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Blogs // 1 Articles
The Best Jazz of 2014
17 Dec 2014 // 8:10 PM
The skeptics who claim jazz is weaker than before simply aren't listening. As these 16 albums reveal, jazz remains on the cutting edge.
Evocation of the Ancestors: An Interview with the Bad Plus
4 May 2014 // 8:14 PM
In tackling Stravinsky, the Bad Plus tell PopMatters how they've met their most interesting challenge yet.
The Bad Plus: Inevitable Western
27 Oct 2014 // 8:02 PM
The gloriously varied piano trio returns to a program of all-original music, still mixing jazz, rock, classical, avant-garde, and you-name-it styles in a way that defies convention.
The Bad Plus: The Rite of Spring
10 Apr 2014 // 8:06 PM
The "power jazz" trio reinvents Stravinsky's avant-garde classic in a wholly new way. And darn if it doesn't sound fresh!