The Bad Plus to perform at the Weis Center

Jazz trio The Bad Plus will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

The Bad Plus have cemented their place as an original music ensemble. Except for their interpretation of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring — their last four albums focused almost exclusively on original compositions. “It’s Hard,” however, marks The Bad Plus’ return to an aspect of their roots, the very thing that first made The Bad Plus famous: the deconstruction of songs from the pop/rock and R&B worlds.

Among the tightest, hardest-working bands in the world — and there has not been a line-up change or substitution in 17 years — this is a band in their prime, returning to early form, which is an event not to be missed.

The Bad Plus’ 10th studio recording, “Inevitable Western,” sees bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King further honing the same conceptual base that fired their inception. Yet again they continue to explore myriad musical forms born of jazz along with any sonic source that forwards music that is uniquely The Bad Plus. Inevitable Western is an album where pop, blues, and folk meld with classic melodies and rhythmic innovation into that rarest of hybrids: intelligent music for the masses.

Tickets can be purchased online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.

COMMENTS