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The Bad Plus: These are the Bad Plus

The most controversial band in jazz today is neither some plugged-in improv band nor a no-stones smooth-jazz group. No, the Bad Plus is an acoustic piano trio that makes many people fall in love with jazz for the first time even as it turns off longtime listeners to the music. Why are tastes so divided about the Band Plus? Tad Hendrickson talks with the band about their phenomenal success over the past year. Meanwhile, Bill Milkowski dissects the group, and John Murph wonders aloud if race is part of the Bad Plus’ popularity.

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Vic Juris

Without much fanfare, guitarist Vic Juris has been accumulating an impressive body of recorded work over the past nine years for SteepleChase that showcases his … Read More “Vic Juris”