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ECM Records Releases Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith's "A cosmic rhythm with each stroke"

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Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith's A cosmic rhythm with each stroke

Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet
Vijay Iyer: piano, Fender Rhodes, electronics

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. Vijay has previously played extensively with Wadada in Smith’s Golden Quartet, but this album, produced by Manfred Eicher and recorded at New York’s Avatar Studios last October, is the first documentation of their duo work. The centerpiece of the album is the spellbinding title suite, dedicated to Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990), the innovative Indian artist whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms. Trumpet and piano interact here with creative sensitivity to tone, texture and space. Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith will be premiering A cosmic rhythm with each stroke at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in March 2016 in the context of a major exhibition dedicated to Nasreen Mohamedi’s art and writings. The “Suite for Nasreen” is framed on the album by Iyer’s composition “Passage” and Smith’s concluding piece “Marian Anderson”, inspired by the great US contralto.

VIJAY IYER / WADADA LEO SMITH IN CONCERT

March 30-31 New York, NY (Metropolitan Museum of Art Breuer Building)
April 1 Knoxville, TN (Big Ears Festival)
April 7 Cambridge, MA (Fromm Concert Series at Harvard)
April 15 Los Angeles, CA (Occidental College)
April 16 Fullerton, CA (Cal State Fullerton)

Further dates to be announced

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