The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tix Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein and George Badger 1/2 Price Night for Students (at the door only with valid I.D.; based on availability) Doors at 8:30 PM “…somewhere between refreshing and downright awe-inspiring.” – CMJ Monthly The Bad Plus has a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits of what constitutes a jazz trio. Known for quirky originals and inspired takes on classic rock songs, their tenth album, Inevitable Western, continues the band’s commitment to what the New York Times referred to as “avant-garde populism.” The concept refers to the idea that serious music can be as engaging and accessible as it is provocative. Their new record features an emotional twang throughout and is accompanied by the Americana milieu of being dusty and weathered, yet free....
The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus

$25/Adv $30/Door No Comp Tix Doors and dinner beginning at 6:00 PM Sponsored by Daphne and Stuart Wells and Barbara Beerstein and George Badger “…somewhere between refreshing and downright awe-inspiring.” – CMJ Monthly The Bad Plus has a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits of what constitutes a jazz trio. Known for quirky originals and inspired takes on classic rock songs, their tenth album, Inevitable Western, continues the band’s commitment to what the New York Times referred to as “avant-garde populism.” The concept refers to the idea that serious music can be as engaging and accessible as it is provocative. Their new record features an emotional twang throughout and is accompanied by the Americana milieu of being dusty and weathered, yet free....

The Bad Plus; Friday, December 5, 2014

The Bad Plus Friday, December 5, 2014 Kuumbwa Jazz Center “…somewhere between refreshing and downright awe-inspiring.” – CMJ Monthly The Bad Plus has a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits of what constitutes a jazz trio. Known for quirky originals and inspired takes on classic rock songs, their tenth album, Inevitable Western, continues the band’s commitment to what the New York Times referred to as “avant-garde populism.” The concept refers to the idea that serious music can be as engaging and accessible as it is provocative. Their new record features an emotional twang throughout and is accompanied by the Americana milieu of being dusty and weathered, yet free. Forming in the late nineties, the New York City-based trio has constantly been on the lookout for rules to break, boundaries to cross and new genres and techniques to explore. As The New York Times again described when chronicling The Bad Plus’ ascent onto the scene, they’re “better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-60s jazz and indie rock…” Made up of bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King, they have released ten albums, featuring a distinctive and original canon of originals alongside a cache of idiosyncratic covers of artists ranging from Neil Young to Aphex Twin and Tears For Fears to Igor Stravinsky. Inevitable Western sees the band explore the point where pop, blues and folk meld with classic melodies and rhythmic innovation. As Rolling Stone aptly describes, “it’s about as badass as highbrow gets.” A truly “leaderless trio,” each member is crucial in all respects, and their interplay remains as fresh as ever. An emotional noir-ish quality seeps...
The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus

Monday, April 29, 7:00 PM The Bad Plus $25/Adv $28/Door No Comps Doors and dinner at 6:00 PM “…somewhere between refreshing and downright awe-inspiring.” – CMJ Magazine The Bad Plus has spent over a decade challenging and refining what a piano/bass/drums trio can, and should, be. On their eighth album, titled Made Possible, bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King are taking their distinctive aesthetic to new heights. Layers of synthesizer and electronic drum sounds can be heard prowling amid the trio’s signature acoustic palette. The album’s nine tracks, including eight originals, showcase all that this trio is capable of, plus the new twists and turns with which they always surprise....