Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with guitarist Ben Monder and saxophonist Chris Speed, instigating a new wave of excitement and anticipation within the band that is re-energizing their sound and inspiration. What remains constant is the ensemble’s ability to bridge genres and techniques, while exploring the infinite possibilities of exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.
The Bad Plus is set to release their 15th studio recording and debut album as a dynamic new quartet on Friday, September 30. “Evolution is necessary for life and creativity,” say Dave King and Reid Anderson. “We’ve evolved, but we’re still The Bad Plus.”