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Thursday August 01, 2019

From The Independent

The Bad Plus put their own spin on things ahead of Jazz Festival
By: ROB DUGUAY SPECIAL TO THE INDEPENDENT

“Happening at Fort Adams State Park from today to Sunday, the Newport Jazz Festival highlights a timeless style of music. There’s a case to be made and this is the biggest festival of its kind in the United States. This year’s edition is living up to the standard once again with the legendary Herbie Hancock, hip hop icon Common and saxophone phenomenon Kamasi Washington being the headliners. Performing on the quad stage on Friday night at 5:05 pm is the Minneapolis jazz trio The Bad Plus. They’re no strangers to performing in Newport but one major change in the band is the inclusion of pianist Orrin Evans since founding member Ethan Iverson left in 2017.

I had a chat with bassist Reid Anderson about the instant chemistry him, Iverson and Dave King had during the band’s beginning, growing up with rock music on the radio, the freedom that comes with playing covers and what’s in store for the rest of 2019.”

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