Das indische Album des amerikanischen Jazz-Pianisten des Jahres 2010. Tirtha verbindet scheinbar mühelos musikalische Tradition mit zeitgenössischem Jazz in einem innovativen Trio-Format.
The Sanskrit word tīrtha (THEER-tha) literally means a ford, or a shallow place in a river that can be easily crossed over. Within a spiritual context, tirtha denotes a holy place near a body of water - somewhere where everyday struggles fall away, and where one passes easily into a deeper and more profound state of being. Aptly, Tirtha is now also the name of a phenomenal trio featuring three powerhouse musicians who at once honor and traverse the streams of tradition. It is also the name of their exciting new album on ACT. Individually, Indian-American pianist-composer Vijay Iyer, Chennai (formerly Madras)-born guitarist-composer Prasanna, and Hyderabad native and tabla player Nitin Mitta are already highly accomplished artists who shift easily among multiple musical languages. Together, they have achieved a fully realized, deeply th...line up
produced by tirtha
recorded august 11-12, 2008 at systems two, brooklyn, new york. engineer: joe marciano
mixed by scotty hard & vijay iyer at irritainment studios, brooklyn, new york, december 2008
mastered at turtletone studios, nyc by mike fossenkemper