The Bad Plus Unveil Mini Documentary, New Album

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Wednesday August 29, 2012

From City Pages

The Bad Plus unveil mini documentary about new album, Made Possible
By: Reed Fisher

The beauty of Upstate New York gets paired with forks jabbed into the innards of a grand piano for celebrated local jazz trio the Bad Plus’ latest studio effort, Made Possible. And it’s all on display in a new mini documentary that details the group’s Golden Valley roots, and the process behind this experimental new brew of songs, due out September 25.

“We’re kind of Midwestern — we’re not kind of Midwestern, we’re very Midwestern,” drummer Dave King says at one point. “These kinds of landscapes feed the music on some guttural level.”

Not only are the fellas in good spirits and good clothing while breathing the crisp Northeast air in the clip, which appears to have been filmed last fall, they’re hammering out some impressive soundscapes that mix the cascading keyboard hands of Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson’s dutiful bass, and Modern Drummer cover boy King teasing out both synthesized and natural drum textures.

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