The Bad Plus - 5/7
at City Winery Atlanta
The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.
The Bad Plus have cemented their place as an original music ensemble. Except for their interpretation of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring - their last four albums focused almost exclusively on original compositions. It's Hard, however, will mark The Bad Plus' return to an aspect of their roots, the very thing that first made The Bad Plus famous: the deconstruction of songs from the Pop/Rock and R&B worlds. Among the tightest, hardest-working bands in the world - and there has not been a line-up change or substitution in 17 years - this is a band in their prime, returning to early form, which is an event not to be missed!