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The Bad Plus set for Jefferson Center / Roanoke Times

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The Bad Plus (Bassist Reid Anderson, drummer Dave King and pianist Ethan Iverson), hits Roanoke's Jefferson Center on Thursday March 30. All from the Minneapolis area each had forged careers of their own in the jazz world. Anderson and Iverson were leading their own projects in New York City, while King had moved back home from Los Angeles after the 1994 earthquake. At the turn of the century, the three decided to take a stab at playing together. "Individually, we had played with each other, but we had never played together, with the exception of one time one afternoon in 1990 at my parents' house," Anderson said from his home base, New York City. "I think we were all curious to see what it would sound like. It's as basic as that.