The Vijay Iyer Trio's Accelerando is filled with great compositions and playing -- start to finish you can get lost in this music. "The Star of a Story" was the first track that really hit me and I keep going back to it. The rhythm section doesn't just swing on this track; they gallop along creating a great space for Vijay to do his thing. What makes this composition so entrancing is the breakdown. Bassist Stephan Crump takes the lead with a bow and Vijay seamlessly becomes part of the rhythmic flow. It's bold, confident, and beautifully weird.

Vijay Iyer Trio