The Bad Plus - Bimhuis ( Amsterdam)
With The Bad Plus, a band returned to the Bimhuis that is enjoying great popularity there, and with The Bad Plus someone returned, after Donnie McCaslin, who played on David Bowie's Blackstar: guitarist Ben Monden.
Since the departure of Orrin Evans, the pianist who replaced Bad Plus member of the first hour, pianist Ethan Iverson, The Bad Plus no longer exists as a trio but as a quartet. With the piano exchanged for guitar and saxophone, this obviously has consequences for the sound. More than in trio formation, the rhythm section of bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King forms the foundation of The Bad Plus, where Chris Speed's saxophone and Ben Monden's guitar add a layer of bromide brass and atmospheric strings.
On Blue Monday 2018 the Jazz Appreciation Society saw the light of day in bar RADIJS in the Amsterdam Westside. RADIJS (radish), place of conception, vegetable with a bite, an icon that we use on this website (wholly arbitrary) to express our appreciation for records and concerts.
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