Vijay Iyer

After his album, Historicity, was named #1 jazz album of 2009 by The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and the annual Village Voice jazz critics poll, what did Vijay Iyer do? He released Solo, an album that features him solely on piano.  It’s as if he’s questioning what he’s really capable of, ‘a dialogue with himself’ as he puts it.  The album contains songs by musicians that have inspired him his entire life, from jazz and pop stars alike. Watch Vijay Iyer in this unique solo show at Philadelphia’s historic Eastern State Penitentiary.

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