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New Release: The Transitory Poems

Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn, two of creative music’s most resourceful players, learned to meld and mesh their artistic approaches inside Roscoe Mitchell’s Note Factory ensemble (as documented on Mitchell’s 2007 recordingFar Side). Since then, Iyer and Taborn have continued to play concerts together. The Transitory Poems, recorded live at the Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, [...]

2019-05-07T03:57:42+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Latest News|

Vijay Iyer named DownBeat Jazz Artist of the Year

Vijay Iyer named DownBeat Jazz Artist of the Year - The Vijay Iyer Sextet is DownBeat's Jazz Group of the Year! For the 4th time this decade Vijay has been named Artist of the Year by Downbeat, with his band the Vijay Iyer Sextet named Group of the Year on the heels of their highly [...]

2018-06-26T06:39:17+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Latest News, Media|

#1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart

Far From Over - #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart for the first week of September Reviews in Rolling Stone, NPR's Fresh Air, NY Times, Pitchfork, LA Times, The Guardian... "If you're looking for the shape of jazz to come, here it is......the sturdiness of its design and the passion of its execution make [Far [...]

2017-09-07T08:01:01+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Latest News|

NEW ALBUM PRE-ORDER: FAR FROM OVER Vijay Iyer Sextet

Vijay Iyer Far From Over Vijay Iyer: piano, Fender Rhodes Graham Haynes: cornet, flugelhorn, electronics Steve Lehman: alto saxophone Mark Shim: tenor saxophone Stephan Crump: double-bass Tyshawn Sorey: drums Keyboardist-composer Vijay Iyer’s energized sequence of ECM releases has garnered copious international praise. Yet his fifth for the label since 2014 – Far From Over, featuring his dynamically commanding sextet – finds [...]

2017-08-25T19:58:23+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Latest News|

Vijay Iyer Named Downbeat’s Artist of the Year

We’re excited to announce that for the second year running, DownBeat Critic’s Poll has named Vijay Iyer Artist of the Year! This is the third time that Vijay has been given the magazine's top award, and he's won numerous other awards from DownBeat, year after year. This is Vijay's third honor from DownBeat; check out [...]

2017-03-30T17:49:23+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Latest News|