Vijay Iyer Trio’s “Accelerando” tops polls for best jazz album of 2012

Vijay Iyer Trio. Photo by Jimmy Katz

Vijay Iyer Trio. Photo by Jimmy Katz

According to a recent news release, following a landslide victory in the 2012 Down Beat International Critics Poll as well as many national newspapers and websites including The New York Times (where the album was included by both the paper’s jazz critics, Nate Chinen and Ben Ratliff), NPRThe Los Angeles TimesSlate.com,PopMatters.comCMJCBC and Amazon.com, pianist and composer Vijay Iyer and his Trio, featuring Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore, are now repeat victors in the Rhapsody Jazz Critics Poll, the successor to the Village Voice Jazz Critics Poll.

Iyer’s trio also won this poll in 2009 for their breakout album Historicity. The Rhapsody poll is now considered the most comprehensive and authoritative list of critics in North America, with 119 critics voting.

The band will follow up this banner year with a weeklong-run at New York’s Jazz Standard.

 

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