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    Vijay Iyer Trio Announce New Album Uneasy, Share New Song “Children of Flint”: Listen


    Vijay Iyer Trio—now featuring pianist Vijay Iyer, double bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey—have announced a new album: Uneasy arrives April 9 via ECM. Today, they’ve shared the single “Children of Flint.” Hear it below.

    Iyer, Oh, and Sorey recorded the new album at Oktaven Audio Studio in Mount Vernon, New York. Iyer produced the album with Manfred Eicher. The previous Vijay Iyer Trio album (2015’s Break Stuff) featured Iyer, bassist Stephan Crump, drummer Marcus Gilmore.

    In a press release, Vijay Iyer said of his new song:

    Due to gross negligence and systematic racism, the entire town’s drinking water supply was poisoned with lead. Thousands of children in that town, who are mostly African American, have been exposed to unsafe levels of lead, leading to widespread health issues, chronic illnesses and learning disabilities. This piece is dedicated to those children.

    Iyer is donating to flintkids.org and asks listeners to do the same if they are able. Of the album, Iyer added:

    My compositions on this album span over the past 20 years and the initial Uneasy project was in the middle of that, 10 years ago. It was hinting at something that’s unstable. We already had precarity and unrest. There’s always been something disturbing going on, and now we see it explosively unfolding before our eyes.

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    Uneasy:

    01 Children of Flint
    02 Combat Breathing
    03 Night and Day
    04 Touba
    05 Drummer’s Song
    06 Augury
    07 Configurations
    08 Uneasy
    09 Retrofit
    10 Entrustment



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