September
23rd 2009
The Jazz Session #87: Vijay Iyer

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Pianist Vijay Iyer navigates the stream of history on his new trio recording, Historicity (ACT, 2009). Joined by bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore, Iyer unravels and rebuilds compositions of his own, and those of a cast as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Andrew Hill, Leonard Bernstein and M.I.A. In this interview, Iyer tackles everything from mirror neurons to math jazz, Fibonacci numbers to the legacy of Roy Haynes. And he answers the question: Is it necessary to understand any of this stuff to appreciate his music? Learn more at www.vijay-iyer.com.

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7 Responses to “The Jazz Session #87: Vijay Iyer”

  1. The Jazz Session » Jazz Now: Jason Crane’s five jazz CDs for new listeners on 27 Sep 2009 at 12:28 am #

    [...] of his qualities is his unswerving commitment to speak the truth. That comes across when you listen to him speak, but it also shines through when you hear him play. Iyer is always in pursuit, always moving [...]

  2. Jazz Don't Hurt: Five Recent CDs For New Listeners | Popdose on 28 Sep 2009 at 7:31 am #

    [...] of his qualities is his unswerving commitment to speak the truth. That comes across when you listen to him speak, but it also shines through when you hear him play. Iyer is always in pursuit, always moving [...]

  3. The Tuesday Link Dump: Updating The Blogroll, Pt. 2 | My Blog on 29 Sep 2009 at 9:28 pm #

    [...] before, but I forgot to add it to the blogroll (Doh!) so here it is again. Some recent highlights: Vijay Iyer, Ellis Marsalis and NPR’s own Marian McPartland. He also gave us a Jazz Now list [...]

  4. Stephan Crump on 09 Mar 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    Hello Jason,

    I hope you’re doing well.
    Thank you for your support of Vijay’s trio and the new album. We’ve all been very excited to feel the enthusiastic response from so many quarters.

    In addition to playing in that trio and a few other groups, I’m also a composer and bandleader myself, and I have a new album coming out this April with my Rosetta Trio, which features Liberty Ellman and Jamie Fox on acoustic and electric guitars, along with myself on bass and compositions.

    If you’re interested, I’d be happy to send you an album…CD, that is.
    Just let me know…

    Thanks again, Jason!

    All the best,

    Stephan

  5. Jason Crane on 10 Mar 2010 at 11:04 am #

    Thanks, Stephan! I contacted you via email.

  6. Vijay Iyer Trio @ Jazzklubb Fasching April 2010 « CarlosIbanez.se on 18 Apr 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    [...] it leads us to re-experience our own practice of perception.” Listen to Jason Crane’s interview with Vijay Iyer from The Jazz Session, in which he talks about “everything from mirror neurons to math jazz, [...]

  7. The Jazz Session » Grammy nominees on The Jazz Session on 02 Dec 2010 at 10:29 am #

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