The Bad Plus
FRIDAY 10 NOVEMBER - 8:00 PM
A welcome rebirth for a beloved band.
The Bad Plus are the ultimate originals. A democratic unit with a clear vision and a refusal to conform to convention. For the past two decades, they have played with spirit and adventure, made their own rules and done so with a bold sense of creativity and intent. The Bad Plus has won critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance.
Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries. Founding members Reid Anderson and Dave King now embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder and Chris Speed. This new wave of excitement and anticipation within the band has re-energized their sound and inspiration. The Bad Plus search to bridge genres and techniques, exploring the infinite possibilities of exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.
‘Evolution is necessary for life and creativity,’ say Dave King and Reid Anderson. ‘We’ve evolved, but we’re still The Bad Plus.’
Ben Monder guitar
Chris Speed sax
Reid Anderson bass
David King drums
The Bad Plus (Edition Records) features classy new recruits to the long-running band in saxophonist Chris Speed and guitarist Ben Monder…on a quirky, still unmistakably Bad Plus tracklist. John Fordham, The Guardian