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The Bad Plus: Bio

The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and 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.

The band consists of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) and new member Orrin Evans (piano) - 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. The New York Times calls it "an exhilarating document" that sparks an exciting new chapter for the iconic group.

1 Maps (Karen Lee Orzolek, Brian Chase, Nick Zinner)
2 Games Without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel)
3 Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman)
4 I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
5 Alfombra Magica (Bill McHenry)
6 The Beautiful Ones (Prince)
7 Don't Dream It's Over (Neil Finn)
8 Staring At The Sun (Tunde Adebimpe, David Sitek)
9 Mandy (Richard Kerr, Scott English)
10 The Robots (Ralf Hutter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos)
11 Broken Shadows (Ornette Coleman)
The Bad Plus: The Band That Never Stops

OKeh Records/Sony Music Masterworks has announced the release of the eagerly awaited new album by The Bad Plus. IT'S HARD arrives in stores and at all leading digital retailers on August 26th. The Bad Plus' eleventh studio recording IT'S HARD sees the leaderless trio – bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King – returning to the distinctive deconstruction of pop forms that drew their first international attention almost two decades ago. Recorded this past April at NYC's Brooklyn Recording with longtime engineer Pete Rende (Joshua Redman, Bill McHenry), the album spans both era and inspiration as The Bad Plus offer new perspectives on classic songs from the 1970s to the 2010s.

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