Vijay Iyer
Features // 2 Articles
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

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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