The Bad Plus at Scullers Jazz Club
Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:00pm 10:00pm
THE BAD PLUS featuring Reid Anderson, Orin Evans and Dave King
Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call ‘avant-garde populism’, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, and classical music has earned this ‘audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio’ (Billboard) a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today.
2018 heralded a new and exciting chapter for the band consisting of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) and new member Orrin Evans (piano) – a group of passionate collaborators with no single ‘leader.’ Never Stop II is the first full-length release from this lineup, comprised entirely of original music with each member contributing fresh compositions. The New York Times calls it ‘an exhilarating document’ that sparks an exciting new journey for the iconic group. The BBC summed up the band best when they said, ‘from album to album, The Bad Plus continues to evolve and improve.’ They will never stop doing just that.