Friday, February 12, 2010

Short Praise for Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer is one of the most rhythmatically, harmonically, and melodically advanced pianists on the scene today. His trio is tight even while performing pieces a bit outside the norm. Their ability to vary the tempo of individual tunes is remarkable. There music is challenging and rewarding--chops everywhere, but no grand-standing. I write this after listening to his newest trio recording, Historicity, recently

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