For the past 12 years The Bad Plus-- bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King--have created an uncompromising body of work by shattering musical convention. Rolling Stone called their amalgam of jazz, pop, rock and avant-garde "about as badass as highbrow gets," while The New York Times said the band is "better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-'60s jazz and indie rock." Few groups have amassed such acclaim, and few have generated as much controversy while audaciously bucking trends. Joining the trio is brilliant composer and inimitable saxman Joshua Redman. Redman is the one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the ‘90s and has established himself as one of its most consistent and successful bandleaders. When Joshua joins The Bad Plus as a special guest, his additional melodic prowess pushes boundaries even further in this very special engagement.
Jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early ‘90s as sideman and bandleader—with everyone from Pat Metheny and Wayne Shorter to Renée Fleming and John Mayer. With bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard, Brad’s brilliant improvisatory outbursts underscore his structured musical language.