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A Week of New Duos: Reviews: Iyer & Smith, Iggy Pop & Homme, Batman & Superman

Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith’s “A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke” is stunning. Seemingly a duet between Smith’s ethereal trumpet and Iyer’s probing piano, Nasreen Mohamedi’s drawings and poetry as inspiration makes for a trio. A trio vastly different from the Iyer trio. Though Iyer commands a pulse here, the music lacks Iyer’s characteristic […]

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Vijay Iyer and “Reaching” in Jazz Music

A few weeks back I witnessed Vijay Iyer, one of my favorite pianists, play a mesmerizing concert with the Vijay Iyer trio featuring Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore. It was without a doubt the most spectacular performance I have ever seen, and I suspect it will be my favorite concert that I will ever see. […]

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