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Wednesday March 14, 2018

From DC Music Review

The Bad Plus Comes to Blues Alley In Washington DC
By: Jason Herman

The Bad Touch kicked off their 2018 Spring Tour in Washington DC with a three-day, six-performance appearance at Blues Alley in Georgetown on March 9, 2018. The audience contained a diverse mix of band and jazz enthusiasts from the surrounding area. The Bad Plus, an Avant-guard jazz trio formed in 2000, and only recently announced a lineup change with the original pianist, Ethan Iverson, parting ways with the band towards the end of 2017. In January of 2018, Orrin Evans joined the group.

Despite having the reputation as an Avant-guard jazz band, The Bad Plus’s music is exceptionally accessible. Each audience member in attendance seemed genuinely engaged, connected, and enjoying the music. In the shadows of the room, you observed servers smiling and dancing to the music. In the end, you could easily see smiles and sincere appreciation for the performance throughout the venue.

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