Genre: Jazz
Label: ECM
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


The Vijay Iyer Sextet Far From Over 180g 2LP

Vijay Iyer Sextet

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180g Vinyl Double LP!
One of Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2017!

2019 Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!

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Keyboardist-composer Vijay Iyer’s energized sequence of ECM releases has garnered copious international praise. Yet his fifth for the label since 2014 - Far From Over, featuring his dynamically commanding sextet – finds Iyer reaching a new peak, furthering an artistry that led The Guardian to call him "most inventive new-generation jazz pianists" and The New Yorker to describe him as "extravagantly gifted… brilliantly eclectic." Far From Over features this sextet of virtuoso improvisers - with horn players Graham Haynes, Steve Lehman and Mark Shim alongside rhythm partners Stephan Crump and Tyshawn Sorey - leveraging a wealth of jazz history even as it pushes boldly forward. The music ranges from the thrillingly explosive ("Down to the Wire," "Good on the Ground") to the cathartically elegiac ("For Amiri Baraka," "Threnody"), with melodic hooks, entrancing atmosphere, rhythmic muscle and an elemental spirit all part of the allure. "This group has a lot of fire in it, but also a lot of earth, because the tones are so deep, the timbres and textures," Iyer says. "There’s also air and water - the music moves."

"Rambunctious, furiously funky…. [This sextet offers] the sort of head-bobbing drive and invention that has landed Iyer on multiple best-of lists over the years" - Los Angeles Times, June 2017

"If you are looking for the shape of jazz to come, here it is." - Rolling Stone

Iyer's solo, duo, and trio albums have made him famous and won him a MacArthur Fellowship. But Far from Over proves that his true calling is to lead a full ensemble in which elite soloists can feed off his special energy and confront the provocative ideas in his compositions. Like so many current jazz recordings, Far from Over is a cry of rage against the darkness of the Trump Era. The players in Iyer's sextet, especially Lehman and Shim, achieve something rare: They translate into music their despair, defiance, and hard-won hope with such passion, honesty, and eloquence that they turn social protest into art.
-Thomas Conrad, Stereophile Magazine Record To Die For 2019
• 180g Vinyl
• Double LP
• Gatefold jacket
• Limited time download code

Graham Haynes, cornet, flugelhorn, electronics
Steve Lehman, alto saxophone
Mark Shim, tenor saxophone
Vijay Iyer, piano, Fender Rhodes
Stephan Crump, double bass
Tyshawn Sorey, drums

Side A:

1. Poles
2. Far From Over
3. Nope
Side B:
1. End Of The Tunnel
2. Down To The Wire
3. For Amiri Baraka
4. Into Action
Side C:
1. Wake
2. Good On The Ground
3. Threnody

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