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Vijay Iyer

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 June 2012

Jez Nelson presents American pianist Vijay Iyer in concert with his trio at The Vortex jazz club in London. Drawing influence from Indian, modern classical and pop styles, Iyer has gained a reputation as one of the most original and daring voices of his generation, creating music that is at once rhythmically complex and direct. His already prolific career has included numerous notable collaborations that reflect the breadth of his musical influences, including with saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa and the poet Mike Ladd. This trio - featuring Stephan Crump on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums - caused a stir with the release of their first album, Historicity. Celebrating the release of their much-anticipated follow-up Accelerando, they continue to reinvent familiar repertoire and deliver stellar originals.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Chris Elcombe.

Music Played

19 items
  • BBC Introducing Track

    • Dakhla In The Land Of Milk And Honey

      In The Land Of Milk And Honey, Self released

  • Vijay Iyer Trio recorded at The Vortex on 1 May 2012

    • Line-up: Vijay Iyer (piano), Stephan Crump (bass), Marcus Gilmore (drums)

    • Image for Vijay Iyer Trio

      Vijay Iyer Trio Optimism

      Composer: Vijay Iyer

    • Image for Vijay Iyer Trio

      Vijay Iyer Trio Hood

      Composer: Vijay Iyer

    • Image for Vijay Iyer Trio

      Vijay Iyer Trio Human Nature

      Composer: John Bettis, Steve Porcaro

    • Image for Vijay Iyer Trio

      Vijay Iyer Trio The Star Of A Story

      Composer: Rodney Temperton

    • Image for Vijay Iyer Trio

      Vijay Iyer Trio Body And Soul / Actions Speak

      Composer: Johnny Green / Vijay Iyer

  • Stevie Wonder Medley

  • Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson play Stevie Wonder, Live Session for Jazz on 3 recorded 16 May 2012

    • Cleveland Watkiss (voice, Rhodes), Orphy Robinson (vibraphone, percussion, electronics)

    • Image for Stevie Wonder

      Stevie Wonder Big Brother

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

    • Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson Big Brother

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

    • Image for Stevie Wonder

      Stevie Wonder Free

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

    • Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson Free

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

    • Image for Stevie Wonder

      Stevie Wonder Race Babbling

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

    • Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson Race Babbling

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

  • Vijay Iyer at the Vortex

    Vijay Iyer at the Vortex

  • Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson, in the Jazz on 3 studio, playing Stevie Wonder!

    Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson, in the Jazz on 3 studio, playing Stevie Wonder!

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