VIJAY IYER & GRAIG TABORN

Biography

Two innovative New York pianists, contemporaries, friends and, on top of that, both at the forefront of adventurous contemporary music, will perform as a duo.

It is a rare occasion that these two pianists perform as a twosome. Both are being praised for their imaginative playing and their qualities as solo pianists and band leaders of many ensembles, which often include prominent jazz and improv players from New York. This unique excursion from their busy schedules could be described as not just a duo, but a challenging dialogue between two innovative spirits who are open to jazz history as well as new developments in the fields of hip-hop, electronica and the classical spectrum.

Vijay Iyer does not see himself as a typical virtuoso, but still he’s an important example for the current generation of jazz pianists because of his originality and unique timing. Thelonious Monk is a source of inspiration, but his music can also refer to Michael Jackson, M.I.A. or techno pioneer Robert Hood. His comrade Craig Taborn is being hailed as a ‘visionary of the current wave’ (Downbeat) because of his intriguing style of playing in which he explores the tones and overtones of the piano in their smallest details.

‘A piano spectacle that meandered between expressionism and impressionism’ (Enola.be on Vijay Iyer & Craig Taborn).

‘They showed an amazing level of communication as they ran through one adventurous number after another. They kept the crowd guessing throughout the set list, motoring through a variety of tunes that spanned the gamut of modern jazz styles. The two players volleyed short leads countless times, delivering the musical equivalent of a tennis match’ (JazzTimes).

Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn from EMPAC @ Rensselaer on Vimeo.

 

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CRAIG TABORN PIANO SOLO
November 2018

ENRICO RAVA - DANILO REA DUO
NOVEMBRE

BILL FRISELL SOLO
NOVEMBRE

STEVE COLEMAN AND FIVE ELEMENTS
NOVEMBRE

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE 4ET
GENNAIO

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE "ORIGAMI HARVEST"
FEBBRAIO

BILL FRISELL TRIO
FEBBRAIO 2019

STEVE COLEMAN AND FIVE ELEMENTS
FEBBRAIO 2019

DAVE DOUGLAS & URI CAINE DUO
FEBBRAIO 2019

JOHN SCOFIELD SOLO
FEBBRAIO

MICHEL PORTAL 4ET with SCLAVIS, HUMAIR, CHEVILLON
FEBBRAIO

QUINTORIGO
MARZO

DINOSAUR
MARZO

VIJAY IYER & GRAIG TABORN
MARZO 2019

JOHN SURMAN "INVISIBLE THREADS" with NELSON AYRES & ROB WARING
marzo

BOSSO, GUIDI - "NOT A WHAT"
MARZO

CHRIS POTTER TRIO
MARZO

Avishai Cohen Quartet
MARZO / APRILE 2019

ANAT COHEN TENTET
APRILE

STEVE LEHMAN TRIO
APRILE

RAVA SPECIAL EDITION
APRILE

GIOVANNI GUIDI "AVEC LE TEMPS" with BEARZATTI, CECCHETTO, LOBO, MORGAN
APRILE 2019

MARK GUILIANA "BEAT MUSIC"
APRILE

Avishai Cohen Quartet
APRILE

RAVA & FRIENDS with MAKIKO HIRABAYASHI - JESPER BODILSEN - MORTEN LUND
MAGGIO

THE BAD PLUS
MAGGIO 2019

CARLA BLEY "TRIOS"
MAGGIO 2019

JOHN SCOFIELD "COMBO 66"
MAGGIO

AVISHAI COHEN "BIG VICIOUS"
MAGGIO

JULIAN LAGE TRIO
GIUGNO

ANAT COHEN & MARCELLO GONSALVES "Outra Coisa"
GIUGNO

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE "ORIGAMI HARVEST"
LUGLIO

DAVE DOUGLAS "ENACT"
LUGLIO

BILL FRISELL TRIO
LUGLIO

JOHN SURMAN "INVISIBLE THREADS" with NELSON AYRES & ROB WARING
LUGLIO

MARK GUILIANA "BEAT MUSIC"
LUGLIO

RAVA SPECIAL EDITION
LUGLIO

CARLA BLEY "TRIOS"
SETTEMBRE

GIOVANNI GUIDI STRING 4ET
SETTEMBRE

BILL FRISELL "HARMONY"
OTTOBRE

BOSSO, GUIDI - "NOT A WHAT"
OTTOBRE

AVISHAI COHEN "BIG VICIOUS"
OTTOBRE

MARK GUILIANA "BEAT MUSIC"
NOVEMBRE

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