|Studio album by Jason Moran|
|Released||September 10, 2002|
|Recorded||April 12, 2002|
|Studio||Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY|
|Jason Moran chronology|
Modernistic is the fourth album led by American pianist and composer Jason Moran and his first solo recording which was released on the Blue Note label in 2002.
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|
The AllMusic review by David R. Adler said "Jason Moran's fourth Blue Note album, a highly idiosyncratic solo piano venture, attempts to reconcile a staggeringly diverse set of influences into a cohesive artistic vision. ... Moran burns the rule book and presents something so thoroughly individual as to be practically without precedent. And still it comes across as a statement of love and respect for the jazz piano tradition".
All About Jazz reviewer Mark F. Turner stated, "Modernistic is Moran's first solo recording and it is truly dynamic. The talented pianist explores the unique intricacies of performing solo successfully ... Modernistic is an enjoyable and rewarding recording from one of today's brightest musicians".
The PopMatters review by Marshall Bowden noted "Moran has taken the thread of his own life as well as those of jazz music, African-Americans, and America itself and woven a remarkable and majestic tapestry that encompasses nearly every aspect of human emotion and aspiration".
All compositions by Jason Moran except where noted