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The Bad Plus: Activate Infinity (Edition)/ Reid Anderson/Dave King/Craig Taborn: Golden Valley Is Now (Intakt)

Drummer Dave King and bassist Reid Anderson have had an uproarious last 24 months. They lost their partner of 17 years in the Bad Plus, pianist Ethan Iverson, found a new Bad keyboardist/pal (the joyously diabolical Orrin Evans), and recorded two new albums, including this month’s Activate Infinity. At the same time, Anderson and King renewed … Read More “The Bad Plus: Activate Infinity (Edition)/ Reid Anderson/Dave King/Craig Taborn: Golden Valley Is Now (Intakt)”

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Vector Families: For Those About to Jazz/Rock We Salute You (Sunnyside)

You’re forgiven for thinking this might be a collection of AC/DC covers. Despite the title, For Those About to Jazz/Rock, We Salute You is an album of avant-garde jazz by Bad Plus drummer Dave King’s outfit Vector Families. The quartet, with saxophonist Brandon Wozniak, guitarist Dean Granros and bassist Anthony Cox, makes a hybrid of … Read More “Vector Families: For Those About to Jazz/Rock We Salute You (Sunnyside)”

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