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|

In What Language

Available on:    Vijay Iyer's genre-defying collaboration with poet/hip-hop artist Mike Ladd is a series of monologues by people of color navigating the hyper-globalized setting of an international airport. Featuring an eleven-member ensemble of musicians and speaking voices, this is the album version of the acclaimed multi-media performance piece of the same name. Co-produced by [...]

January 1st, 2003|Projects, Store|

Your Life Flashes

Available on:    Debut of the collaborative trio project Fieldwork, featuring Iyer, saxophonist Aaron Stewart, and drummer Elliot Kavee "a terrific disc, filled with vibrant playing and wondrous ideas" - The Boston Globe "terse, spellbinding miniatures that never stand still" - The Village Voice "Fieldwork is doing an excellent job of immersing itself in the [...]

January 1st, 2002|Projects, Store|

Panoptic Modes

Available on:    High-energy quartet music with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Stephan Crump, and Derrek Phillips. This cd was chosen as one of the best jazz albums of 2001 in The New Yorker and The Village Voice. "sends a ripple through the jazz universe" - modernjazz.com "Iyer's spiky chords, precise phrasing, and surprising linear improvisations are consistently [...]

March 23rd, 2001|Projects, Store|

Architextures

   Original music for trio, octet, & solo piano. With Rudresh Mahanthappa, Aaron Stewart, Eric Crystal, Liberty Ellman, Jeff Brock, Kevin Ellington Mingus, and Brad Hargreaves. "utterly remarkable... rhythmically challenging, smartly composed, and burns through with passionate playing and improvisation" - sonicnet.com (top 10 list for 2000) "genius... epitomizing new jazz at its best." - [...]

April 30th, 1998|Projects, Store|