Modirzadeh, Hafez - Post-Chromodal Out!

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"Scintillating ... a radical cultural exchange"-New York Times

"Thick with ideas and inspiration."-Los Angeles Times

"Post-Chromodal Out! represents the next step in Iranian-American saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh’s quest to create a seamless cross-cultural exchange between the Persian dastgah and American jazz. This record introduces a piano re-tuned to a variation on Persian temperament, performed by Grammy®-nominated pianist Vijay Iyer, who takes on the instrument with an improvisatory mastery befitting his own reputation for combining jazz with the music of different cultures. The addition of the re-tuned piano results in music that is like nothing that has been attempted before. It promises to shake Western music’s harmonic foundation, while still concentrating on the lyricism and rhythmic sensibility of jazz, a further testament to the transformational potential of this unique American art form."
Hafez Modirzadeh: alto & tenor saxophones
Amir ElSaffar: trumpet
Vijay Iyer: piano
Ken Filiano: bass
Royal Hartigan: drums
Danongan Kalanduyan: kulintang
Faraz Minooei: santur
Timothy Volpicella: electric guitar
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