* The Bad Plus

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
DC City Winery
1350 Okie St NE
DC 20002
$35 - $45

The Bad Plus — Reid Anderson on bass, Dave King on drums and Orrin Evans on piano — improvises on acoustic instruments with a captivating stridency. Whether that makes them a jazz band, per se, is a common point of contention. They’re interested in the legacy of Thelonious Monk (it’s in their sense of confrontation with levity) but they dip that into a petri dish with the musics of John Cage and Brian Eno, for instance. Whatever you call it, the trio’s sound is unlike that of any other band, and it’s worth hearing. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.



Giovanni Russonello

About Giovanni Russonello

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Giovanni is the founder of CapitalBop, and a music critic for the New York Times. He previously served as a contributor to the Washington Post, the FADER, JazzTimes, NPR Music and others, and hosted “On the Margin,” a books show on WPFW-FM. As head of CapitalBop, he has covered the D.C. jazz scene since 2010. (He is no longer directly involved in the presenting of CapitalBop's concerts.) He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history. Reach Giovanni at [email protected] Read him at giovannirussonello.com or nytimes.com/by/giovanni-russonello. Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.

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