Break Stuff

Available on: Break Stuff is what happens after formal elements have been addressed. Vijay Iyer calls the break “a span of time in which to act. It’s the basis for breakdowns, breakbeats, and break dancing... it can be the moment when everything comes to life.” A number of the pieces here are breakdowns of other [...]

2017-05-29T02:55:48+00:00March 18th, 2015|Projects, Store|


Mutations is Vijay Iyer’s first album as a leader for the ECM label, and a recording that will widen perceptions of the pianist-composer’s work. At its center is “Mutations I-X”, a composition scored for piano, electronics, and a string quartet, featuring Miranda Cuckson and Michi Wiancko (violin), Kyle Armbrust (viola), and Kivie Cahn-Lipman (cello). A major piece built out of cells and fragments, [...]

2017-05-29T03:02:49+00:00February 13th, 2014|Projects, Store|

Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dream Project

Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project is the latest album to emerge from the ongoing collaboration of Grammy-nominated pianist/composer Vijay Iyer and poet/performer/librettist/emcee Mike Ladd. Resulting from a project over three years in the making, the new release focuses on veterans of color from the last decade’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Holding It Down is a thought-provoking, sometimes frightening, and ultimately exhilarating [...]

2017-05-29T03:04:52+00:00March 24th, 2013|Projects, Store|


Available on:    ACT Music presents Accelerando, the much anticipated follow-up to the Vijay Iyer Trio's Grammy-nominated Historicity – voted the No. 1 jazz album of 2009 around the world, including in the Downbeat critics' poll and by The New York Times. Accelerando is an album driven by the visceral, universal, intoxicating experience of rhythm [...]

2017-05-29T03:07:00+00:00November 27th, 2012|Projects, Store|
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