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News // 2 Articles
The 70 Best Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 4:00 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 // 3:00 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 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 PM
A stellar jazz trio + a wide-ranging repertoire = a great record.
Iyer's jazz pulls from a grab bag
24 Aug 2010 // 6:44 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
18 Dec 2006 // 11:15 PM
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.