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Vijay Iyer On Jazz's 'History Of Defiance,' His Influences And Playing In A Sextet

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Clockwise from upper left: Esperanza Spalding, Vijay Iyer, The No BS Brass Band, Robert Glasper NPR hide caption

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All Songs +1: Our Most Memorable Tiny Desk Jazz Sets

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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

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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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Vijay Iyer On Learning From War

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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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Vijay Iyer released his latest trio record, Accelerando, on March 13. Jimmy Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Vijay Iyer: The Physical Experience of Rhythm

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