Bad Plus

An acclaimed, genre-bending jazz trio, the Bad Plus play a maverick combination of originals and covers that blur the line between post-bop jazz, and instrumental rock. Formed in 1990, the group originally featured longtime friends, pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer David King. Their self-titled 2001 debut The Bad Plus included reinventions of pop songs including ABBA's "Knowing Me, Knowing You," Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," and Rodgers & Hart's "Blue Moon." While that feat followed them through press clippings over the years, the band did not remain in one place very long. They continually sought to redefine the jazz piano as a work in progress: All of its members wrote, all soloed. Their common love for rock and pop songs carried over. On 2007's Prog, they showcased just how they moved music itself forward in juxtaposing jazz with classical music and...

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Bad Plus Albums

1 record