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The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman make LA Times - five acts not to miss at Playboy Jazz Festival

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The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman: Though this propulsive trio initially earned notice in the early '00s for deconstructed takes on alt-rock favorites that included Aphex Twin and the Pixies, it has reached new heights in recent years, with album-length tributes to works by Ornette Coleman and Igor Stravinsky and with their own inside-out songbook. The Bad Plus never seemed to want for new textures, but in Joshua Redman they found a saxophonist eager to open up the throttle and twist along the same road, wherever it might lead. They kick off the Playboy Jazz Festival this Saturday June 11th.

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