The New Cool: The Bad Plus Has 'Em Covered

Dec 17, 2016

Blowing down from Minneapolis, The Bad Plus have been world-wide icons of modern jazz since the beginning of the century. A unique blend of Ethan Iverson's aggressive acoustic piano with classical echoes, Reid Anderson's rock solid yet fluid bass, and Dave King's play-every-inch-of-the-kit drumming, the trio has all the energy of a young rock band, but with the collaborative improvisation of a long-running jazz band.

First catching the attention of jazz and rock fans alike with smart covers of Nirvana, Black Sabbath and ABBA, recent albums have focused on the band's originals, including a Grammy-nominated recent collaboration with saxophonist Joshua Redman titled, “The Bad Plus Joshua Redman.”

Check out their exclusive studio session on knkx from summer 2015.

When the trio returns to Seattle for their gig at the Neptune Theatre on January 19, expect to hear their wild rock/jazz interpretations of hits by Johnny Cash and Barry Manilow, Prince and Kraftwerk alongside their own compositions.

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