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Twenty-first century global chamber music, eminently
listenable and vibrantly alive, from 2010 Grammy finalist
and year-end list-topper Vijay Iyer! Here, the pianist
introduces his newest project, an exciting and dynamic
trio collaboration with two internationally renowned young
Indian musicians living in the US.
Stunning ... one of the best recordings of the year from one of
our most exciting artists. --DownBeat
If you want to know where jazz is in 2010 and where it s headed,
Iyer is among the first musicians to hear. --Los Angeles Times
One of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today. --Pitchfork
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Thanks to this recording, something is getting pushed off the list. Maybe I'm too close to it, being both a huge admirer of Indian music (or more accurately, north Indian classical) as well as a jazz musician, but I love this record. I NEVER would have thought one could pull off piano in this type of polytonal music, but: BZZZT! WRONG.
This is a great cross pollination of at least superficially seemingly very divergent musical forms, but Vijay Iyer and his cohorts bridge (ha) the boundaries with amazing sensitivity and backbone.
Hmmm...I guess that's why he called it "Tirtha"
Don't get it? Buy the CD, read the liner notes, and you'll get it.
Huge record for me. Love it.