Listen: The Bad Plus – Made Possible
Tonight it’s The Bad Plus. http://thebadplus.com/
Made Possible was released in 2012.
I am terrible at categorizing a bands influence, style and character. Don’t care to – that’s not why I’m here.
What I do know – this is how improvised music should be.
They are a trio – piano, bass and drums.
The music is time-bending, rule-breaking, and often gorgeous. Fun. In practice, they differ from most jazz artists new and old. I mean that they are a band, and outside the fantastic collaboration with Joshua Redman last year (http://tidal.com/us/store/album/45214193) they aren’t into an ever shifting lineup.
If you think jazz is for old folks and historians, then this is for you.
They are currently touring with Redman – I think in Chicago tomorrow night (04/21) … do that too, if you’re in their path.