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}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 246MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
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 and Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:17 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke features pianist Vijay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher”, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. The two had played together extensively but this album is their first collaborative album, recorded in New York City in October 2015. The centrepiece of the programme is the mostly-improvised and spellbinding title suite, dedicated to innovative Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi, whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms. Iyer's piano and Smith's trumpet interact here with creative sensitivity to tone, texture and space.
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 - Mutations (2014) {ECM 2372}  Music

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 & Rudresh Mahanthappa - Raw Materials (2006)  Music

Posted by Juma at Dec. 9, 2009
Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa - Raw Materials (2006)

Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa - Raw Materials
FLAC (EAC rip) | separate tracks | Log + CUE | full scans | ~310 MB incl. 3% recovery (3 files)
Genre: Jazz, Crossover, World Fusion | Label: Savoy Jazz / Pi Recordings | Year: 2006

**** (4 stars) "Although Raw Materials is the work of a duo, there's more detail here than you'll find from most combos double or triple its size. An auspicious debut." - Downbeat

" their most striking collaboration yet. A series of confident duets, the set combines stateliness with rawness… It's like seeing two sides of the same coin." - Time Out New York

"a fascinating look into a unique contemporary musical dialogue… [V]ery few recordings reveal such a richness or complexity of emotion – and continue to reveal more of these qualities listen after listen." - All About Jazz
Source: Vijay Iyer's homepage

Vijay Iyer - Historicity (2009) [FLAC]  Music

Posted by Juma at Dec. 7, 2009
Vijay Iyer - Historicity (2009) [FLAC]

Vijay Iyer - Historicity
FLAC (EAC rip) | separate tracks | Log + CUE | ~370 MB incl. 3% recovery (3 files)
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT (ACT 9489-2) | Year: 2009

With Historicity, Vijay Iyer one of today's most celebrated and innovative US-American jazz artists spectacularly redefines the classical notion of the piano trio.

A galvanizing album. No further explanation necessary. Please.
Chris May,

Vijay Iyer - Panoptic Modes (2001)  Music

Posted by Juma at Dec. 7, 2009
Vijay Iyer - Panoptic Modes (2001)

Vijay Iyer - Panoptic Modes
FLAC (ripped with X Lossless Decoder) | tracks | Log + CUE | ~450 MB (3 files)
Genre: Jazz, modern creative, Crossover, World Fusion | Label: Red Giant Records | Year: 2001

Pianist Vijay Iyer leads a quartet on his third outing, featuring Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto saxophone, Stephan Crump on bass, and Derrek Phillips on drums. Iyer's two previous releases were attempts to integrate the avant-garde, South Asian, and M-Base concepts that shaped him as a player and composer. On Panoptic Modes, Iyer continues to do this, but manages to arrive at the next level in terms of artistic focus and vision. With this new quartet music (three tracks are trio pieces), he continues to eschew the rhythmically obvious at all costs. His harmonic and formal concepts are as challenging as ever, yet his exceedingly difficult writing is rendered oddly accessible by the unperturbed facility of his band. Highlights include the brisk, rolling rhythms and animated piano/drum conversation heard on "Configurations"; the highly angular juxtaposition of melody and bassline on "Atlantean Tropes"; the dark, suggestive world of the anti-death penalty ballad "Numbers," which lasts not even two minutes; and the stirring quartet remake of "Trident" (a far slower trio version appeared on Iyer's 1998 record, Architextures). Highly recommended.
David R. Adler, All Music

Vijay Iyer - Reimagining (2005)  Music

Posted by Juma at Dec. 4, 2009
Vijay Iyer - Reimagining (2005)

Vijay Iyer - Reimagining
FLAC (EAC rip) | Log + CUE | scans | ~351 MB (3 files)
Genre: Jazz | Label: Savoy Jazz / Pi Recordings | Year: 2005

With "Reimagining," his first album for Savoy Jazz, pianist Vijay Iyer moves on up in terms of visibility – and in terms of accomplishment. This is his strongest effort yet, balancing rapturous emotion and knotty intellect, melodic flow and rhythmic heft. Iyer works here, as he usually does, with alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. Mahanthappa, like Iyer an Indian-American who has mined Asian culture to rewarding effect, doesn't so much play songs as lay down shapely streams of consciousness, vamping with greater restraint and variety than he once did. Unlike many lyrically minded young pianists, Iyer is unafraid to attack the keys, but his percussive approach, marked by antic unfurling chords reminiscent of McCoy Tyner's (just as his close partnership with the instant-starting Mahanthappa is reminiscent of Tyner's with John Coltrane), has different levels of intensity. With bassist Stephan Crumb and drummer Marcus Gilmore establishing dense force fields, Iyer moves seamlessly from modal patterns to swing effects to subtle funk figures. His bands are known for their tightness and team concept and this quartet is no exception.
Lloyd Sachs,

Vijay Iyer - Tragicomic (2008)  Music

Posted by Juma at Nov. 29, 2009
Vijay Iyer - Tragicomic (2008)

Vijay Iyer - Tragicomic
mp3 @ 320 kbps | full booklet and cover scans | ~176 MB (2 files)
Genre: Jazz, modern | Label: Sunny Side Records | Year: 2008

"The most commanding pianist and composer to emerge in recent years…" –The Village Voice

"One of the most important jazz pianists of his generation…" –The Boston Globe

"One of the most promising voices in jazz today." –The Chicago Tribune

Vijay Iyer - Memorophilia (1995)  Music

Posted by Juma at Nov. 26, 2009
Vijay Iyer - Memorophilia (1995)

Vijay Iyer - Memorophilia
mp3 @ 320 kbps | jpeg of front cover | ~145 MB (2 files)
Genre: Jazz, (free, contemporary) | Label: Asian Improv Records (AIR 0023) | Year: 1995

solo piano, trio, quartets, quintet. With Steve Coleman, Francis Wong, George Lewis, Kash Killion, Liberty Ellman, Jeff Bilmes, Elliot Kavee, Jeff Brock, and Brad Hargreaves.