Vijay Iyer Trio
Jez Nelson presents US pianist Vijay Iyer in concert with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore at the 2015 Elbjazz Festival in Hamburg.
Jez Nelson presents American pianist Vijay Iyer in concert with his longstanding trio of bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore at the 2015 Elbjazz Festival in Hamburg.
Described by the Guardian as "one of the world's most inventive new-generation jazz pianists", Iyer has been a driving force in contemporary jazz since the 1990s, when he worked with saxophonist Steve Coleman and recorded the first of many acclaimed albums under his own name.
Material for this concert comes from his latest release, Break Stuff, which saw him top DownBeat Magazine's Artist of the Year poll for 2015. Working as one, with Iyer contributing sparkling runs, the trio experiment with shifting textures, driving riffs and metric puzzles.