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Vijay Iyer And Missy Mazzoli Live At The WFC, Fleetwood Mac

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Vijay Iyer, Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore. (Kim Nowacki/Q2 Music)

For three nights in October, WNYC presented live concerts at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden atrium, with each one hosted by John Schaefer.

Today on the show, Soundcheck presents the last of the three-part series, a double-bill featuring jazz pianist Vijay Iyer and composer Missy Mazzoli's all-female band Victoire. The radio broadcast contained most of the concert, but here's a full version that includes an additional piece from Victoire, all four movements of Iyer's suite "Break Stuff" and more conversation.

WNYC: Victoire and Vijay Iyer at the Winter Garden, Oct. 24, 2012

 

And, with Fleetwood Mac's recent announcement that they're about to go on tour next year, KCRW's Anne Litt digs into the recent trend of Fleetwood Mac cover songs on two tribute compilations that came out in 2012. 

Guests:

Vijay Iyer, Anne Litt and Missy Mazzoli

Fleetwood Mac, Cover To Cover

Fleetwood Mac is back -- again. The 1970s pop act just announced a new tour, their first in three years. But that’s not so unusual for a legacy act. But what’s more unusual is the recent bumper crop of Fleetwood Mac covers, by younger bands. KCRW's Anne Litt has been following the trend, and she joins us to discuss.

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Missy Mazzoli And Victoire: Live From The World Financial Center

For three nights in October, WNYC presented live concerts at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden atrium, with each one hosted by John Schaefer. In the last of the three part series, composer Missy Mazzoli performs a set with her all-female electroacoustic band Victoire. 

 

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    Vijay Iyer: Live From The World Financial Center

    For three nights in October, WNYC presented live concerts at the World Financial Center's Winter Garden atrium, with each one hosted by John Schaefer. On the last night of the event, jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer performs with his trio. The set included the piece "Break Stuff" which was inspired by music writer Jeff Chang's history of hip hop, the 2005 book Can't Stop, Wont Stop, and tells us how he was moved by a pivotal story from the dawn of the genre.

     

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