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Monday, October 25th

sounds of New York

One-word review: Wow!

Zoh Amba (tenor saxophone) and Vijay Iyer (piano), live, New York, 10/15/21

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, May 19th

sounds of New York

Aruan Ortiz, Anthony Coleman, Vijay Iyer, Solo Piano Impressions for Herbie Nichols (1919-1963, pianist, composer), live, New York, 2019

One-word review of Aruan Ortiz’s opening set: Wow!

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Saturday, November 10th

Here’s more of the only drummer-composer-trombonist-pianist-professor-MacArthur-“genius”-grant-recipient I know.

Tyshawn Sorey (drums) and Vijay Iyer (piano), live (studio), New York, 2017

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, August 13th

sounds of all over

Vijay Iyer (piano), Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone), Aruna Sairam (vocals), Zakir Hussain (tabla), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017 (performance begins at 16:00)

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 26th

How many bands have not one but two MacArthur-certified “geniuses”?

Vijay Iyer Sextet (Vijay Iyer, keyboards, compositions [2013 MacArthur Fellow]; Tyshawn Sorey, drums [2017 MacArthur Fellow]; Stephan Crump, bass; Steve Lehman, alto saxophone; Graham Haynes, cornet and flugelhorn; Mark Shim, tenor saxophone), live, Ojai, Calif., 2017

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 21st

what’s new

Vijay Iyer (keyboards), Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke, 2016


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“Passages”


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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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Monday, April 4th

sounds of New York

Vijay Iyer Sextet,* live, New York, 2015


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art beat

Bruce Davidson (1933-), Palisades, N.J., 1958

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*VI, piano, compositions; Graham Haynes, cornet; Steve Lehman, alto saxophone; Mark Shim, tenor saxophone; Matt Brewer, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums.

Tuesday, October 13th

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Vijay Iyer Trio (VI, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums), live, New York, 2015*

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random sights

other evening, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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*Set list (courtesy of YouTube):
01:54 Geese
08:16 Break Stuff
13:24 Mystery Woman
20:28 Libra
26:18 Break Stuff (Reprise)
30:55 Starlings
35:46 Chorale
41:13 Work
50:22 Our Lives
58:58 Hood
1:11:00 Taking Flight
1:24:19 Countdown
1:31:22 Becoming

Tuesday, March 24th

can’t wait

This weekend they’ll be in Chicago, playing at Constellation.

Vijay Iyer Trio (VI, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums), Break Stuff, 2015

 

Wednesday, August 20th

Let’s return to New York for another take on piano and string quartet.

Vijay Iyer (piano) and the Brentano String Quartet, from “Time, Place, Action” (V. Iyer), live, New York, 2014


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Happy (88th) birthday to my mother, who’s been dead almost two decades. When it comes to longevity, my genes are lousy. But, always, there’s today.

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