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Blood Sutra

Label: Artists House
Released: 2003
Track listing: Proximity (Crossroads), Brute Facts, Ascent, When History Sleeps, Questions of Agency, Kinship, Stigmatism, This Much Music, Imagined Nations, Because of Guns/Hey Joe Redux, Desiring

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Vijay Iyer: Blood Sutra

Read "Blood Sutra" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Pianist Vijay Iyer isn't afraid of big ideas. He premiered a song cycle about urban life and ethnicity and “lives in transit" at the Asia Society in May (documented on the Pi Recordings release In What Language, also released this month), and is the 2003 recipient of the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts in the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Vijay Iyer: Blood Sutra

Read "Blood Sutra" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

You get the feeling that piansist Vijay Iyer is shifting into a period of transition with the opening track on his new CD, Blood Sutra. “Proximity (Crossroads)" is – uncharacteristicaly for Iyer – a slow tempo bit of introspection, with a swish of brush and stickwork painting washes behind the hard-edged piano notes. But the “Brute ...


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