Vijay Iyer

VÖ: 24.02.2012

Genre: Piano Jazz



ACT 9524-2, 614427952424
vijay iyer / piano
stephan crump / bass
marcus gilmore / drums

produced by vijay iyer
recorded by chris allen, august 8-9, 2011 at sear sound, nyc

cover art: mother as a mountain, 1985 by anish kapoor, by courtesy of the artist

Surprising interpretations of both traditional jazz and dewy pop and funk pieces, plus pulsating original compositions: One of the "most important pianists of our time" (The New Yorker) returns with his award-winning trio.

Vijay Iyer
Vijay Iyer is the American pianist of the moment: In an incredible feat, he won the prestigious Downbeat Critics Poll in 2012 in five categories: Jazz Artist, Pianist, Rising Star Composer of the Year, his trio was named the Best Jazz Group, and their album "Accelerando" was honored as the Best Jazz Album of the Year. No other jazz musician has achieved this level of success since the poll's inception in 1953. Howard Reich's assessment in the Chicago Tribune is by no means an exaggeration: "There can be no doubt anymore that pianist and composer Vijay Iyer ranks among the most creative and innovative jazz artists of the generation under 40." What's particularly impressive is the breadth of Iyer's musical abilities and the diverse influences he incorporates into various musical configurations. His highly acclaimed trio, with which he achieved international recognition, is worth highlighting. The two ACT albums, "Accelerando" (2012) and the Grammy-nominated "Historicity" (2009), were among the most noted jazz albums of recent years. Jazzwise sums it up succinctly: "Vijay Iyer has the potential to forever change the language of jazz piano."
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