Vijay Iyer takes his jazz stylings to Royce Hall

What happens when a jazz piano trio releases a dance record in 2012? Before any seizure-inducing thoughts of a Swizz Beatz-produced take on "Body and Soul" come to life, listen to pianist Vijay Iyer's modern vision of jazz's body-moving roots. A head-bobbing step forward for a trio that topped year-end lists with 2009's "Historicity," "Accelerando" is a rambunctious yet nimble celebration of the groove that turns as much on the fulcrum of drummer Marcus Gilmore and bassist Stephan Crump as it does on Iyer's restlessly inventive piano. Royce Hall, UCLA. 7 p.m. Sun. $20-$45. cap.ucla.edu

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