The Vijay Iyer Trio (Vijay plus Tyshawn Sorey and Linda May Han Oh) have announced their first album in over five years, Uneasy, due April 9 via ECM (pre-order). In the liner notes, Vijay speaks about the album title, saying, "the word ‘uneasy’ feels like a brutal understatement, too mild for cataclysmic times. But maybe, since the word contains its own opposite, it reminds us that the most soothing, healing music is often born of and situated within profound unrest; and conversely, the most turbulent music may contain stillness, coolness, even wisdom."
The album features eight originals, as well as renditions of Cole Porter’s “Night and Day” and Geri Allen’s “Drummer Song.” The first single is the captivating "Children of Flint," which, as the title suggests, is dedicated to the children of Flint, Michigan. Vijay says: