The ability to approach both composition and improvisation in such a cerebral manner is a unique quality of the composer/pianist Vijay Iyer. His music encapsulates a vast knowledge of form and a tremendous imagination. Iyer's new CD, Tragicomic, documents his recent progress in the fields of composition and improvisation, backed by his favorite musical companions in a number of settings (trio & quartet). Iyer is accompanied by an amazing group of musicians on Tragicomic: alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore.
released April 22, 2008
Vijay Iyer - piano
Rudresh Mahanthappa - alto saxophone
Marcus Gilmore - drums
Stephan Crump - acoustic bass