Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh & Tyshawn Sorey - Uneasy
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #25 / 335
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
Liked by 6 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.

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
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
FatalNoise
71
Some pretty cool jazzy keys that don’t do much for me, but I can appreciate greatly
75
Another example of me listening to a jazz album this year and not knowing what to say, except that I liked it! This trio is gorgeous together, and I kept getting lost in “Uneasy.” This is 71 minutes that flew by, and I could absolutely see myself revisiting this album frequently. Yup. Don’t know what to say about jazz, except I really enjoyed this quite a bit!
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Added on: February 26, 2021