The Bad Plus are the ultimate originals. A democratic unit with a clear vision and a refusal to conform to convention. For the past two decades they have played with spirit and adventure, made their own rules and done so with a bold sense of creativity and intent. Avoiding easy categorization, The Bad Plus has won critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance.
Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder (guitar) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone) – instigating a new wave of excitement and anticipation within the band that is re-energizing their sound and inspiration. The Bad Plus have constantly searched to bridge genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.
This is The Bad Plus in their most creative and expressive form. This is The Bad Plus now.
According to the The New York Times: “[The Bad Plus] A combustible trio with a book of finely orchestrated, catchy original tunes, and a knack for radically reconstituted pop covers.” And the Rolling Stone raves: “By any standard, jazz or otherwise, it is moving, mighty music…bad to the bone, hot players with hard-rock hearts”
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