Accelerando - Vijay Iyer Trio
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  • Summary: The third album from pianist Vijay Iyer with bassist Stephen Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore includes several original compositions as well as cover songs from jazz, disco, R&B, and electronic music.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. Mar 16, 2012
    100
    Accelerando is a rambunctious yet nimble celebration of the groove that turns as much on the fulcrum of drummer Marcus Gilmore and bassist Stephan Crump as it does on Iyer's restlessly inventive piano.
  2. Jun 21, 2012
    90
    Interspersed in between the renditions throughout the course of Accelerando... are five outstanding Iyer-penned performances.
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    90
    As its title suggests, Accelerando provides plenty of speed and also a very real adrenaline rush.
  4. Apr 12, 2012
    82
    From the first shudder of the keyboard and crack of drums to that last, celebratory walk through the village of the virgins, Iyer, Crump and Gilmore keep things spellbinding.
  5. Mar 16, 2012
    80
    He may not voice things like Ellington would have, but it doesn't matter. It could never stop, as far as I'm concerned.
  6. Mar 22, 2012
    80
    Accelerando is a triumph in creativity and expert musicianship, and further underscores Iyer's status as a genuine jazz innovator.
  7. Mar 26, 2012
    80
    Put simply, Accelerando is an album filled with highlights.

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  1. Apr 3, 2012
    8
    Although the new album from Vijay Iyer Trio - "Accelerando" largely is an avant-garde, compositions present very specific instrumental partsAlthough the new album from Vijay Iyer Trio - "Accelerando" largely is an avant-garde, compositions present very specific instrumental parts thank to whom art pieces are easily memorable. Worth mentioning are at least conductive parts of drums in "The Star Of A Story" or heavily accented bridges in the "Mmmhmm". Collapse

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