Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Vijay Iyer - In What Language?

Mes favoris

Cet élément a bien été ajouté / retiré de vos favoris.

In What Language?

Vijay Iyer, Mike Ladd

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Download this album for unlimited listening.

Digital Download

Select Audio Quality

To be elegible for this price, subscribe to Sublime+

Language available : english

Inspired by the experience of an Iranian filmmaker wrongly detained by INS officials at JFK airport in New York, this epic work explores life through the microcosm of the airport -- a place of arrival and departure, of being an alien or leaving one's citizenship behind. Poet/hip-hop man Mike Ladd has done a superb job with the lyrics, polished by real little monologues that examine all aspects of the problem -- and it's a problem that often leaves travelers dehumanized. Keyboard player Vijay Iyer gives tone and color to all this in his compositions, and the two together become more than a sum of their parts. It's not an easy album to listen to -- often harrowing, as in "Innana After Baghdad" or "Terminal City" -- but more than repays the investment of ears and time. Is it jazz? Not really. It falls outside category -- as it should, given the subject matter involved. At first it can sound simplistic, but it soon becomes apparent that the textures and depths of the music only reveal themselves gradually, such as with "Asylum." Written originally to be performed on-stage in a theatrical setting, it transfers well to a purely recorded medium, dense and demanding, but ultimately satisfying, inasmuch as it leaves the listener full of questions and less certain about the world.
© Chris Nickson /TiVo

More info

In What Language?

Vijay Iyer

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

Copy the following link to share it

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 60 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Download this album for unlimited listening.

1
The Color of My Circumference I
00:04:10

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

2
The Density of the 19th Century
00:05:15

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

3
Terminal City
00:01:55

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

4
Rentals
00:02:44

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

5
Security
00:03:38

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

6
DeGaulle
00:06:37

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

7
TLC
00:02:39

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

8
Three Lotto Stories
00:04:49

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

9
The Color of My Circumference II
00:02:09

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

10
Iraqi Businessman
00:02:43

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

11
Taking Back the Airplane
00:04:54

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

12
The Color of My Circumference III
00:02:29

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

13
Innana After Baghdad
00:02:32

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

14
In What Language
00:04:05

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

15
Asylum
00:06:21

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

16
The Color of My Circumference IV
00:05:51

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

17
Plastic Bag
00:06:07

Vijay Iyer, MainArtist - Mike Ladd, MainArtist

2003 Pi Records, Inc 2003 Pi Records, Inc

Album Description

Inspired by the experience of an Iranian filmmaker wrongly detained by INS officials at JFK airport in New York, this epic work explores life through the microcosm of the airport -- a place of arrival and departure, of being an alien or leaving one's citizenship behind. Poet/hip-hop man Mike Ladd has done a superb job with the lyrics, polished by real little monologues that examine all aspects of the problem -- and it's a problem that often leaves travelers dehumanized. Keyboard player Vijay Iyer gives tone and color to all this in his compositions, and the two together become more than a sum of their parts. It's not an easy album to listen to -- often harrowing, as in "Innana After Baghdad" or "Terminal City" -- but more than repays the investment of ears and time. Is it jazz? Not really. It falls outside category -- as it should, given the subject matter involved. At first it can sound simplistic, but it soon becomes apparent that the textures and depths of the music only reveal themselves gradually, such as with "Asylum." Written originally to be performed on-stage in a theatrical setting, it transfers well to a purely recorded medium, dense and demanding, but ultimately satisfying, inasmuch as it leaves the listener full of questions and less certain about the world.
© Chris Nickson /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...
Blue Train John Coltrane
A Love Supreme John Coltrane
Chopin : Piano Concertos Benjamin Grosvenor
More on Qobuz
By Vijay Iyer
Historicity Vijay Iyer
Accelerando Vijay Iyer
Solo Vijay Iyer

Playlists

You may also like...
In your panoramas...
Jazz: A Woman's World

Excluding singers, women in jazz haven’t had an easy time making their way to the front of the stage. There are of course the likes of Mary Lou Williams, Jaimie Branch, Geri Allen and Alice Coltrane. But up until recently, female jazz artists have been few and far between in the male-dominated and at times rather sexist genre.

Miles Davis, Fingers in The Plug Socket

In 1968, Miles Davis succumbed to the charm of the electricity fairy. Bewitched by the psychedelic and funky revolutions of Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, the trumpet player made a radical change and, in passing, changed jazz too.

Kamasi Washington, the Sax of Angels

After his major success with a triple album, he went on to repeat this with a double one! Kamasi Washington charms and intrigues well beyond the jazz sphere. Working with Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg, and most importantly as the head of the West Coast Get Down collective, the charismatic saxophonist from Los Angeles brings an incredible wave of excitement to the contemporary jazz scene.

In the news...