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The Bad Plus
Progressive Jazz Scientists
- Thursday, Dec 21, 2017
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
About The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. The band consists of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) and new member Orrin Evans (piano) — a group of passionate collaborators with no single “leader.”
Never Stop II is the first full-length release from this lineup, comprised entirely of original music with each member contributing fresh compositions. The New York Times calls it “an exhilarating document” that sparks an exciting new chapter for the iconic group. The Bad Plus will be supporting Never Stop II on tour throughout 2018.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“A combustible trio with a book of finely orchestrated, catchy original tunes, and a knack for radically reconstituted pop covers.”
– The New York Times
“By any standard, jazz or otherwise, it is moving, mighty music…bad to the bone, hot players with hard-rock hearts.”
– Rolling Stone
“The Bad Plus are the Coen brothers of jazz: Midwesterners, both ironic and dead earnest, technically brilliant, beyond versatile, a little chilly sometimes, but funny, surprising, and pretty hard to pin down.”
– The New Yorker