A Factor of Three: With his new trio, Vijay Iyer addresses troubled times with a glimmer of hope

“The history of ‘creative music’ is kind of like the history of storming places,” Vijay Iyer told me five years ago. Then, he was seated at a piano in a gallery of the Met Breuer, a five-story hulk of a building that was being inaugurated as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new outpost for modern and

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