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The Bad Plus - The Rite Stuff / Cleveland Scene Weekly

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On its latest efforts, Inevitable Western and The Rite of Spring, a take on the Stravinsky composition, the Bad Plus, a heady jazz trio with a young, open-minded fanbase, shows off the breadth of its musical ability. The group has been together for a good 15 years now, but to hear drummer David King tell it, things didn't get off to a smooth start. Long-time friends who played together in high school, King and bassist Reid Anderson didn't initially gel with pianist Ethan Iverson when he first jammed with them in the summer of 1990 in Anderson's parents' basement.  READ THE FULL Cleveland Scene Weekly INTERVIEW