Vijay Iyer
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Reviews // 3 Articles
News // 2 Articles

The 70 Best Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 5:00 PM

The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

The Best Jazz of 2010
7 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM

Jazz is working all the angles these days. Is there any other genre that has as much range -- from solo instruments to big bands, from instrumental to vocal, from European musicians to both North and South Americans, from truly pretty music to raucously avant-garde "noise"?


Vijay Iyer: Solo
19 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM

The contemporary pianist in a highly patterned solo recital, playing a riveting mixture of originals and standards, each one transformed with intelligence.

Vijay Iyer Trio: Historicity
25 Oct 2009 // 5:00 PM

A stellar jazz trio + a wide-ranging repertoire = a great record.


Iyer's jazz pulls from a grab bag
24 Aug 2010 // 7:44 AM

LOS ANGELES — Critical acclaim can be a tricky thing. While no musician would reject it, when an album becomes an 800-pound gorilla on year-end best-of

Jazz pianist's music draws on the Indian rhythms of his heritage
19 Dec 2006 // 12:15 AM

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 music.

//Mixed media

20 Questions: L'Anarchiste

// Sound Affects

"To say that L'Anarchiste is one of the best bands to emerge out of Salt Lake City makes for an awfully reductive statement, as their Sufjan-inspired brand of soulful folk-rock needs to be heard to be believed.

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