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The Bad Plus: Bio

The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.

The band consists 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 chapter for the iconic group.

1 Pound For Pound
2 Seven Minute Mind
3 Re-Elect That
4 Wolf Out
5 Sing For a Silver Dollar
6 For My Eyes Only
7 I Want To Feel Good, Pt. 2
8 In Stitches
9 Victoria
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The Bad Plus: The Band That Never Stops

The Bad Plus's new album, "Made Possible," eOne Music. Recorded in upstate New York, it is (bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, drummer David King) eighth studio effort and ninth release overall. Eight originals plus a loving nod to the late Paul Motian ("Victoria") - showcase everything this groundbreaking group is capable of: pulse-pounding anthems, bright-eyed melancholia, bold juxtapositions, tunefully mathy contortions and a masterful sense of song. As ever, the sum effect is a welcome demolition of what listeners might expect from an instrumental trio.

IFC.com premiered a short documentary on the making of Made Possible.
 http://www.ifc.com/fix/2012/08/exclusive-look-at-bad-plus

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