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Tour Dates

10/14/2019Puerto de Coquimbo / Coquimbo, Chile
10/15/2019Thelonious Jazz Club / Recoleta, Chile
10/16/2019Teatro Biob?o / Concepcion, Chile
10/17/2019Teatro Municipal / Via Del Mar, Chile
10/20/2019Baldwin Auditorium / Durham, NC
10/22/2019South Jazz Kitchen / Philadelphia, PA
10/23/2019South Jazz Kitchen / Philadelphia, PA
10/24/2019The Hangar Theatre / Ithaca, NY
10/25/2019Scullers Jazz Club / Boston, MA
10/26/2019Scullers Jazz Club / Boston, MA
10/27/2019The Press Room / Portsmouth, NH
10/28/2019One Longfellow Square / Portland, Maine
10/29/2019ArtsRiot / Burlington, VT
10/30/2019Iron Horse Music Hall / Northampton, MA
11/01/2019City Winery / Washington, DC
11/03/2019Brooklyn Bowl / Brooklyn, NY
11/09/2019Exit Zero Jazz Festival / Cape May, NJ
11/10/2019Royce Hall / Los Angeles, CA
11/13/2019Jazz Cafe / London, United Kingdom
11/14/2019Babylon Bomonti / Istanbul, Turkey
11/16/2019Pardon, To Tu / Warsaw, Poland
11/17/2019Contemporary Art Centre / Vilnius, Lithuania
11/18/2019Zig Zag Jazz Club Berlin / Berlin, Germany
11/19/2019Jazzclub Unterfahrt / Munchen, Germany
11/20/2019TivoliVredenburg / Utrecht, Netherlands
11/21/2019Nasjonal Jazzscene / Oslo, Norway
11/22/2019Jazz Club Etoile / Paris, France
11/23/2019Jazzclub Uster / Uster, Switzerland
11/26/2019Clamores Jazz Club / Madrid, Spain
11/28/2019Kulturlokal Stromboli / Hall In Tirol, Austria
11/30/2019Jazz Club Ferrara / Ferrara, Italy
12/06/2019Old Town School of Folk Music / Chicago, IL
12/07/2019Listening Room / Grand Rapids, MI
12/08/2019The Crosstown Theater / Memphis, TN
12/25/2019The Dakota / Minneapolis, MN
12/26/2019The Dakota / Minneapolis, MN
12/27/2019The Dakota / Minneapolis, MN
12/28/2019The Dakota / Minneapolis, MN
01/08/2020Nancy's Jazz Lounge / St. Louis, MO
01/09/2020Nancy's Jazz Lounge / St. Louis, MO
01/10/2020Nancy's Jazz Lounge / St. Louis, MO
01/11/2020Nancy's Jazz Lounge / St. Louis, MO
01/12/2020Nancy's Jazz Lounge / St. Louis, MO
04/09/2020Lyell B Clay Concert Theatre / Morgantown, WV

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 Introduction
2 The Augurs of Spring
3 Ritual of Abduction
4 Spring Rounds
5 Games of the Two Rival Tribes / Procession of the Sage
6 The Sage / Dance of the Earth
7 Introduction
8 Mystic Circle of the Young Girls
9 Glorification of the Chosen One
10 Evocation of the Igor Stravinsky Ancestors / Ritual Action of the Ancestors
11 Sacrificial Dance
The Bad Plus - On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring {Excerpts}
David King talks about how he tackles score for Stravinsky's Rite of Spring / Duke University panel
The Rite Of Spring - Audio Special
The Bad Plus: The Band That Never Stops

Sony Music Masterworks releases Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, arranged and performed by The Bad Plus. The long anticipated recording FEATURING bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King takes on one of the most influential works of the 20th century, a complex score fraught with revolutionary experiments in rhythm and metre, tonality and dissonance. The Bad Plus have a well-earned reputation for pushing the limits on what is expected of a piano-bass-drums trio, and for the past 14 years have seen the genre-smashing band creating a distinctive repertoire of inventive original music, along with a series of iconoclastic covers of such divergent artists as Nirvana and Neil Young, Aphex Twin and Ornette Coleman, among others.

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PRI/Jazz After Hours & Here and Now, Sixty Second CD
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