Still Life With Commentator

   Savoy Jazz presents the album version of the critically acclaimed oratorio about tv news, the blogosphere, and life during wartime, by composer-pianist Vijay Iyer and poet-performer Mike Ladd. Also featuring Pamela Z, Guillermo E. Brown, Liberty Ellman, Okkyung Lee, Palina Jonsdottir, and Masayasu Nakanishi. Co-produced by Scotty Hard. Original theatrical version conceived and directed [...]

March 23rd, 2007|Music, Projects, Store|

Raw Materials

Available on:    The long-awaited duo album on Savoy Jazz, created by the two longtime collaborators Vijay Iyer (piano, compositions) & Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone, compositions). Released May 23, 2006. BEST JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2006 - Village Voice, JazzTimes **** (4 stars) "Although Raw Materials is the work of a duo, there's more detail here [...]

March 23rd, 2006|Projects, Store|

Reimagining

Available on:    Vijay Iyer's exhilarating debut on Savoy Jazz, featuring powerful new music for his longstanding quartet (Iyer, piano; Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone; Stephan Crump, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums). Capped off with a radical solo piano version of John Lennon's "Imagine." Released May 17, 2005. BEST JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2005 - Slate, ArtForum, Chicago [...]

January 1st, 2005|Projects, Store|

Blood Sutra

   The Vijay Iyer Quartet's stunning follow-up to Panoptic Modes was listed among the best albums of the year in JazzTimes and many other publications. Originally released October 2003 on Artists House and now carried by Pi Recordings. Personnel: V. Iyer, piano, compositions; Rudresh Mahanthappa, alto saxophone; Stephan Crump, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums. "The cohesive [...]

February 1st, 2003|Projects, Store|