Potent jazz piano trio debut

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The Bad Plus – These Are The Vistas

The Bad Plus are a piano trio playing a powerful breed of contemporary jazz using both originals and pop covers such as Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass”. Comprising Ethan Iverson on piano, Reid Anderson on bass and David King on drums, the band achieve an impressive impact with a wide dynamic range. These Are The Vistas, their first major label release, showcases their dramatic, occasionally quasi-classical approach with a programme which rises to heights of ferocious intensity and is never less than attention-grabbing.