The Bad Plus performs Ornette Coleman's "Science Fiction"

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Monday February 02, 2015

Fresh off their jazz-trio interpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, The Bad Plus last fall began performing an extended tribute to another album-length musical landmark: Ornette Coleman’s 1972 release Science Fiction. Augmented by three horns—Sam Newsome, soprano sax; Ron Miles, cornet; Tim Berne, alto sax—the trio put its spin on the eight tunes on the original Coleman LP, plus two others recorded contemporaneously (and released a decade later on Coleman’s Broken Shadows), in October performances at Duke University and NYU. Last weekend, Boston’s World Music/CRASHarts presented the third performance of the program at the Berklee Performance Center.

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