Monday, March 19, 2012

The Bad Plus

A state-wide bus journey is a great time to burn through several mp3 albums. True to the rules, however, I own all of the "CD" albums that I've posted here today.

This is a 2004 release from the Minneapolis-based jazz/rock/fusion trio the Bad Plus.

I discovered them on a televised portion of the Rochester Jazz Festival when they were joined by Wendy Williams for their spectacular cover of "Comfortably Numb."
Their language spoke to me instantly.

This album is no slouch, and in fact may be one of my favorites. They cover tunes by ABBA, the Pixies and Black Sabbath on this record, and their version of "Iron Man" has become one of their most-requested tunes when playing live.

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