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The Bad Plus - Minneapolis jazz trio
Renowned for putting an avant-garde jazz spin on rock classics by the likes of Queen, Nirvana, and David Bowie, The Bad Plus are a multi-talented trio hailing from Minneapolis. You can both buy and sell Bad Plus tickets on StubHub.
From Stravinsky to Sinatra
Multi-instrumentalists David King, Ethan Iverson and Reid Anderson first shared the stage in 1989 but it was only in 2000 that they decided to come together as The Bad Plus. Featuring both original compositions and tracks previously recorded by artists as diverse as ABBA, Nirvana and Frank Sinatra, the trio's eponymous debut album arrived a year later. They continued to pursue this approach throughout the ‘00s, covering the likes of Blondie on 2003's major label ‘These Are the Vistas', Black Sabbath on 2004's ‘Give' and Vangelis' ‘Chariots of Fire' on 2005's ‘Suspicious Activity'. The three-piece then stuck to just one genre on 2007's ‘Prog', added vocals to their sound for the first time on 2008's ‘For All I Care', and abandoned the covers entirely on 2010's self-penned ‘Never Stop'. In 2012, they embraced electronica on ‘Made Possible', in 2014 they interpreted Igor Stravinsky's classical piece ‘The Rite of Spring', and in 2016, they teamed up with saxophonist Joshua Redman for a collaborative LP. Take a look at the various The Bad Plus tickets currently available on StubHub.
A band with a new lease of life
The Bad Plus made their name putting their own avant-garde jazz spin on various ‘80s and ‘90s rock classics. But since Orrin Evans replaced founding member Ethan Iverson in 2018, the trio's live performances have largely focused on their own material, particularly the entirely original LP ‘Never Stop II'. Fans can still look forward to the odd unique cover, with the likes of Aphex Twin's ‘Film' and Ornette Coleman's ‘Street Woman' still regularly featuring in their set lists. But it's the trio's tight-knit musicianship that now firmly takes centre stage, from drummer King's driving backbeats, to Anderson's steady bass solos and Evans' bop-influenced keys. Improvisation is also a major part of The Bad Plus live experience, with the trio often cutting loose while impressively busting more than a few moves at the same time. If you haven't caught one of America's most innovative and exciting avant-garde jazz acts in their element, then check out the range of The Bad Plus tickets now on offer at StubHub.
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