The Bad Plus
Features // 4 Articles
Reviews // 8 Articles
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!


The Bad Plus: 7.April.2010 - New York
8 Apr 2010 // 4:25 AM

As far as this musically adventurous but honest jazz piano trio goes, the whole is easily greater than the sum of its parts.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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