THE BAD PLUS

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Progressive jazz scientists who found a way to put a modern rock-oriented spin on jazz while still honoring its forward-thinking traditions.

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. However, Iverson parted ways with the band in 2017, to be replaced by pianist Orrin Evans.

Both Anderson and King grew up in Minnesota, while pianist Ethan Iverson spent his formative years in Wisconsin. Eventually, after crossing paths in such unlikely places as high school rock showcases and tentative free jazz performances inside Upper Midwestern diners, the three first performed as the Bad Plus in 1990, but they would spend the '90s embracing separate influences, each musician developing a unique musical language that would gestate
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THE BAD PLUS The Bad Plus album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Bad Plus
Nu Jazz 2001
THE BAD PLUS These Are the Vistas album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
These Are the Vistas
Nu Jazz 2003
THE BAD PLUS Give album cover 3.23 | 4 ratings
Give
Nu Jazz 2004
THE BAD PLUS Suspicious Activity? album cover 3.82 | 5 ratings
Suspicious Activity?
Nu Jazz 2005
THE BAD PLUS Prog album cover 3.73 | 4 ratings
Prog
Nu Jazz 2007
THE BAD PLUS For All I Care album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
For All I Care
Nu Jazz 2008
THE BAD PLUS Never Stop album cover 3.88 | 4 ratings
Never Stop
Nu Jazz 2010
THE BAD PLUS Made Possible album cover 4.33 | 3 ratings
Made Possible
Nu Jazz 2012
THE BAD PLUS The Rite of Spring album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
The Rite of Spring
Third Stream 2014
THE BAD PLUS Inevitable Western album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Inevitable Western
Nu Jazz 2014
THE BAD PLUS The Bad Plus Joshua Redman album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
Nu Jazz 2015
THE BAD PLUS It's Hard album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
It's Hard
Nu Jazz 2016
THE BAD PLUS Never Stop II album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Never Stop II
Nu Jazz 2018
THE BAD PLUS Activate Infinity album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Activate Infinity
Nu Jazz 2019

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THE BAD PLUS Authorized Bootleg album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Authorized Bootleg
Nu Jazz 2001
THE BAD PLUS Blunt Object - Live in Tokyo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blunt Object - Live in Tokyo
Nu Jazz 2005
THE BAD PLUS The Tower Tapes #4 : The Bad Plus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Tower Tapes #4 : The Bad Plus
Nu Jazz 2020

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