JAZZ MUSIC HAS BEEN ACCEPTED as the world’s and America’s greatest art form. This music and some of its great artists are known for innovation, … Read More “Now’s the Time, Jazz for Social Justice!”
5. Vijay Iyer Uneasy (ECM)
Bassist Linda May Han Oh and drummer Tyshawn Sorey are among the most melodic of players on instruments usually limited to rhythm roles. The tunefulness of Oh’s high-pitched strings and Sorey’s toms allow them to engage with pianist Iyer and his compositions in ways that are often as provocative as they are sympathetic, thus justifying the album’s title. GEOFFREY HIMES
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