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Vijay Iyer

Uneasy

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Human Nature - Vijay Iyer Trio Live at KPLU
Vijay Iyer talks to Hash Varsani of Jazz Club Jury, about music and his view on jazz
1 Children Of Flint  
2 Combat Breathing  
3 Night And Day  
4 Touba  
5 Drummer's Song  
6 Augury  
7 Configurations  
8 Uneasy  
9 Retrofit  
10 Entrustment  
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Uneasy, with Tyshawn Sorey and Linda May Han Oh, is Vijay Iyer's second trio album on ECM and his seventh appearance as a leader on the label. Navigating from one shape-shifting idea to another, he continues to push boundaries from one album to the next. His unique musical approach has gained him many accolades and much praise from the international press, The New York Times summarizing his persona as a "social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker and multicultural gateway". On Uneasy, he draws on the history of the music while continuing to push it forward. In the course of this endeavour, the political and social turbulences dominating today's American landscape are reflected in musical contemplation and tense space. In his liner notes, Vijay elaborates on how today "the word ‘uneasy' feels like a brutal understatement, too mild for cataclysmic times. But maybe, since the word contains its own opposite, it reminds us that the most soothing, healing music is often born of and situated within profound unrest; and conversely, the most turbulent music may contain stillness, coolness, even wisdom."

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