Vijay Iyer

Historicity - CD

  • Format: CD (also available as Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9489-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94892 2
  • German Release: 28/08/2009
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, US-Jazz

Grammy-nominated. No.1 best jazz album of 2009 in polls by New York Times, npr and ECHO Jazz

Presto! Here is the great new jazz piano trio! The New York Times

"Immensely exciting... hugely enjoyable and thoroughly accessible... A galvanizing album" All About Jazz

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What does jazz have to do with mathematics? More than one might think, says Vijay Iyer: “Music contains a lot of abstract thought and concepts like rhythm, chords and structures. It deals with numbers and quantities, which is what mathematics does. There was a time when mathematics was associated with traditions that did not differentiate between spirit and intellect, and that is exactly what music is for me. For me it’s all about letting rational structures become intuitive.” The American pianist with Indian roots knows what he is talking about: before becoming a musician he studied mathematics and physics at Yale and UC Berkeley. Only after saxophonist Steve Coleman offered him the position of pianist in his band in the mid 1990s, did Iyer decide to devote himself completely to music. Since then, thanks to his intelligence and highl...

line up

Vijay Iyer - piano
Stephan Crump - bass
Marcus Gilmore - drums

Recording Information

Recorded by Joe Marciano at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY on November 3, 2008 & March 31, 2009
Assistant engineer: Max Ross
Mixed by Scotty Hard at Clawed Knobs, Brooklyn, NY on April 11 - 13, 2009
Mastered by Mike Fossenkemper at Turtletone Studio, New York, NY
Produced by Vijay Iyer