As a collective of three widely celebrated young composer-performers (Vijay Iyer – piano, Steve Lehman – saxophone, Tyshawn Sorey – drums), Fieldwork’s music reflects each member’s ties to the American jazz tradition, modern composition, African and South Asian musics, underground hip-hop and electronica, and the influential music of Chicago’s A.A.C.M.. Fieldwork’s intensely collaborative rehearsal process resembles that of a rock band: they use group improvisation to develop and expand their intricate compositions into something larger than the sum of its parts. The result is a dense yet visceral musical world — tightly unified ensemble playing, extroverted and high-impact, but with a mysterious inner logic.

“A jazz power trio for the new century.”
— NPR’s Fresh Air

Vijay Iyer Fieldwork