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Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Bad Plus

Last night Brad and I saw The Bad Plus perform at Ted Mann Auditorium. It was a great show, thanks in part to the group being so "telepathically tight". Their drummer, David King, put on possibly the best drum performance I've ever seen live.

For me, the highlight of the night was when they rocked out to their own version of Tom Sawyer, by Rush. Certain people in the crowd were visibly over-excited once this happened. It's not too common to see fist pumps during a jazz performance, but I guess The Bad Plus is not your average jazz band. I have a feeling Big MO would have followed suit...

2 comments:

Mike O. said...

I don't know, Tom Sawyer by Rush is one of the best songs ever, in my opinion. The Bad Plus version had better be very, very good for me to get excited about it. Otherwise it is just a cheap version of an incredible song.

Matt O said...

What made it good was the fact that it allowed The Bad Plus to rock out. If it were some other lame coverband I would have thrown my empty Schlitz at them and booed.