US piano star Vijay Iyer shares his musical inspirations. Plus rising saxophonist Camilla George in session.
East Coast piano star Vijay Iyer shares his musical inspirations – including a haunting recording by the late American pianist Geri Allen and a head-spinning Michael Jackson track.
Vijay Iyer is one of the most celebrated jazz musicians of his generation, known for his touch, rhythmic ingenuity and wide-ranging influences – which include hip hop, R&B and Indian Carnatic music. He was named Jazz Artist Of The Year in DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll 2018 – the third time he has won the award.
Also in the programme, young saxophonist Camilla George, a rising star in the UK, joins us in the studio to play music from her latest album, The People Could Fly. Born in Nigeria but based in London, Camilla’s music takes inspiration from both of these backgrounds as well as her time spent playing with the long-running Jazz Jamaica group. Plus presenter Kevin Le Gendre plays a mix of classic tracks and the best new releases.
Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin' Else.