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Vijay Iyer

Kevin LeGendre talks to New York pianist Vijay Iyer, who since 1999 has staked a claim as one of the city's key new voices, producing highly-rated work with his quartet, his trio and a duet with spoken word artist Mike Ladd. Vijay gives his thoughts on playing solo as opposed to playing in the Quartet and talks about the influence of pop music on his own compositions, which in turn has become part of today's jazz.

Title: C-Jam Blues
Artist: Red Garland Trio (Red Garland - piano, Paul Chambers - bass, Arthur Taylor drums)
Album: Groovy
Label: Prestige 0888072306523
Track: 1
Comp: Duke Ellington
Publ. EMI Robbins Catalog-ASCAP
Dur:8m17s

Title: Snake Stance
Artist: Nasheet Waits (Logan Richardson - alto sax, Jason Moran - piano, Tarus Mateen - bass, Nasheet Waits - drums)
Album: Equality
Label: Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 347
Track: 7
Comp: Jason Moran
Publ. SGAE
Dur:4m04s

Title: Smoke Stack
Artist: Vijay Iyer Trio (Vijay Iyer - piano, Stephan Crump - bass, Marcus Gilmore, drums)
Album: Historicity
Label: ACT ACT 9489-2
Track: 5
Comp: Andrew Hill
Publ. Act Musis
Dur:2m42s

Title: Ascent
Artist: Vijay Iyer
Album: Blood Sutra
Label: Artists House Music AH 9
Track: 4
Comp: Vijay Iyer
Publ. Vijay Iyer
Dur:1m20s

Title: Mystic Brew
Artist: Ronnie Foster
Album: The Flavour of Fat City
Label: More Groove, Japan MGE 227
Track: 1
Comp: Ronnie Foster
Publ. n/a
Dur:48s

Title: Mystic Brew
Artist: A Tribe Called Quest
Album: Midnight Marauders, The Samples
Label: Jive 399084
Track: 1
Comp: Ronnie Foster
Publ. n/a
Dur:27s

Title: Mystic Brew
Artist: Vijay Iyer Trio
Album: Historicity
Label: ACT ACT 9489-2
Track: 8
Comp: Ronnie Foster
Publ. Act Music
Dur:55s

Title: Historicity
Artist: Vijay Iyer Trio
Album: Historicity
Label: ACT ACT 9489-2
Track: 1
Comp: Vijay Iyer
Publ. Act Music
Dur:1m50s

Recorded at Edinburgh's Jazz Bar, September 2009:
The Really Youthful Quartet
Joe Wright (saxophone)
Kevin Garrity (trombone)
Pete Johnstone (piano)
James Lindsay (bass)
Corrie Dick (drums)

Title: Jean de Fleur
Artist: The Really Youthful Quintet
Comp: Grant Green
Dur:6m57s

Title: 317 32nd Street
Artist: The Really Youthful Quintet
Comp: Lennie Tristano
Dur:7m53s

Title: Fog/Chasing Jazz Bars
Artist: The Really Youthful Quintet
Comp: Joe Wright
Dur:12m50s

Title: Rhythm-a-Ning
Artist: Branford Marsalis Quartet (Branford Marsalis - sax, Joey Calderazzo - piano, Eric Revis - bass, Jeff 'Tain' Watts - drums)
Album: Metamorphosen
Label: Marsalis Music 0874946001106
Track: 5
Comp: Thelonious Monk
Publ. Marsalis Music
Dur:8m00s.

1 hour, 15 minutes

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