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Features

Thursday, December 23 2010

The 70 Best Albums of 2010

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.


Tuesday, December 7 2010

The Best Jazz of 2010

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"?


Reviews

Tuesday, October 19 2010

Vijay Iyer: Solo

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


Sunday, October 25 2009

Vijay Iyer Trio: Historicity

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


Sunday, May 11 2008

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.


News

Tuesday, August 24 2010

Iyer's jazz pulls from a grab bag

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


Monday, December 18 2006

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 music.


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