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The Bad Plus

Inevitable Western

Sony Masterworks | OKeh

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The Bad Plus - Gold Prisms Incorporated - Live
The Bad Plus: The Band That Never Stops
1 I Hear You
2 Gold Prisms Incorporated
3 Self Serve
4 You Will Lose All Fear
5 Do It Again
6 Epistolary Echoes
7 Adopted Highway
8 Mr. Now
9 Inevitable Western
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The Bad Plus - bassist Reid Anderson, pianist EthanIverson, and drummer David King - release their tenth studio recording, Inevitable Western, is comprised entirely of originals and continues the band's committed belief in what Nate Chinen of The New York Times dubbed ‘avant-garde populism' - the idea that serious music can be as engaging and accessible as it is forward-thinking and provocative. Inevitable Western sees the group exploring the same set of aesthetic principles that fired their inception: an exploration of myriad musical forms born of jazz and advanced using any sonic source that forwards music that is uniquely The Bad Plus. The spark continues on tracks like Anderson's lyrical "Do It Again" and the post-rock twists and turns of King's "Gold Prisms Incorporated." This is an album where pop, blues and folk meld with classic melodies and rhythmic innovation into that rarest of hybrids: intelligent music for themasses.


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