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Review: The Bad Plus' 'Rite of Spring' captures Stravinsky's vision
Review: The Bad Plus' 'Rite of Spring' captures Stravinsky's vision

The Bad Plus has taken on many different guises over its career, tapping the songs of Aphex Twin, Ornette Coleman and Black Sabbath along with its own to craft a sound rooted in jazz but most consistent with a genre called the Bad Plus. Now, for the ninth studio recording, the trio of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King is taking on an orchestra. A piano trio tackling Stravinsky's knotty masterpiece "The Rite of Spring" may sound audacious. But the trio has been here before, delivering a stout take on the composer's "Variation d'Apollon" on the 2009 album "For All I Care." PHOTOS: Top pop music moments of...

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