Vi­jay Iyer Sex­tet Lon­don

The Guardian - The Guide - - Music - John Ford­ham

Former maths and physics brainiac and prize-win­ning pian­ist and com­poser Vi­jay Iyer daunt­ingly fuses African, Amer­i­can, In­dian and math­sin­spired rhyth­mic ideas in his work. Some­how it al­ways feels ac­ces­si­ble and cool, his bands sound­ing un­can­nily joined at the hip even if they seem to be si­mul­ta­ne­ously in­ves­ti­gat­ing com­pletely dif­fer­ent tunes. Iyer has had a reg­u­lar res­i­dency at the Wig­more Hall this year, and for this visit brings his pow­er­ful horn-packed sex­tet, who carry echoes of 60s and 70s Miles Davis, the Bad Plus, and plenty of bluesy, folk-rooted mu­sic, too.

Wig­more Hall, W1, Fri

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