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Dave King.

Listen Dave King Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO

September 11, 2013 – The Bad Plus' drummer plays moody standards with fellow underground guys from the Upper Midwest. WBGO

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Dave King.

Read The Odd Jobs Of The Bad Plus' Dave King

September 10, 2013 – The drummer dishes on telemarketing, Orange Julius, and how it applies to leading his own bands.

Flutist Hubert Laws is one of many jazz artists to have recorded an adaptation of themes from The Rite of Spring.

Watch Why Jazz Musicians Love 'The Rite Of Spring'

May 26, 2013 – Whether covered, quoted or praised, Stravinsky's ballet has inspired generations of improvisers.

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..

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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