“The cooperative spirit, the canny interplay, the imaginative, boundary-less compositions and solos, and the dedication and sophistication to make music — no matter how difficult or wide-ranging — make The Bad Plus at once compelling and compulsively listenable,” states ALLMUSIC. “Anderson’s compositions are ingenious…all exemplify a stylistic refinement that is simply thrilling,” raves ALL ABOUT JAZZ.
Critically Acclaimed Ensemble THE BAD PLUS are the ultimate originals. A democratic unit with a clear vision and a refusal to conform to convention. For the past two decades they have played with spirit and adventure, made their own rules and done so with a bold sense of creativity and intent. Avoiding easy categorization, The Bad Plus has won critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance. Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members REID ANDERSON (Composer & Bass) & DAVE KING (Drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with BEN MONDER (Guitar) & CHRIS SPEED (Tenor Saxophone), instigating a new wave of excitement and anticipation within the band that is re-energizing their sound and inspiration. "THE BAD PLUS ARE EXCEPTIONAL AS A QUARTET ON THEIR NEW ALBUM...The Bad Plus' makes a convincing case for the new lineup..." raves POPMATTERS (2022 Album Review of 'The Bad Plus').