Fantastic cover version of a seventies disco classic by Heatwave, off the new Vijay Iyer album. Iyer’s trio retains the romance of the theme, but introduces an off-kilter focus which resolves into a storming riff.
Here’s the dreamily perfect original for comparison.
As a possible reply to Blimpy’s recent Polar Bear post, here are cover versions of Ronnie Foster’s Mystic Brew and M.I.A.’s Galang by Vijay Iyer’s piano trio from their new album, Historicity. I wouldn’t necessarily call it post jazz, but it’s certainly exploring new ground, and I like it a lot.I also like the way Vijay apparently first heard the Ronnie Foster track as a sample in ATCQ’s Electric Relaxation.