Pianist Vijay Iyer splits his sophomore outing between his trio (with bassist Jeff Brock and drummer Brad Hargreaves) and an octet featuring Hargreaves, guitarist Liberty Ellman, alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, two tenor saxophonists (Eric Crystal and Aaron Stewart), and two bassists (Brock and Kevin Ellington Mingus). Architextures, by the way, would be Iyer's last album as a Bay Area musician. He moved to New York in the late '90s to begin associations with a whole new family of players, although Rudresh Mahanthappa, Liberty Ellman, and Aaron Stewart also made the move around the same time.
Vijay Iyer is "one of the most fascinating jazz pianists around," says Berkeley's East Bay Express, and I couldn't have said it better myself. It is getting ever more difficult to hear someone with something really new to say, but Architextures should establish Vijay Iyer as a pianist to be reckoned with.
Architextures is the second studio album by American jazz pianist Vijay Iyer recorded with eight musicians. The album was released on October 13, 1998 via Asian Improv Records label. The tracks 3, 4, 7, 9 were recorded by a trio of Iyer, Brock, and Hargreaves. The tracks 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 were recorded by an octet. The tracks 1 and 12 were recorded solo by Iyer. Studio album by. Vijay Iyer.
Vijay Iyer - Prelude: Paradise Lost 02:30. Vijay Iyer - Meeting-Of-Rivers 08:36. Vijay Iyer - Microchips and Bullock Carts 06:02. Vijay Iyer - Charms 04:28. Vijay Iyer - Sadhu 07:15. Vijay Iyer - Three Peas 05:31. Vijay Iyer - Trident 06:40. Vijay Iyer - Taste of the Sea 03:38. Vijay Iyer - Los Ojos 06:09. Vijay Iyer - Utopia of a Tired Man 04:45. Vijay Iyer - Journey over Sands 05:57. Vijay Iyer - Postlude: Prayer 01:27. Door - Fieldwork feat. Vijay Iyer, Steve Lehman & Tyshawn Sorey, Steve Lehman, Tyshawn Sorey, Vijay Iyer.
After moving to New York City in 1998, he released the album Architextures with pianist Vijay Iyer. The two would collaborate often Rudresh Mahanthappa in Moscow 2013Festival "Triumf jazz". In 2010, Mahanthappa recorded and released Apex with saxophonist Bunky Green.
THE TRANSITORY POEMS (Live at Liszt Academy, Budapest, 2018).
1. Prelude: Paradise Lost. Listen to Architextures in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
|1||Prelude: Paradise Lost Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||2:30|
|2||Meeting-Of-Rivers Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||9:36|
|3||Microchips and Bullock Carts Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||6:02|
|4||Charms Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||4:27|
|5||Sadhu Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||7:18|
|6||Three Peas Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||5:30|
|7||Trident Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||6:41|
|8||Taste the Sea Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||3:39|
|9||Los Ojos Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||6:09|
|10||Utopia of a Tired Man Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||4:45|
|11||Journey over Sands Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||5:58|
|12||Postlude: Prayer Vijay Iyer||Vijay Iyer||1:27|
CreditsJeff Brock - Bass
Eric Crystal - Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
Liberty Ellman - Guitar
Brad Hargreaves - Drums
Vijay Iyer - Composer, Liner Notes, Mixing, Piano, Primary Artist, Producer
Matt Levine - Mastering
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Sax (Alto)
Cookie Marenco - Engineer, Mixing
Aaron Stewart - Sax (Tenor)