With a Brand New Album, the Bad Plus Play Two

September 25th, 2012

After making music together for 11 years, Reid Anderson (bass), Ethan Iverson (piano) and Dave King (drummer), formed the Bad Plus in 2000. The Minnesota trio deftly mix rock, pop and avant-garde jazz, to craft their own unique sound, and in the process, reach a wider audience than traditional jazz usually does. Playing live, the Bad Plus (above, doing Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”) mix originals from their deep catalog with covers of bands like Pink Floyd and Nirvana. And with a brand new album, Made Possible—which employs a broader palette of sounds—out today, they play tonight at Mercury Lounge and tomorrow at Music Hall of Williamsburg.