Sat April 18, 2009
An Interview with Reid Anderson
The Bad Plus visits Omaha Friday evening, April 24th.
By Chris Cooke
Omaha, Nebraska – Last Call presents an interview with Bassist Reid Anderson of the Bad Plus. The Bad Plus is coming to Omaha Friday night for a night of music at the 1200 Club.
This band has earned a reputation over the last several years as iconoclasts. An acquired taste to many, refreshingly outrageous to others, The Bad Plus is joined by vocalist Wendy Lewis on this new effort. Once again, The Bad Plus-Reid Anderson on bass, Ethan Iverson on piano, and David King on drums, with the addition of Lewis, present a remarkable session of originals and covers of pop and rock tunes delivered in a jazz context. But that context is delivered in the trademark Bad Plus style--the fearless free-spirited demolition of expected chord structure and melody into something completely unexpected. Listen to versions of "Barracuda", "Lithium", and "How Deep Is Your Love" for examples of the band in peak form. The Bad Plus website is www.thebadplus.com . The Bad Plus will visit the 1200 Club at the Holland Center on Friday evening, April 24th. Showtime is 8pm. For more information about the Bad Plus appearance in Omaha visit our Jazz Calendar section. Click on the link at the top of the article to hear the interview with Reid Anderson. Recording Engineeer: Mike Hansen. Photo Credit: Michael Dvorak.
Chris Cooke is the host of The Last Call on KIOS-FM.