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The Bad Plus : Pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer David King form the acoustic piano trio the Bad Plus, who achieved notoriety a few years ago for their rock-influenced dynamics and for covering tunes by the likes of Nirvana, Blondie, and Aphex Twin. But the real gems, and the bulk of their repertoire, are their own intriguing compositions. And their music puts as much classical in the mix as it does rock, making for one of the most original takes on the piano trio tradition to be heard today. At the Regattabar, Nov. 2-3. regattabarjazz.com -- KEVIN LOWENTHAL
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The Bad Plus: Pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer David King form the acoustic piano trio the Bad Plus, who achieved notoriety a few years ago for their rock-influenced dynamics and for covering tunes by the likes of Nirvana, Blondie, and Aphex Twin. But the real gems, and the bulk of their repertoire, are their own intriguing compositions. And their music puts as much classical in the mix as it does rock, making for one of the most original takes on the piano trio tradition to be heard today. At the Regattabar, Nov. 2-3. regattabarjazz.com

-- KEVIN LOWENTHAL
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