Vijay Iyer Sextet Far From Over ECM 2581 Steve Lehman, Alto Saxophone; Graham Haynes, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Electronics; Stephen Crump, Double Bass; Tyshawn Sorey, Drums; Vijay Iyer, Piano, Electric Piano; Mark Shim, Tenor Saxophone After successful outings for ECM in groupings ranging from duets (with Wadada Leo Smith) to a string quartet plus piano/electronics quintet, VijayContinue reading “Vijay Iyer: “Far From Over” (CD Review)”
I am very proud of flutist Gina Izzo and pianist Erika Dohi. Their duo, known as Righteous Girls, performs twice in Japan this week. They are presenting their Gathering Blue project, recorded on New Focus Records, at Horie Arte, 1-18-17 Kita-Horie, Osaka, Japan, on June 3rd and 5th at 7:30 PM. Gathering Blue features composers Ambrose Akinmusire, Andy Akiho, Dave Molk, Jonathan Ragonese, Pascal Le Bouef, Randy Woolf, and Vijay Iyer. Gina andContinue reading “Big in Japan”
A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke Vijay Iyer, piano, Fender Rhodes, electronics Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet ECM New Series CD 2486 A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke is a duo outing featuring keyboardist (and recently hired Harvard Professor) Vijay Iyer and trumpeter elder statesman Wadada Leo Smith. The most striking aspect of the duo’sContinue reading “Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith on ECM”
I am thrilled that on July 10th Righteous Girls are releasing their debut album, Gathering Blue, on New Focus Recordings . It contains works by Andy Akiho, Akinmusire, Pascal Le Boeuf, Vijay Iyer, Dave Molk, Mike Perdue, Jonathan Ragonese, and Randy Woolf, as well as my own “For Milton,” an homage to Milton Babbitt that isContinue reading “Righteous Girls: Gathering Blue”
Pianist Vijay Iyer’s latest ECM release, Break Stuff, is out in the US on February 10. The recording features bassist Stephan Crump, and drummer Marcus Gilmore. Encompassing compositions by Monk and Coltrane, an homage to early hip hop, excerpts from Iyer’s Open City project and from a suite premiered at MoMA, Break Stuff may accessContinue reading “Vijay Iyer Trio – “Break Stuff” (Video preview)”
The New Classical – posted on Musical America –Vijay Iyer: Mutations.