Best Recording 2017 – Tyshawn Sorey’s Verisimilitude

Verisimilitude Tyshawn Sorey Tyshawn Sorey, drums, percussion, composer; Cory Smythe, piano, toy piano, electronics; Chris Tordini, bass Pi Records PI70 Tyshawn Sorey has had quite a year of musical accomplishments. After recently finishing up his doctorate at Columbia, he succeeded Anthony Braxton on the faculty at Wesleyan University, won a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and receivedContinue reading “Best Recording 2017 – Tyshawn Sorey’s Verisimilitude”

Vijay Iyer: “Far From Over” (CD Review)

Vijay Iyer Sextet Far From Over ECM 2581 Steve Lehman, Alto Saxophone;  Graham Haynes, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Electronics; Stephen Crump, Double Bass; Tyshawn Sorey, Drums;  Vijay Iyer, Piano, Electric Piano; Mark Shim, Tenor Saxophone After successful outings for ECM in groupings ranging from duets (with Wadada Leo Smith) to a string quartet plus piano/electronics quintet, VijayContinue reading “Vijay Iyer: “Far From Over” (CD Review)”

Tyshawn Sorey’s Double Trio

The Inner Spectrum of Variables Pi Recordings #pi65 featuring: Tyshawn Sorey Christopher Tordini Cory Smythe Chern Hwei Fung Kyle Armbrust Rubin Kodheli Composer Tyshawn Sorey’s latest recording is of a massive two-hour long suite for Double Trio. The Inner Spectrum of Variables finds Sorey conducting a group of longtime collaborators. Sorey has said that his approach to conducting servesContinue reading “Tyshawn Sorey’s Double Trio”