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The Bad Plus - It's Hard (2016) {OKeh}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 2, 2016
The Bad Plus - It's Hard (2016) {OKeh}

The Bad Plus - It's Hard (2016) {OKeh}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop

For longtime fans of genre-bending jazz piano trio the Bad Plus, 2016's It's Hard will feel pleasantly familiar. Once again showcasing the talents of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer David King, It's Hard finds the Bad Plus reworking a set of well-curated pop covers. In that sense, the album fits nicely next to the group's previous covers albums, all of which helped build their reputation as a maverick, forward-thinking outfit unafraid to recontextualize both modern pop songs and traditional acoustic jazz. Particularly effective here is the trio's languid, impressionistic take on Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over."

The Bad Plus - It's Hard (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Sept. 12, 2016
The Bad Plus - It's Hard (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Bad Plus - It's Hard (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:01 minutes | 1017 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Bad Plus' new album, It's Hard, the group's 12th studio album, and contains only covers. There's no particular overarching aesthetic to the selection. It encompasses alternative rock from the '00s (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio); hits of the '80s (Prince, Cyndi Lauper, Peter Gabriel, Crowded House); a piece from free-jazz hero Ornette Coleman and one from a spiritual descendant of saxophone-blowing and melody-shaping, Bill McHenry; and some other unlikely idiosyncrasies (Barry Manilow). Neither is there a formula for approaching these songs. Some seem like acts of reinvention, disassembly and re-engineering (Kraftwerk sans motorik beat); others amplify the existing energy the best a mischievous acoustic piano trio can (Johnny Cash as a shuffle after too many drinks). Somewhat naive, maybe, impishly tweaked, likely.

The Bad Plus - It's Hard (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 25, 2016
The Bad Plus - It's Hard (2016)

The Bad Plus - It's Hard (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:56 min | 116 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Sony Masterworks

The piano-bass-drums trio, The Bad Plus are back with It's Hard, which features iconic covers of songs made famous by Prince, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peter Gabriel, TV On The Radio, Kraftwerk, Ornette Coleman, and more.
The Bad Plus - The Bad Plus Give (2004) {Columbia Bonus Track 12}

The Bad Plus - The Bad Plus Give (2004) {Columbia Bonus Track 12}
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Jazz / Post Bop / Post Modern Jazz / Piano Trio

One of the most compelling modern groups in jazz does it again – taking the simple piano trio format and giving it a spin that's sure to catch even the most wary of ears! These guys aren't exactly funky, but they play in a freely rhythmic style that brings new life to anything they touch – and honestly, they're one of the few groups in jazz who could cover recent pop material and actually make us like it! There's an approach here that's almost in the mode of Medeski Martin & Wood – with open and experimental, yet still rhythmic and swinging – and always a fresh delight overall.

The Bad Plus - Suspicious Activity? (2005) {Columbia-Sony BMG}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 13, 2016
The Bad Plus - Suspicious Activity? (2005) {Columbia-Sony BMG}

The Bad Plus - Suspicious Activity? (2005) {Columbia-Sony BMG}
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© 2005 Columbia / Sony BMG | 82876 77730 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Post Modern Jazz / Piano Trio

Postmodern jazz trio the Bad Plus has caused a fair amount of debate in the jazz world with their mixture of post-bop vocabulary, rock-influenced feel, and D.I.Y. attitude. SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY?–the band's third album–is unlikely to settle any of those debates. With their funky, deconstructionist cover of Vangelis's "(Theme from) Chariots of Fire" and their shape-shifting originals, the Bad Plus are full of surprises. The band excels equally at driving compositions ("Anthem for the Earnest") that draw on the punchy, bass-fueled energy of rock, and off-kilter lyricism like the jittery, poetic "Knows the Difference." Drummer David King plays like a cross between Elvin Jones and John Bonham, while pianist Ethan Iverson sweeps all over the keyboard with classical flourishes and punk aggression. Whether or not the Bad Plus fit your idea of jazz, SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY? is an intriguing listen.
Ethan Iverson Trio (The Bad Plus) - Deconstruction Zone (Standards) (1998) {Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 047 CD}

Ethan Iverson Trio (The Bad Plus) - Deconstruction Zone (Standards) (1998) {Fresh Sound New Talent FSNT 047 CD}
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© 1998, 2004 Fresh Sound New Talent | FSNT 047 CD
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Life before 'The Bad Plus', when he had hair, playing 'standards' but not as you know them! Iverson´s first recordings for Fresh Sound are showcases for his working trio with Reid Anderson and Jorge Rossy. The originals are theatrical and the standards are treated with love and disrespect, Iverson´s trio´s performances are of concert hall proportions (Howard Mandel, Downbeat). Deconstruction Zone (Standards) was chosen as one of the best recordings of 1998 by Peter Watrous in the New York Times.
The Bad Plus - Blunt Object: Live In Tokyo (2006) {Columbia 82876811242}

The Bad Plus - Blunt Object: Live In Tokyo (2006) {Columbia 82876811242}
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© 2006 Columbia / Sony BMG Music | 82876811242
Jazz / Post Bop / Neo Bop / Modern Creative / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano Trio

The Bad Plus are a much better listen live in concert than they are on their distorted studio recordings. Therefore, Blunt Object should be a defining discographical moment for the darlings of youth-oriented contemporary progressive jazz. What this eight-track collection offers is typical repertoire for the trio, including revamped versions of pop/rock songs, standards, the expected thrash drumming of Dave King, steady acoustic bassist Reid Anderson, and the inspired piano playing of Ethan Iverson. The group succeeds on all levels for this concert performed in Tokyo, Japan.

The Bad Plus - Inevitable Western (2014) {Okeh 88843 02406 2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 11, 2016
The Bad Plus - Inevitable Western (2014) {Okeh 88843 02406 2}

The Bad Plus - Inevitable Western (2014) {Okeh 88843 02406 2}
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© 2014 Okeh / The Bad Plus / Sony Music | 88843 02406 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Neo Bop / Modern Creative / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano Trio

It's in the opening moments of "I Hear You," the first track on Inevitable Western: the mercurial, mysterious, yet utterly musical sense of adventure that lies at the heart of the Bad Plus' sound. After recording the rigorous, mathematically challenging score for Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring – released only six months prior to this – one can almost hear relief in the trio's return to its own universe. These nine tracks are equally divided compositionally among bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer Dave King.
The Bad Plus & Joshua Redman - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (2015) {Nonesuch Records 548920-2}

The Bad Plus & Joshua Redman - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (2015) {Nonesuch Records 548920-2}
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© 2015 Nonesuch Records / Warner | 548920-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Neo Bop / Saxophone / Piano Trio

A superstar jazz matchup, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman features maverick trio the Bad Plus joined by acclaimed jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman. Recorded after the group's weeklong stint at New York's Blue Note jazz club in 2012, the album is an organic collaboration between Redman and Bad Plus members pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King. Largely known for their genre-bending compositional take on jazz, here the Bad Plus take a more improvisational, open-ended approach to group interplay.

Flyer Template - Gone Bad plus Facebook Cover  

Posted by Alimok at June 17, 2015
Flyer Template - Gone Bad plus Facebook Cover

Flyer Template - Gone Bad plus Facebook Cover
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