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 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