Vijay Iyer Trio
Vijay Iyer Trio
Uneasy

Vijay Iyer Trio

APR 6-9| Vijay Iyer

Apr 07 - Apr 09, 2023
Miner Auditorium
FriApr 7
7:30 PM

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SatApr 8
7:30 PM

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SunApr 9
3:00 PM

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Vijay Iyer’s week continues with the Bay Area premiere of the most recent iteration of his superlative trio.

By the time Iyer released his first trio album with the standard bass and drums configuration he’d established himself as one of the most accomplished and conceptually probing pianists of his generation. His lavishly praised 2009 album Historicity introduced his powerhouse working band with bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore, which served as Iyer’s primary trio vehicle for the next decade (with Iyer’s fellow MacArthur Fellow Tyshawn Sorey sometimes taking over the drum chair).

In 2021, he introduced a new trio with Sorey and bassist Linda May Han Oh that seemed to capture the disquieting zeitgeist with another critically hailed album, Uneasy (ECM). While credited to all three musicians and marked by breathtaking interplay, the trio reflects Iyer’s vision as the group navigates the intricate rhythmic cycles, rollercoaster momentum shifts, and dense harmonies that make the pianist’s music so enthralling. He also wrote most of the tunes, though Sorey, a celebrated composer in and outside of jazz, and Oh, a bassist with astounding tonal control, are full partners in bringing the music to raw and glorious life.

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The trio reflects Iyer’s vision as the group navigates the intricate rhythmic cycles, rollercoaster momentum shifts, and dense harmonies that make the pianist’s music so enthralling

Touching on both Cole Porter and Eric Garner, this long-time trio invigorate bop with thrilling, socially conscious free jazz

The Guardian

Touching on both Cole Porter and Eric Garner, this long-time trio invigorate bop with thrilling, socially conscious free jazz

The Guardian

Personnel

Vijay Iyer piano
Linda May Han Oh bass
Tyshawn Sorey drums

A set of modern piano jazz covering a remarkable range, featuring three brilliant musical imaginations playing well together.

PopMatters on 'Uneasy'

Personnel

Vijay Iyer piano
Linda May Han Oh bass
Tyshawn Sorey drums

A set of modern piano jazz covering a remarkable range, featuring three brilliant musical imaginations playing well together.

PopMatters on 'Uneasy'

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