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Reconfigured jazz trio the Bad Plus plays Symphony Center with prolific fusion guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel

Update: This show has been cancelled due to the strike by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s unit of the Chicago Federation of Musicians. For nearly two decades, the Bad Plus has been an anomaly in jazz, achieving a degree of crossover appeal that’s only been matched in recent years by fusion groups such as BadBadNotGood and […]

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Pianist Orrin Evans brings impressive continuity to the Bad Plus on his first album with the veteran group

Last year pianist Ethan Iverson announced he was leaving the Bad Plus, the singular piano trio he cofounded in 2000 with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King. Together they forged a new jazz paradigm, bringing postpunk concision to a style of music famous for its expansiveness. They attracted some derision for building a repertoire […]