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Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke


1The Empty Mind Receives4:55
Composed By – Vijay Iyer
3A Cold Fire5:55
4Notes On Water7:58
5A Divine Courage9:12
6Uncut Emeralds7:43
7All Becomes Alive9:09
8Marian Anderson
Composed By – Wadada Leo Smith
10A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (For Nasreen Mohamedi)
Composed By – Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ECM 2486, 476 9956Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke ‎(CD, Album)ECM Records, ECM RecordsECM 2486, 476 9956Germany2016
ECM 2486, 476 9956Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm / With Each Stroke ‎(CD, Promo)ECM Records, UniversalECM 2486, 476 9956Germany2016


  • CoverNasreen Mohamedi
  • DesignSascha Kleis
  • Engineer [Assistant]Akihiro Nishimura
  • Engineer [Recording]James A. Farber
  • Liner Notes [English]Vijay Iyer
  • Photography By [Liner Photo By ]Megan Fraser
  • Photography By [Liner Photos By]John Rogers
  • Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], ElectronicsVijay Iyer
  • Producer [Produced By]Manfred Eicher
  • Text By [Diary Quotes]Nasreen Mohamedi
  • TrumpetWadada Leo Smith


Recorded October 2015
Avatar Studios, New York

[More exact recording date is October 17-19, 2015]

An ECM Production

℗ © 2016 ECM Records GmbH, München


  • Barcode (Text): 6 02547 69956 5
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L779
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI KK3Y
  • Mastering SID Code: B002461302 03 0001
  • SPARS Code: DDD


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ECM Records GmbH
  • Copyright (c) – ECM Records GmbH
  • Made By – Universal Music Classics
  • Recorded At – Avatar Studios


A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke - Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke. Исполнители: Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith. 2016 jazz. A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke is an album by trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith and pianist Vijay Iyer which was released in March 2016 on ECM Records. A cosmic rhythm with each stroke Wadada Leo Smith: trumpet Vijay Iyer: piano, Fender Rhodes piano, electronics Released in March 2016 Available on his liner notes to A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke, pianistelectronicist Vijay Iyer writes that while working in trumpetercomposer Wadada Leo Smith's Golden QuartetQuintet between 2005 and 2010, the pair often became a unit within a unit. Evidenced by Tabligh in 2008 and Golden Quintet's half of the 2009 double-disc Spiritual Dimensions, this album marking the trumpeter's first appearance on ECM in more than two decades underscores that assertion via distillation. Album 2016 9 Songs. Cosmic Rhythm is a frequently gorgeous, sometimes-roiling set that plays to both musicians' strengths. A subtle and serene collaborative effort that showcases the superb musicianship of both pianist Vijay Iyer and veteran trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Both of them are very capable and skilled musicians, but on this record, the duo chooses to create an atmosphere with their soft and subtle nuances, instead of a flashy, obtuse improvisational masterclass. The result is a beautiful, well balanced and elegant piece of music that sounds primmarily cohesive as a whole, transporting the listener through. read more. 9 tracks 66:14. a cosmic rhythm with each stroke features Vijay Iyer and his hero, friend and teacher , Wadada Leo Smith. Vijay previously played extensively with Wadada in the trumpeters Golden Quartet. Vijay has previously played extensively with Wadada in Smiths Golden Quartet, but the present album is the first documentation of their duo work, produced by Manfred Eicher at New Yorks Avatar Studios in October 2015. The centre-piece of the album is the spellbinding title suite, dedicated to Nasreen Mohamedi 1937-1990, the innovative Indian artist whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms. Trumpet and piano inte read more. Wadada Leo Smith's recent output, notably but not merely 2012's Pulitzer Prize-nominated Ten Freedom Summers is so relevant, so useful, in 2016 that it could be easy to forget he is a hardened veteran at 74 years of age, a member of the AACM since 1967 with a body of extraordinary work five decades in the making. After a gentle, minimalist dialogue between Iyer's piano and Smith's trumpet opens the album in the form of 'Passage', 'A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke: All Becomes Alive' unveils the album's core universe with considerably more intensity, Smith wasting no time in blasting out a series of fiery solos backed by shimmering electronics from Iyer. Wadada Leo Smith, left, and Vijay Iyer. In his eighth decade, the pioneering US trumpetercomposer Wadada Leo Smith is stepping even harder on the gas: he has released 10 very different albums since he hit 70, including the completion of his civil rights epic, Ten Freedom Summers, and has built a creative relationship with a much younger pioneer, the pianist Vijay Iyer. A trumpetpiano duo is a tough call, but the two operate with a charismatic delicacy and subtle force. The centrepiece is a largely improvised seven-part suite dedicated to Indian visual artist Nasreen Mohamedi


Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith - A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
Performer: Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith
Genre: Jazz
Title: A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
Country: US
Released: 11 Mar 2016
Style: Free Jazz
MP3 album: 1189 mb
FLAC album: 1776 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 232
Source: CD, Album
№ Cat: ECM 2486, B0024613-02
Label: ECM Records