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The Bad Plus | Joshua Redman set for Symphony Center Presents Jazz series / Chicago Tribune

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The 2015-16 Symphony Center Presents Jazz series@Orchestra Hall will include The Bad Plus with Saxophonist - Joshua Redman. In October of 2013, the Bad Plus turned in one of the most gripping concerts of the year, audaciously offering a stripped-down version of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" at the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts. Other ventures by the popular trio, alas, have been considerably less appealing. Saxophonist Redman has produced brilliantly original work as well as blander, jam-band fare. Will the two bring out the best in each other? At the very least, Symphony Center's jazz series will be opening with a youthful note, both the Bad Plus and Redman having shown an ability to draw young listeners. Oct. 16.

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