The latest from Vijay Iyer:
JazzMix Festival presents Fieldwork
Nov 24 at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., NYC, 7:30pm
The collective trio FIELDWORK (Vijay Iyer, piano/compositions; Steve Lehman, alto saxophone/compositions; Tyshawn Sorey, drums/compositions) makes its first NYC appearance since June, as part of the ongoing JazzMix Festival. The performance is at the new-ish, large-ish venue Le Poisson Rouge, a lovely spot in the former home of the legendary Village Gate (158 Bleecker btwn Thompson & Sullivan, NYC; ONE SET ONLY at 7:30pm sharp). The concert will be filmed for broadcast by the European music television channel, MEZZO. We’ll be playing material from our CD Door, released last spring on Pi Recordings. Come join us and get on TV!
* Paper magazine asked me what books I’m reading:
* Time Out New York asked Talib Kweli, Santogold, Danny Hoch, Judith Jamison, myself, and several others some vague questions about diversity, or lack thereof (in response to this issue and its aftereffects).
* We recently recorded two discs: one with Tirtha [see http://myspace.com/tirthatheband ], and another featuring the new quintet and the ongoing trio. Watch for both releases in 2009.