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The Bad Plus • jazz

Thursday May 1, 2014

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Outpost Performance Space

210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Phone: 268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$20-$25


 

Outpost welcomes The Bad Plus for their first New Mexico performance. For the past twelve years, The Bad Plus, featuring bassist, Reid Anderson; pianist Ethan Iverson; and drummer David King have broken down the walls of jazz convention and created a unique and uncompromising body of work. The bulk of their output has been original music, but they are widely recognized for their deconstruction of songs from the pop, rock as well as the country and classical music idioms as well. Their latest and eighth release, Made Possible, proves once again that the rules of musical convention are made to be broken. Rolling Stone wrote, “By any standard, jazz or otherwise, it is moving, mighty music…bad to the bone, hot players with hard-rock hearts.” The New Yorker wrote, “The Bad Plus are the Coen brothers of jazz: Midwesterners, both ironic and dead earnest, technically brilliant, beyond versatile, a little chilly sometimes, but funny, surprising, and pretty hard to pin down.”

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The Bad Plus
Jay Fram

Minnesotan piano-bass-drums trio The Bad Plus has been kicking out the pop and rock-infused avant jazz jams for more than a decade. Composed of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King, the renowned threesome’s latest release is a relatively straightforward jazz interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. But even an unembellished, structurally authentic jazz rendition of this classical ballet composition will have curious fans pondering what their favorite Wagner opera might sound like if interpreted by the group. See and hear The Bad Plus live at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) on Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2, at 7:30pm. Tickets to these all-ages concerts range from $20 to $25 and can be purchased at outpostspace.org.

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