Bad Plus Live Anticipation Playlist
This weekend Lady Ribaldry and I are going for our second overnight, out of town date since Schmaltzy Junior was born. So of course we're going to see one of the Saturday Bad Plus sets at the Regatta Bar in Cambridge. This is my plastic sack stuffed to bursting with Halloween candy.
The power, joy, and depth these three bring to music pretty much distills everything we stand for here at Ribaldry and Schmaltz. I daresay if you assembled every track and playlist I've thrown up here over the years and squeezed them into the shape of a piano trio, the Bad Plus would result. So yes, for the next few days I am the barreled fish, happily anticipating the shots to be fired.
In related news, Do The Math, the blog primarily penned by pianist Ethan Iverson, is a fun resource for well-considered but unassuming discussion on music, literature, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in addition to being a dangerous gateway drug to fantastic piano playing in other genres.
This year's fine PROG isn't in Rhapsody, so for today's anticipatory sampler, we'll recruit two tracks from Blunt Object Live in Tokyo.
Bad Plus Live Anticipation Playlist - [Rhapsody Online version]
We Are The Champions
Silence Is The Question