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The latest project from The Bad Plus shifts the jazz trio's focus from rock classics to a classical masterpiece.

Read The Bad Plus Tackle Stravinsky's 'Spring'

March 20, 2011 – The jazz trio has tackled songs by Nirvana and David Bowie. Their latest challenge? Stravinsky.


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Listen The Bad Plus: New Year's Eve On JazzSet WBGO

December 23, 2010 – As we count down to 2011, here's how the power piano trio rang in 2010 at the Village Vanguard. WBGO


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Watch Extended Liner Notes: The Bad Plus, 'Never Stop'

September 10, 2010 – Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson and Dave King break down the 10 songs on their new album, Never Stop..


Listen First Listen Bonanza: Superchunk, Robert Plant, More

September 7, 2010 – All Songs Considered features highlights from a series showcasing new albums in their entirety.


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Read First Listen: The Bad Plus, 'Never Stop'

September 5, 2010 – It's one of the leading names in jazz, but The Bad Plus is also a weirdo instrumental rock band.

Listen The Bad Plus: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

December 31, 2009 – The trio's festive humor comes to light as it ushers in a new decade with new original compositions. WBGO


Read The 50 Most Important Recordings Of The Decade: A-C

November 16, 2009 – We begin our 50 most important recordings of the decade with composer John Adams.

Listen The Bad Plus With Wendy Lewis: Newport Jazz Festival 2009 WGBH

August 8, 2009 – The addition of an alt-rock vocalist recasts the trio as a postmodern, improvising cover band. WGBH


Listen The Bad Plus Handles Jazz, Rock With 'Care' KPLU

April 21, 2009 – With a rock singer in tow, the energetic jazz trio performs songs by Nirvana and The Bee Gees. KPLU


Listen The Bad Plus Covers Up In 'For All I Care'

February 13, 2009 – Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the new album from The Bad Plus joined by Wendy Lewis.


Listen The Bad Plus, Spanish Harlem Orchestra: The Shape Of Jazz To Come WBGO

February 12, 2009 – The Bad Plus and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra perform at the Fifth Annual Portland Jazz Festival. WBGO


Listen The Bad Plus: The Dark Heart Of The Bee Gees

February 9, 2009 – The jazz outfit The Bad Plus revisits that falsetto-fueled Bee Gees relic, "How Deep Is Your Love."


Listen Whistle-Rock, Pink Floyd Jazz, West African Funk And More

January 5, 2009 – Now on All Songs Considered: Andrew Bird, The Bad Plus, Chopteeth, and more.


Led by the late Esbjorn Svensson, E.S.T. was one of the premier modern piano trios.

Read A Quintet Of Great Modern Piano Trios WESA

October 20, 2008 – Hear songs by five piano-trio leaders who keep the acoustic jazz tradition alive in fresh ways. WESA

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