, enveloping, lyrical, luminescent, and strangely beautiful.
Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd - Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project (2013)

Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd - Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 70:05 min | 156 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Pi Recordings

Holding It Down: The Veterans Dreams Project is the result of a three-year collaboration between Grammy nominee Vijay Iyer and poet/librettist Mike Ladd, with veterans of color from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is also the culmination of a trilogy of works spanning more than a decade of American life, including the critically acclaimed In What Language? and Still Life with Commentator. For Holding It Down, Iyer and Ladd explore the experiences of veterans of these wars, in particular their post-traumatic-stress-disorder induced nightmares. They interviewed scores of veterans about their dreams, many of which are retold here.