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The Bad Plus: Jazz Performance at the UC Davis Mondavi Center

04/18/2012 – 04/21/2012 8:00 PM


“Better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-60’s jazz and indie rock”
The New York Times


For the past 10 years The Bad Plus—Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson and David King—have broken down the walls of jazz convention and created an uncompromising body of work. Their championing of the jazz avantgarde and deconstruction of songs from the pop and rock canon, have put them at the forefront of a new instrumental music movement. From gentle and melodic to fierce and abstract, from swing to 80’s techno, their latest album, Never Stop, is tied together by a group sound that embraces diversity as strength.

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