Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith at BPAC

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave

Baruch Performing Arts Center continues its Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series with pianist Vijay Iyer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith performing selections from their 2016 album A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke on April 17, 2020 at 8PM. The... more

Baruch Performing Arts Center continues its Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series with pianist Vijay Iyer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith performing selections from their 2016 album A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke on April 17, 2020 at 8PM. The concert will be held at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-$51 and can be purchased online at https://ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/1014634?performanceId=10437252.   Released in March 2016 on ECM records, A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Strokefeatures Vijay Iyer and his "hero, friend and teacher," Wadada Leo Smith. Iyer had previously played extensively with Smith in the trumpeter's Golden Quartet. A particularly inspiring collaboration at New York's The Stone early in 2015 underlined the affinity of the two musicians' sounds and concepts and made the documentation of the duo a priority. The resulting album was produced by Manfred Eicher at New York's Avatar Studios in October 2015, capturing the improvisational magic of the duo, the expressive individuality of the participants and the ways in which they can-as Wadada Leo Smith says-"merge as a sing... more

Baruch Performing Arts Center continues its Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series with pianist Vijay Iyer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith performing selections from their 2016 album A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke on April 17, 2020 at 8PM. The concert will be held at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues), NYC. Tickets are $16-$51 and can be purchased online at https://ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/1014634?performanceId=10437252.
 
Released in March 2016 on ECM records, A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Strokefeatures Vijay Iyer and his "hero, friend and teacher," Wadada Leo Smith. Iyer had previously played extensively with Smith in the trumpeter's Golden Quartet. A particularly inspiring collaboration at New York's The Stone early in 2015 underlined the affinity of the two musicians' sounds and concepts and made the documentation of the duo a priority. The resulting album was produced by Manfred Eicher at New York's Avatar Studios in October 2015, capturing the improvisational magic of the duo, the expressive individuality of the participants and the ways in which they can-as Wadada Leo Smith says-"merge as a single wave, or a single voice."
 
The album received acclaim from fans and critics alike. Writer Alec Wilkinson of The New Yorker called it "a two-figure play in which the exchanges involve mortality or impermanence or divinity. The musicians seem to trade remarks and sometimes talk with one another...The discourses are both cultivated and passionate." For their collaboration on A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke, Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith were named Duo of the Year in 2017 by The Jazz Journalists Association.
 
About the Artists
Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchforkas "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." He has been voted DownBeat Magazine's Artist of the Year four times-in 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2012-and Artist of the Year in Jazz Times' Critics' Poll and Readers' Poll for 2017. Iyer was named Downbeat's 2014 Pianist of the Year, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. In 2014 he began a permanent appointment as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard University, with joint affiliations in the Department of Music and the Department of African and African American Studies.


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Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith at BPAC

Vijay Iyer & Wadada Leo Smith at BPAC
04/17/2020 08:00 PM
Fri, April 17
8:00PM
$
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

Baruch Performing Arts Center

55 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010
Box Office: (646) 312-5073

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