Rhythm’s the Thing

Pianist Vijay Iyer gives us a master class in the science of rhythm

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Sep 19, 2018 · 5 min read

By Kevin Berger

Vijay Iyer doesn’t like the term “genius” and the jazz pianist is on a roll explaining why. “The ‘G word’ is often used to shut down conversation or inquiry into a particular artist, into his or her community and connection to others,” Iyer says. “No music happens in a vacuum.”…

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