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Vijay Iyer

Jez Nelson presents American pianist Vijay Iyer in concert with his trio at the Vortex jazz club in London. With Stephan Crump (bass) and Marcus Gilmore (drums).

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • 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

    • Untitled

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

    • Vijay Iyer Trio

      Optimism

      Composer: Vijay Iyer

    • Vijay Iyer Trio

      Hood

      Composer: Vijay Iyer

    • Vijay Iyer Trio

      Human Nature

      Composer: John Bettis, Steve Porcaro

    • Vijay Iyer Trio

      The Star Of A Story

      Composer: Rodney Temperton

    • Vijay Iyer Trio

      Body And Soul / Actions Speak

      Composer: Johnny Green / Vijay Iyer

  • Stevie Wonder Medley

    • Vijay Iyer Trio

      Big Brother

      • Historicity.
      • ACT.
    • Gretchen Parlato

      I Can't Help It

      • In a Dream.
      • Obliq Sound.
    • Zoe Rahman

      Contusion

      • Kindred Spirits.
      • Manushi Records.
    • Marcus Strickland

      You've Got It Bad Girl

      • Idiosyncrasies.
      • Strick Muzik.
    • Herbie Hancock

      You've Got It Bad Girl

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

    • Untitled

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

    • Stevie Wonder

      Big Brother

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

    • Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson

      Big Brother

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

    • Stevie Wonder

      Free

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

    • Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson

      Free

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

    • Stevie Wonder

      Race Babbling

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

    • Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson

      Race Babbling

      Composer: Stevie Wonder

Broadcast

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