Vijay Iyer Trio’s latest album Break Stuff, hailed by The New York Times as the trio’s “best record,” is Vijay’s third release on the legendary ECM label. The trio has been touring around the United States throughout the spring, and will be playing shows in Europe in May and again in July.
The album features longtime trio members bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore, a trio that Pop Matters says “continue to make the argument that we are in a golden age for daring jazz that is also accessible to any open ear, young, old, or otherwise.”
Break Stuff, which has been hailed by The Guardian as “A dizzying pinnacle of contemporary jazz” is a celebration of what happens between formal elements by prioritizing what Vijay calls “the stuff that happens in the breaks.” The New York Times states that the record “confirms [Vijay’s] stature in jazz’s contemporary vanguard, along with the dynamic excellence of his working trio.”
Watch the video below, head over to ECM for samples and more info, and purchase the album digitally or on CD now via Amazon or iTunes. ECM will release Break Stuff on vinyl on June 2, 2015. Pre-order the album on vinyl from Amazon.