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The Bad Plus return for their annual New Year residency TONIGHT!!@New York's Village Vanguard

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Celebrating nearly 15 years of collaboration, global touring, acclaimed recordings, even controversy as to their relationship to "real jazz," The Bad Plus ranks as one of the most popular genre-bending ensembles in modern music. Bringing a surreal yet symphonic approach to an original and "borrowed" repertoire, the trio has been compared to other ensembles that seem to appeal as much to young rockers as middle-aged boppers, but they remain a unique force in improvisational music, covering anything from Stravinsky to Black Sabbath as well as their ever-evolving original compositions, highlighted on their 2012 release, Made Possible. Bringing together Ethan Iverson's creative, humor-spiked percussive piano, Reid Anderson's often-melodious, never laid-back bass, and the incredible treasure chest of rhythm and sound from Dave King's drum menagerie, this acoustic trio is as apt to fill the Hollywood Bowl as the Village Vanguard.

TBP returns to the Village Vanguard for their annual New Year residency TONIGHT!! with a New Year's Eve Party followed by five more nights through January 5.