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Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring is now 101 years old. Last year, good old-fashioned orchestras and ballet companies celebrated the century milestone. So did electronic DJs in New York and hip-hop dancers in Paris.

Simon Rattle's recording with the Berlin Philharmonic got a Grammy nod, and John Kimura Parker released his transcription of the score for solo piano.

The celebration just won't end. But like any good revelry, why should it? Like the season it celebrates, The Rite of Spring is back in another new form: jazz trio.

The Bad Plus
has been pushing against the edges of what you might expect from piano-bass-drums for some time. They play their own charts, but they've also covered staples of pop radio and music of Milton Babbitt, a 20th-century composer not known for being the most accessible. READ THE FULL Colorado Public Radio REVIEW