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Vijay Iyer, Capturing Your World In the Moment

Written by
Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH
Interview by
Jonathan Wertheim
Staff Writer
jon.wertheim@gmail.com / @rtbjazz

It's pretty difficult to picture a time in which pianist Vijay Iyer hasn't emanated calm. In every interview, tweet, and essay, Iyer has always shown a depth of wisdom and serenity, even when his music can at times portray an immense freneticism, especially in his most recent album on the ACT label, Accelerando. It is only upon tapping this wisdom can one find that his calm in contrast with his ever-present potential for frenzy is always rooted in his ability to capture the moment.

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Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' at NPR and a New Vijay Iyer Track

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

In case you missed the posting last night, Robert Glasper Experiment’s new album, Black Radio is streaming this week at NPR. Now you’ll all finally have the chance to hear this great album that we’ve had for a while and worked to keep under wraps all this time. Also, be on the lookout for an interview our own Jon Wertheim later this week.

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News Brief: Vijay Iyer Wins Greenfield Prize, Portico Maida Vale Session on Gilles Peterson Tonight

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @retronius

Congratulations go to Vijay Iyer for winning the 2012 Greenfield Prize worth $30,000 from the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Iyer, the fifth recipient of the prize, will compose a piece for piano and five winds to be presented at La Musica International Chamber Music Festival in Sarasota, Florida, in April 2014. Read more at the Arts Sarasota website.

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Friday the 13th's Link Dump of Dopeness

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @retronius

Someone come up with a clever name for these link dumps. I’m open to suggestions (among other things, we are an open submission site, you know).