Articles tagged vijay iyer

3 Dec 2015 // 3:00 AM

The Best Jazz of 2015

A baker’s dozen albums that remind us that jazz remains alive, growing, thriving, and powerful.

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26 Feb 2015 // 3:04 AM

Vijay Iyer Trio: Break Stuff

Iyer’s trio returns for its ECM debut, a sharp rhythmic workout that continues this musician’s brilliant run.

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Having been in the music business for over 40 years, Roscoe Mitchell isn't about to paint himself into a corner just yet.

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Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet: Tabligh

Abstract jazz trumpet in an introspective, explosive world.

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13 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

Fieldwork: Door

A jazz collective mates avant-chamber jazz to power and rhythmic complexity -- but listen with care.

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Vijay Iyer: Tragicomic

The rising jazz pianist takes a stab at transforming the tone of the 21st century with a visionary album that blends the artistic and the intellectual.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Codebook

The rising alto saxophone star makes music from cryptography play as sharp and clear as noon.

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Jazz pianist’s music draws on the Indian rhythms of his heritage

Vijay Iyer is not your garden variety jazz pianist and composer. For one thing, he’s got an interdisciplinary Ph D in cognitive science and

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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