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The Bad Plus

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by bassbloke, Feb 25, 2003.


  1. bassbloke

    bassbloke

    Feb 26, 2002
    UK
    Any NYCers know these guys? Caught them the other day, Reid Anderson on bass, a fabulous gig I thought. Mixture of their own material (Reid composed a few), some "deconstructions" of pop/rock/electronica by Nirvana, Police, Aphex Twin, then they came back on with some horn players and played some tunes from Ornette Coleman's "Science Fiction". Best gig I've seen in months and I'm enjoying the album as well.
     
  2. Someone knowledgeable just gave their disc a very strong recommendation; time for a trip to Amazon...
     
  3. bassbloke

    bassbloke

    Feb 26, 2002
    UK
    I'm a fan of EST as well - saw them twice last year and have three of their albums. Both bands are piano trios that mix jazz with some rock/pop elements - more so in the case of TBP than EST. I've heard some jazz purists dismiss these bands as "jazz for people who don't like jazz" but I'm a big jazz fan and still enjoy both bands.
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    They're profiled in JazzTimes this month.