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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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Oren Marshall

    Introduction To The Story Of Spedy Sponda

  • Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy & Bob Stewart

    Come Back, Jamaica

  • Wayne Bergeron & Bill Reichenbach

    You Hid What In The Sousaphone?

  • The Gil Evans Orchestra

    Voodoo Chile

  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    Geese

  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    Break Stuff

  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    Mystery Woman

  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    Break Stuff (Reprise)

  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    Libra

  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    Our Lives

  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    Hood

  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    Starlings

  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    The Star Of A Story

  • Vijay Iyer Trio

    For Amiri Baraka

  • Safarisogood

    Alarmist

  • OKO

    Totes Awky Momo

  • Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith

    The Empty Mind Receives

Broadcast

Jazz Now

Jazz Now

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