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 […]
Drummer Jim Black, pianist Elias Stemeseder, and bassist Thomas Morgan test the strength of their tunes by subjecting them to off-kilter rhythms and disorderly improvisations.
The iconoclastic trio puts its spin on the iconic ballet at the Logan Center for the Arts.
Overlooked releases from 2011, tons of local music news, and a chat with one of the Wilco dudes
Year-end bests, upcoming projects, New Year’s Eve, and much more
The best jazz records made between 1973-1990.
The Bad Plus These Are the Vistas (Columbia) The theory behind Herbie Hancock’s 1996 album The New Standard was sound: contemporary pop-rock songs can facilitate jazz improvisation in much the same way as older standards like “Night and Day” and “Body and Soul,” even if their harmonic makeup provides less to work with. But in […]