This project started in 2013 when Vijay came to my set at the Winter Jazz festival in NYC. We spoke again in 2015 and agreed to play together.
Here is the outcome of that session. Of course i have to say the obligatory it was a honor to play with Vijay etc. Which is truly heartfelt, such a beautiful human being!!
He fit as if he had been part of the group since it’s inception, his grasp of the conceptual aesthetic of the NHE is genius! Inside/Out. Outside/In.
Ernest Dawkins - alto saxophone
Junius Paul - bass
Isaiah Spencer - drums
With Special Guest Vijay Iyer - piano