Vijay Iyer (born October 26, 1971) is an American jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, producer, electronic musician, and writer based in New York City. He is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. He became the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts (in the Department of Music) at Harvard University in early 2014. Born in Albany and raised in Fairport, New York, Iyer is the son of Indian Tamil immigrants to the United States.
Album · 2003 · 12 Songs. Blood Sutra Vijay Iyer. Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Stephen Crump & Tyshawn Sorey. 5. When History Sleeps. 6. Questions of Agency.
Because of Guns (Hey Joe Redux).
Calling Blood Sutra another Vijay Iyer disc could be damning with faint praise or maybe noting a first few signs of stagnation, but it just reflects the singular nature of the young pianist-composer's musical conception in this case. Like Jason Moran, it's hard to find signposts or reference points in his music beyond the -bit-like level and nothing on his fourth disc will dissuade those who rank him on the very short list of creative, individual young stylists in jazz.
Questions of Agency, 05:10.
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Blood Sutra is an album by pianist Vijay Iyer recorded in 2003 and originally released on the Artists House label before being reissued on Pi Recordings in 2006. His muse still tends towards the severe but there's no denying the individuality and the fact he doesn't make the listening easy is also precisely what makes it so rewarding"
All compositions on Blood Sutra with the exception of Because of Guns (Hey Joe Redux) are Iyer originals. The result is a guidepost to the direction of jazz in the 21st century from one of the most important and influential musicians in jazz today. 1 Reception Track listing. All compositions by Vijay Iyer except where noted. Proximity (Crossroads)" – 2:12.
Vijay Iyer's Bloodsutra is everything contemporary jazz should be: politically relevant, unique and original, and compelling both intellectually and emotionally. The album title and track title such as "Habeus Corpus" and "When History Sleeps" indicate that this is not going to be easy listening.
|5||When History Sleeps||6:07|
|6||Questions Of Agency||5:11|
|9||That Much Music||2:31|
|11||Because Of Guns (Hey Joe Redux)||7:47|
|PI 901||Vijay Iyer||Blood Sutra (CD, Album)||Pi Recordings||PI 901||US||2003|