The Transitory Poems

Vijay Iyer / Craig Taborn - The Transitory Poems
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March 15, 2019 / Release Date
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Vijay Iyer, Craig Taborn / Featured Artists
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The energy, ideas, and instinctive musicality of Iyer and Taborn is full of surprises, canny camaraderie, deft techniques, understatement, and symbiotic difference; they combine to add immeasurably to the all-too-slim catalog of duo albums in the jazz piano tradition.

In a way, all of the songs on The Transitory Poems are mosaics of a sort. Iyer and Taborn layer their ideas methodically, dexterously building and expanding on different chords and phrases.

The results are fascinating if not an instant classic.
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Track List

  1. Life Line (Seven Tensions)
  2. Sensorium
  3. Kairòs
  4. S.H.A.R.D.S.
  5. Shake Down
  6. Clear Monolith
  7. Luminous Brew
  8. Meshwork / Libation / When Kabuya Dances
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Added on: March 14, 2019