A Guide to Jazz Pianist Vijay Iyer

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Few jazz artists have cast their net as widely as pianist Vijay Iyer in terms of song selection. Across his discography, Iyer has taken on his jazz heroes in Thelonious Monk and Steve Coleman to pop/R&B royalty in Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to modern glitch and hip-hop in Flying Lotus and M.I.A., often on the same album. To listen to a Vijay Iyer record is to hear the musical curiosity and omnivorous appetite with which he explores with different configurations, ranging from solo outings all the way to sextets.