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All the songs are good.
I listen to dozens of jazz trio albums each year and while many (if not most) are enjoyable and musically competent, very few really having something new to say.
The moral of the story here is that Historicity requires patience and a A LOT of listening to really comprehend its musical depths.
I like Iyer's style and creativity. I find this album more enjoyable than his quartet recordings as it puts him more front and center.Published 23 months ago by H. Sachs
I really wanted to like this album, but I feel that it suffers from the same condition that permeates much of contemporary jazz these day: a lack of strong melodic ideas. Read morePublished on October 16, 2011 by Joel Karwatsky
I bought the hype on this and am again disappointed-when will I learn and
stop listening to the critics! Read more
For the version of Somewhere alone, this is essential listening for modern jazz enthusiasts. And for bookish types with a credit card and much free time.Published on May 31, 2010 by Todd M. Steed
"Historicity" is Vijay Iyer's trio album, and it got excellent reviews throughout 2009. I think it's as good as everyone says. Read morePublished on April 3, 2010 by Anthony Cooper