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Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa: Raw Materials

Read "Raw Materials" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The music of pianist Vijay Iyer and altoist Rudresh Mahanthappa always communicates a feeling of importance, whether they appear individually or together in any of a myriad of groups. The “alter ego" analogy is perhaps a bit stale by now, but their decade-long connection is on full display in Raw Materials.

Their musical ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa: Raw Materials

Read "Raw Materials" reviewed by Paul Olson

Pianist Vijay Iyer and alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa are long-time collaborators. Mahanthappa's an important member of Iyer's quartet and vice-versa, and the two have produced a substantial body of recorded work together.

The two musicians' ten-year-old Raw Materials duo project, however, has remained officially undocumented until now. The important release of Raw Materials fills a ...