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.
BBC Introducing Track
Vijay Iyer Trio recorded at The Vortex on 1 May 2012
Line-up: Vijay Iyer (piano), Stephan Crump (bass), Marcus Gilmore (drums)
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)