Saturday, December 01, 2007

StLJN Saturday at the Movies:
They're not just bad, they're The Bad Plus

It's been almost a year to the day since we've featured any video from The Bad Plus in this space, and since they're returning to St. Louis to play Jazz at the Bistro during the first week of January, now seems as good a time as any to serve up some more clips of this much-talked-about band.

Specifically, today's first video is a live version of "Prehensile Dream," and down below you'll find a live performance of "Anthem for the Earnest". Both songs are from The Bad Plus' 2005 release Suspicious Activity.

There doesn't seem to be much quality video online featuring material from the group's 2007 release Prog, but these two tracks should provide the uninitiated with a feel for how these guys operate. And as a little lagniappe, at the very bottom of the post you'll find an interview with band members Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson and Dave King, in which they discuss the aforementioned Prog and their approach to making music.

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