Vijay Iyer With Prasanna & Nitin Mitta Tirtha

Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 24, 2016
Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}

Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 246MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

The Sanskrit word tīrtha (THEER-tha) literally means a ford, or a shallow place in a river that can be easily crossed over. Within a spiritual context, tirtha denotes a holy place near a body of water - somewhere where everyday struggles fall away, and where one passes easily into a deeper and more profound state of being. Aptly, Tirtha is now also the name of a phenomenal trio featuring three powerhouse musicians who at once honor and traverse the streams of tradition. It is also the name of their exciting new album on ACT. Individually, Indian-American pianist-composer Vijay Iyer, Chennai (formerly Madras)-born guitarist-composer Prasanna, and Hyderabad native and tabla player Nitin Mitta are already highly accomplished artists who shift easily among multiple musical languages.
Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:48 minutes | 1.04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Keyboardist-composer Vijay Iyer's energized sequence of ECM releases has garnered copious international praise. Yet his fifth for the label since 2014 Far From Over, featuring his dynamically commanding sextet finds Iyer reaching a new peak, furthering an artistry that led The Guardian to call him one of the world's most inventive new-generation jazz pianists and The New Yorker to describe him as extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic.

Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (2017) {ECM}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Sept. 6, 2017
Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (2017) {ECM}

Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 291 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 134 mb
Jazz | Label: ECM

Pianist Vijay Iyer's fifth album for ECM, 2017's fiery sextet date Far from Over, follows his superb 2016 collaboration with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke. Where that album found Iyer and Smith engaged in a deeply interconnected series of often abstract chamber improvisations, here we find him exploding outward, but with no less interconnectedness between him and his bandmates.
Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz

A cosmic rhythm with each stroke features pianist Viay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher”, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Vijay has previously played extensively with Wadada in Smith’s Golden Quartet, but the present album is the first documentation of their duo work, produced by Manfred Eicher at New York’s Avatar Studios in October 2015. The centre-piece of the album is the spellbinding title suite, dedicated to Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990), the innovative Indian artist whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms.
Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) {ECM 2486}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 205 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 111 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ECM Records | ECM 2486
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano / Trumpet

In his liner notes to A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke, pianist/electronicist Vijay Iyer writes that while working in trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet/Quintet between 2005 and 2010, the pair often became "a unit within a unit." Evidenced by Tabligh in 2008 and Golden Quintet's half of the 2009 double-disc Spiritual Dimensions, this album (marking the trumpeter's first appearance on ECM in more than two decades) underscores that assertion via distillation. It is one of essences. It reveals the intricacies of music-making according to principles of instinct as well as close listening. Iyer's opening "Passage" is a surprise. The pianist's gently investigatory chords and thematic harmonics offer the hallmarks of a chamber piece.

Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) {ECM 2420}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 9, 2015
Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) {ECM 2420}

Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) {ECM 2420}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 363 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 169 Mb
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© 2015 ECM Records | ECM 2420
Jazz / Modern Creative / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

Though Break Stuff is Vijay Iyer's third appearance on ECM in less than year, it is the debut offering from the longstanding trio on the label. The pianist and composer has been working with bassist Stephen Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore for more than a decade. They've issued two previous recordings together. Iyer usually works conceptually, and Break Stuff is no exception. In the press release he states that "a break in music is still music: a span of time in which to act." We hear this all the time in modern music, whether it be the sounds that emerge from composer Morton Feldman's extended silences, breakbeats by funky drummers or hip-hop samples of them, or instrumental breakdowns in heavy metal and bluegrass – they follow a moment where everything previous seems to stop.
Vijay Iyer & Prashant Bhargava – Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi (2014)

Vijay Iyer & Prashant Bhargava – Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi (2014)
DVD5: VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 720:480 | 16:9 | Audio PCM@1536kbps | 53m33s (bonus included) | 3.07GB
Label: ECM | cat. no. 5507 378 3933

Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 25, 2017
Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over (2017)

Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 57:48 min | 284 MB
Label: ECM | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Keyboardist-composer Vijay Iyer's energized sequence of ECM releases has garnered copious international praise. Yet his fifth for the label since 2014 – Far From Over, featuring his dynamically commanding sextet and released on CD and vinyl – finds Iyer reaching a new peak. Furthering an artistry that led The Guardian to call Iyer "one of the world's most inventive new-generation jazz pianists" and The New Yorker to describe him as "extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic."
Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:17 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke features pianist Vijay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher”, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. The two had played together extensively but this album is their first collaborative album, recorded in New York City in October 2015. The centrepiece of the programme is the mostly-improvised and spellbinding title suite, dedicated to innovative Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi, whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms. Iyer's piano and Smith's trumpet interact here with creative sensitivity to tone, texture and space.
Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Vijay Iyer Trio - Break Stuff (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:42 minutes | 1,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Break Stuff features Vijay Iyer's long-running and widely-acclaimed trio with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore, a band in existence for eleven years now. 'We keep learning from each other and from experiences and try to set challenges for ourselves so that growth is part of the equation.' It's a group whose musical language is informed by more than the jazz piano trio tradition.