Exposé Online banner

Vijay Iyer

Vijay Iyer
Country
United States
Profile
Vijay Iyer (born October 26, 1971 in Albany, New York) is an American jazz pianist and composer. He has formal training on violin, but is largely self-taught on piano. While pursuing a doctorate in physics at the University of California, Berkeley, he played music, joining Steve Coleman's group in 1994. He has since worked in many configurations with musicians from around the world and composed works for string quartet, orchestra, and other types of ensembles.
Photo by Lena Adasheva
Website
http://vijay-iyer.com
Related articles (2)
Releases on file (10)
Rez Abbasi — Unfiltered Universe Rez Abbasi — Unfiltered Universe
(Whirlwind WR 4713, 2017, CD)
Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith — A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke Vijay Iyer / Wadada Leo Smith — A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke
(ECM 2486, 2016, CD)
Rez Abbasi's Invocation — Suno Suno Rez Abbasi's Invocation — Suno Suno
(Enja ENJ-9575 2, 2011, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith — Spiritual Dimensions Wadada Leo Smith — Spiritual Dimensions
(Cuneiform Rune 290/291, 2009, 2CD)
Rez Abbasi — Things to Come Rez Abbasi — Things to Come
(Sunnyside SSC 1236, 2009, CD)
Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet — Tabligh Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet — Tabligh
(Cuneiform Rune 270, 2008, CD)
Rudresh Mahanthappa — Codebook Rudresh Mahanthappa — Codebook
(Pi Recordings PI21, 2006, CD)
Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa — Raw Materials Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa — Raw Materials
(Pi Recordings PI903, 2006, CD)
Rudresh Mahanthappa — Mother Tongue Rudresh Mahanthappa — Mother Tongue
(Pi Recordings PI14, 2004, CD)
Rudresh Mahanthappa — Black Water Rudresh Mahanthappa — Black Water
(Red Giant RG012, 2002, CD)

Latest news

2020-09-09
Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more

2020-09-05
Gary Peacock RIP – Legendary bassist Gary Peacock, veteran of many recordings and performances with Paul Bley, George Russell, Roland Kirk, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, and many more. » Read more

2020-07-22
Tim Smith RIP – Tim Smith, leader of the eccentric band Cardiacs, has died at the age of 59 after many years of health problems. Cardiacs was known for intense and complicated music that combined punk energy with the rhythmic and harmonic sophistication of progressive rock. » Read more

2020-07-12
Judy Dyble RIP – Singer-songwriter Judy Dyble, who was a founding member of Fairport Convention and one of the distinctive voices of the 60s folk revival in Britain, has died at the age of 71. Her passing came at the end of a long illness, though which she continued to work. » Read more

2020-07-06
Ennio Morricone RIP – Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The creator of scores for more than 500 movies, some of his works have become the most recognizable sounds in the history of cinema. His soundtracks for Sergio Leone's Westerns made from 1964 to 1971, are iconic landmarks in film music, but he also composed for dramas, comedies, and other genres. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Robin Taylor - Isle of Black – Danish Guitarist Robin Taylor's adventurous endeavors continue forward on his tenth solo album in ten years with a markedly different slant. Opening cut, "Confessions," meshes old-style Frippertronics...  (2009) » Read more

Ozric Tentacles - Arborescence – With Arborescence Ozric Tentacles have their fifth studio effort in as many years. As usual the texturing of the soundscape remains their focus and their foremost strength. Alarmingly unique in...  (1994) » Read more

The Insect Trust - The Insect Trust – As a longtime fan of Fairport Convention and British folk rock, I had dismissed American folk as being either too cloying or too familiar. Not so with The Insect Trust, who do for American folk and...  (2001) » Read more

Fonya - Earth Shaper – Earth Shaper is a travel into a fantasy land. A rather colorful travel where most of the times the instruments are equal in conveying the soundscapes to these imaginary places. It could be described...  (1996) » Read more

Bryan Beller - Thanks in Advance – Bassist Bryan Beller’s long awaited second release is nothing short of an ensemble tour de force. On the surface one could easily mistake the nine recordings as a crack shot guitarist’s...  (2009) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues