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Raw Materials: Overneath

Read "Overneath" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Let's just say I'm not buying it. The liner notes to Raw Materials by the collective Overneath claim, that except for one piece, all the music on the recording was spontaneously improvised. Can't be, the music is too uncluttered.

This quintet is a combination of longtime Northwest collaborators , Dave Leslie, Mike Curtis, and ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa: Raw Materials

Read "Raw Materials" reviewed by Troy Collins

After being introduced to one another by M-Base saxophonist Steve Coleman a decade ago, pianist Vijay Iyer and alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthapa have shared a long and fruitful career together. Both are founding members in each other's ensembles: Mahanthappa is the principle foil in Iyer's long running quartet, and vice versa in Mahanthappa's own group. Recently ...