59 min

Far From Over LIFEFORCE

    • Spirituality

Musician Vijay Iyer was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in 2010 for his album, Historicity. His 2017 album, Far From Over, was cited by Rolling Stone as “2017’s jazz album to beat.” He is a MacArthur Fellow and professor at Harvard University. Iyer, however, does not call himself a jazz musician but a creative musician, a term he says that, “has been in circulation for more than fifty years” and was “made up by Black musicians...[who] have resisted the racial tag in their music because they want to assert that their music can mean something to anyone, and they want to define the terms in which that happens. That’s the history and the legacy that I’m the beneficiary of.”

Musician Vijay Iyer was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in 2010 for his album, Historicity. His 2017 album, Far From Over, was cited by Rolling Stone as “2017’s jazz album to beat.” He is a MacArthur Fellow and professor at Harvard University. Iyer, however, does not call himself a jazz musician but a creative musician, a term he says that, “has been in circulation for more than fifty years” and was “made up by Black musicians...[who] have resisted the racial tag in their music because they want to assert that their music can mean something to anyone, and they want to define the terms in which that happens. That’s the history and the legacy that I’m the beneficiary of.”

59 min

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