The Bad Plus
Legendary US jazz trio The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and have avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.
The band consists of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) and new member Orrin Evans (piano) — a group of passionate collaborators with no single “leader.”
Never Stop II is the first full-length release from this lineup, comprised entirely of original music with each member contributing fresh compositions. The New York Times calls it "an exhilarating document" that sparks an exciting new chapter for the iconic group.
Support on the night comes from Stone Crops, who improvise with drums, saxophone and technology; making textures and patterns from ambient sound, synthesis and acoustic instruments. Inspired by the open spaces of rural West Wales, the duo have built a unique live-sampling performance grounded in Jazz and electronica.