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The Bad Plus - The Rite Of Spring / Audiophile Audition review

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There have been a number of one-piano and piano duo versions of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring; the composer even created a piano 4 hands version himself. But who would have ever thought we'd eventually be hearing it played by one of the top jazz piano trios of the day. The Bad Plus originated in 2000 in Minneapolis and have gone on to become one of the most popular jazz trios in the world, combining elements of avant-garde jazz with rock and pop.  They have done their covers of songs by Radiohead, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, David Bowie, Yes and Queen.While artists in residence at Duke University in 2011 they premiered their version of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring," and now have recorded it.

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