Vijay Iyer Trio performs a Tiny Desk Concert on April 20, 2015. Olivia Merrion/NPR hide caption

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Vijay Iyer Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

Fueled by a dozen years of rhythmic interaction (and a lot of espresso), Iyer's working band transforms selections from throughout the pianist's deep and varied catalog.

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For three years, jazz musician Vijay Iyer has worked with poet and performer Mike Ladd to set the words of war veterans to music. The resulting album, released earlier this month, is called Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Filmmaker Prashant Bhargava and jazz musician Vijay Iyer's project Radhe Radhe: a visually and sonically dazzling collaboration. KPO Photo/courtesy of Carolina Performing Arts hide caption

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