April 21, 2014
The Bad Plus at Jazz Standard
The trio has garnered attention and controversy over the past twelve years for their unique blend of avant-garde jazz, classical and rock. The Bad Plus first rose to popularity with a wide range of covers, always harmonically complex and technically virtuosic. The covers include a wide span genres and artists; from Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Blondie, Wilco and Aphex Twin to Ornette Coleman and Paul Motian. The group’s latest project is a sprawling interpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.
The band features Ethan Iverson on piano, Reid Anderson on bass, and David King on drums. The group will play two sets a night (7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.) Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $30 per set and can be purchased here.