Vijay Iyer Sextet & Zoe Rahman Trio
“***** Spine-tingling jazz for heart, head and feet at the dizzying pinnacle of contemporary jazz ” (The Guardian). Pianist, Iyer’s outstanding Sextet is the contemporary jazz group of the moment. Their new ECM recording won “Best Jazz Album Of The Year” across the globe in 2017. It’s a band packed with virtuoso improvisers: Graham Haynes (cornet), Steve Lehman and Mark Shim (saxes) Stephan Crump (bass) and Jeremy Dutton (drums): “Proggy intricacy, elegant drama and breakneck rhythmic thrust” (Rolling Stone).
MOBO winner Zoe Rahman’s Trio open the concert with a thrilling musical world view that encompasses anything from Thelonious Monk to Balkan beats; from sunny Latin sounds, to township South African hymns. “Always exciting, playful, muscular and a tiny bit unhinged, that’s what I love about Zoe Rahman” (Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2).
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Vijay Iyer: 'We're all improvisers and we're all creative people making choices every step of the way.'13 Jul 2018
Leading contemporary jazz pianist-composer brings his acclaimed Sextet to the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
Vijay Iyer, who brings his acclaimed Sextet to the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival on Tue 17 Jul, is one of the leading pianist-composers in contemporary jazz – although like many of his mentors and peers, he resists genre labels. 'Most of the elder…