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On April 9, the Philadelphia-based pianist Orrin Evans tweeted, "I have so much to say but I'll wait until tomorrow :)!!" What was he about to announce? A new album? A teaching position? Turns out it was something few in the jazz community could have anticipated. The following day, it was revealed that, starting in 2018, Evans would be the new pianist in the Bad Plus, the era-defining left-of-center jazz trio that has been kicking since 2000. The Bad Plus as we know it, beloved for its dramatic, emotive original music and inspired rock and pop covers, is scheduled for demolition. In search of inspiration elsewhere, and due in part to well-hidden tensions within the ensemble, pianist Ethan Iverson will play his last hit with drummer Dave King and bassist Reid Anderson at the Village Vanguard on New Year's Eve.

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