Vijay Iyer Sextet

Vijay Iyer Sextet

Sat, May 12, 2018

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$30.00 - $35.00

This event is 18 and over

Vijay Iyer Sextet
Vijay Iyer Sextet
Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer (pronounced “VID-jay EYE-yer”) has been described by Pitchfork as "one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today," by the Los Angeles Weekly as “a boundless and deeply important young star,” and by Minnesota Public Radio as “an American treasure.” The New York Times has stated, “There’s probably no frame wide enough to encompass the creative output of the pianist Vijay Iyer.”

The Vijay Iyer Sextet is a group of generation-defining, virtuoso improvisers – horn players Graham Haynes, Steve Lehman and Mark Shim alongside rhythm partners bassist Stephan Crump and one of a revolving cast of stellar drummers - Tyshawn Sorey, Marcus Gilmore, Jeremy Dutton and Justin Brown - who leverage a wealth of jazz history even as they push it boldly forward. The music ranges from the thrillingly explosive, to the cathartically elegiac; with melodic hooks, entrancing atmosphere, rhythmic muscle and an elemental spirit all part of the allure. Iyer has been working with the members of this sextet for close to 20 years, in a number of different configurations, and Far From Over, Iyer's newest ECM Records release represents something of a culmination of that work, while also showing Iyer reaching a new peak, furthering an already prolific and diverse artistry.

For this show, the drummer will be Marcus Gilmore.

“rambunctious, furiously funky…. (the sextet offers) the sort of head-bobbing drive and invention that has landed Iyer on multiple best-of lists over the years” – L.A. Times

"If you're looking for the shape of jazz to come, here it is......the sturdiness of its design and the passion of its execution make [Far From Over] 2017's jazz album to beat." - Rolling Stone (Hank Shteamer) August 2017

photo credit: Lynne Harty
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618