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The Bad Plus set for Binghamton - Anderson Center / Press & Sun-Bulletin

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Eclectic trio The Bad Plus will bring its blend of avant-garde jazz with rock and pop influences to the Binghamton University's - Ithaca NY,  Anderson Center on Sunday afternoon.

Based in New York City, The Bad Plus first performed with Reid Anderson (bass), David King (drums) and Ethan Iverson (piano) in 1990 but reunited in 2000 as a full-time band. The leaderless trio garnered international attention shortly after forming in 2000 by deconstructing songs by Nirvana and ABBA. They have since put out 12 studio albums - including 2015's "The Bad Plus Joshua Redman" with the jazz saxophonist - and two live albums.

Except for the band's interpretation of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," the band's last four albums focused on original compositions. With "It's Hard" (released last August), The Bad Plus returns to the deconstruction of songs from the pop/rock and R&B worlds, including Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line," Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers," Prince's "The Beautiful Ones" (recorded shortly before his death) and Barry Manilow's "Mandy."

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