Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:17 minutes | 1,06 GBStudio 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.