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Sunday, May 4 2014

Evocation of the Ancestors: An Interview with the Bad Plus

In tackling Stravinsky, the Bad Plus tell PopMatters how they've met their most interesting challenge yet.


Wednesday, December 12 2012

The Best Jazz of 2012

Jazz today remains the music that stays alive through a remarkable alchemy. On this list, traditions that go back to the jazz roots co-exist with modern pop tunes, and the avant-garde edges of the music blend in fluid ease with tonal beauty.


Sunday, January 23 2011

The Bad Plus Plays It Straight(ish)

The Bad Plus is about equally likely to play Nirvana or play Stravinsky. But mostly they play their brand of up-to-the-minute jazz. Will Layman looks at the new recording by the Bad Plus, Never Stop, discusses the band’s history, and talks it over with the group’s pianist, Ethan Iverson.


Reviews

Thursday, April 10 2014

The Bad Plus: The Rite of Spring

The "power jazz" trio reinvents Stravinsky's avant-garde classic in a wholly new way. And darn if it doesn't sound fresh!


Monday, October 29 2012

The Bad Plus: Made Possible

I keep waiting for the Bad Plus to screw up. Could it be that For All I Care was the closest they'll ever get?


Sunday, February 13 2011

The Bad Plus: Never Stop

No longer hiding behind irony, The Bad Plus emerge unscathed and even more worthy of applause.


Wednesday, February 18 2009

The Bad Plus: For All I Care

By adding a vocalist, the Bad Plus feel reduced to mere backing-band status, something that a group this talented should never, ever be subjugated to.


Monday, May 28 2007

The Bad Plus: Prog

Jazz trio covers Tears for Fears without irony, Bowie with care, and outdoes Rush's "Tom Sawyer" with their originals. No jazz album this year even comes cloes.


Blogs

Thursday, April 8 2010

The Bad Plus: 7.April.2010 - New York

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


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