Date(s) - 01/12/2017
9:15 pm - 11:00 pm
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Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith — A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke
Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer performs with his ‘hero, friend and teacher’, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, who belongs to the first generation of players to come out of Chicago’s hugely influential Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM).
By overwhelming consensus, the Vijay Iyer Trio (Vijay Iyer, piano; Stephan Crump, double bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums) has become one of the pivotal jazz bands of the twenty-first century. Described as “the best piano trio in jazz today” (Der Spiegel), “the great new jazz piano trio” (The New York Times), “truly astonishing” (NPR), and “the best band in jazz” (PopMatters), the trio makes “cutting-edge music, but always accessible” (The Guardian) – emotionally resonant and deeply interactive, radiating groove and brimming with polyrhythmic detail, rooted in tradition yet truly innovative in style and form.