AOTY 2021
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh & Tyshawn Sorey - Uneasy
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #54 / 672
User Score
Based on 88 ratings
2021 Ratings: #210
Liked by 15 people
April 9, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
ECM / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

88
Spectrum Culture

A major event in creative music, an impossible-to-Google movement of avant-garde performance and composition, and one of the best albums of the year so far.

86
Pitchfork

Even as they negotiate complex parameters of rhythm and harmony, the trio’s expertly attuned playing evokes the openness of improvisation and the urgency of justice.

80
AllMusic
The end result is centered, action-oriented music that is at once gloriously colorful and brilliantly articulated.
80
PopMatters

Vijay Iyer Trio's Uneasy is a set of modern piano jazz covering a remarkable range, featuring three brilliant musical imaginations playing well together.

NoOffenseBut
70
Some good jazz
SonicDiscovery
80
I do find reviewing jazz music to be quite daunting with not being too familiar with the terminology or the music in general, but this album Uneasy, which has Vijay Iyer on piano, Linda May Oh on bas and Tyshawn Sorry in drums was a super engaging listen. I found myself playing it first thing in the morning as I got settled into work and it does a good job of getting me focused on what needs to get down, but also gives me something that my ears will have a fun time with. Looking at titles like ... read more
Felix_96
50
5/10

I guess I'm too dumb for this kind of music

Fav track: Entrustment
DareG
84
Uneasy is well named as it takes on serious issues and deep thoughts, in a very technically assured and complex way; however at times if feels overly cerebral and it struggles to connect

Standouts: Combat Breathing, Touba, Augury, Configurations, Entrustment, Uneasy

Dropouts: none
Cuckrapocc
84
Don’t know why user reviews are so low. This project is very well executed . you don’t have to overthink the hell of it or understand all the nuances in order to appreciate it. It is an album that, with its rather singular sounds, stands out from other productions of the same genre. I highly recommend
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Added on: February 26, 2021