Crossings – New Music for Cello (CD Review)

Crossings – New Music for Cello Kate Dillingham, cello; Amir Khosrowpour, piano Furious Artisans Recordings   On Crossings, cellist Kate Dillingham brings energetic artistry to a program of new works. The CD includes a number of solo pieces. Bhakti 4, “Atma Shatakam” (Song of the Self), by Jonathan Pieslak, pairs a meditative modal melody over a drone. Tian JingContinue reading “Crossings – New Music for Cello (CD Review)”

Vijay Iyer Trio – “Break Stuff” (Video preview)

Pianist Vijay Iyer’s latest ECM release, Break Stuff, is out in the US on February 10. The recording features bassist Stephan Crump, and drummer Marcus Gilmore. Encompassing compositions by Monk and Coltrane, an homage to early hip hop, excerpts from Iyer’s Open City project and from a suite premiered at MoMA, Break Stuff may accessContinue reading “Vijay Iyer Trio – “Break Stuff” (Video preview)”