Vijay Iyer @ The Stone, Tuesday – Sunday

He’s made his name with his jazz trio, a flagship enterprise that will drop its best album yet in early February, but pianist Vijay Iyer has been involved in several improvising outfits, and a handful of them are part of this six-night run and its ever-changing cast of characters. A duet with trumpet icon Wadada Leo Smith, collabos with ‘Open City’ author Teju Cole and poet Himanshu Suri, experimental ensembles both electric and acoustic, and overt instrumental nods to his Indian heritage – Iyer’s is an art of integration that takes chances and flies high as a matter of course. Put a circle around “The Intuitionists” date, which finds him in cahoots with guitarist Liberty Ellman, bassist Reggie Workman and percussionist Tyshawn Sorey. There’ll be magic there.

The Stone  8 + 10 pm

Village Voice


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