Thursday December 16, 2010
The Bad Plus, Never Stop (E-One)
Those pomo bad boys with the crazy-quilt covers are back (Ethan Iverson, piano; Reid Anderson, bass; Dave King, drums), with their first album of entirely original material. The familiar wit and whimsy are intact, but there’s also a more effortless swing, a less insistent virtuosity (though these are virtuoso musicians, all), and a more swooning emotional drive.
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