Archives: vijay iyer

Vijay Iyer – Solo

Solo is a chance for the erudite Vijay Iyer to create a new dialogue, one that exists between him and the older generation of improvisers that have made their mark on jazz piano.

Favorite albums of 2009

I’m staying out of the “Best albums of the year” conversation that happens around this time each year, but allow me to indulge with my favorites of 2009.

Vijay Iyer: Intellect Meets Creativity

by Dean Christesen Pianist Vijay Iyer’s latest release, Tragicomic, has seen the tops of numerous Best of 2008 lists. The album features his trio (with Stephan Crump on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums) and quartet (add Rudresh Mahanthappa on alto saxophone) and is a spectacle of brilliant compositions paired with masterful playing on both […]