VIJAY IYER & CRAIG TABORN
THE TRANSITORY POEMS
recorded live at the Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, in March 2018, the pianists’ first duo album is a dazzling exercise in technical proficiency, creative inventiveness and intuitive interplay.
A marvel of shared invention, it incorporates pieces offered as tributes to formative influences including pianists Cecil Taylor, Muhal Richard Abrams and Geri Allen, and the painter and sculptor Jack Whitten. The pair - two of creative music’s most resourceful players and two of its most distinctive improvisers - learned to meld and mesh their artistic approaches inside Roscoe Mitchell’s Note Factory ensemble in 2002. Since then, Iyer and Taborn have continued to play concerts together.
- Life Line (seven tensions)
- Shake Down
- Clear Monolith
- Luminous Brew
- Libation (When Kabuya Dances)