Dave King

The Bad Plus To Perform At The Side Door

The Bad Plus To Perform At The Side Door

The Bad Plus has been one of the most important jazz trios over the last 15 years or so. The group has always been co-led by its three members, all of whom are also composers. They made a name for themselves by playing Black Sabbath and Nirvana along with Ornette Coleman and Igor Stravinsky.

They have always been irreverent and also rigorous. Part of the message has been that the music is the leader.

The band has a new piano player. Founding member Ethan Iverson, the pianist, left the group at the end of last year, and drummer Dave King and bassist Reid Anderson asked pianist Orrin Evans to join the group. Without holding tryouts, the new trio continues to use intuition and...

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