The Bad Plus


The Bad Plus at the Triple Door in Seattle, October 2013. l. to r.: Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson and Dave King

The Bad Plus — pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer David King — have broken down the walls of jazz convention and created an uncompromising body of work. Few jazz groups have amassed such acclaim, and few have inspired such controversy. Their brand of avant-garde populism has put them at the forefront of a new instrumental music movement. While most of their output is original music, they also deconstruct songs in the pop, rock, country, and classical music idioms. The Bad Plus is both thrilling and provocative, which makes it one of the most acclaimed bands on the jazz scene.


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