Jazz Concerts and Shows

The Bad Plus
Tue, Jun 25 ~ Sun, Jun 30

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Six nights at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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Orrin Evans – piano
Reid Anderson – bass
Dave King – drums

In a career now into its third decade, The Bad Plus has avoided easy categorization through collective creativity, unique sonic textures, and a flair for live performance. The intensely collaborative trio has con­stantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while explor­ing the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. In 2019, the band consists of founding members Reid Anderson and Dave King and new pianist Orrin Evans — a group of passionate collaborators with no single “leader.” Never Stop II is the first full–length release from this lineup, comprised entirely of original music with each member contributing fresh compositions. “There have hardly been any jazz ensembles with a stronger collective identity, or more longevity. Perhaps only the Modern Jazz Quartet outstrips them. Like that quartet — and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, in other territory — the Bad Plus developed a devoted following, while reflecting a cultural moment.” (Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times, 1.3.2018)



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Nancy Kelly

CD release performance at Birdland Theater, NYC