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Friday August 20, 2010

from This Is Finland

Minnesota trio The Bad Plus, who play the Helsinki Festival’s Huvila Tent on August 22, have a reputation for playing jazzy covers of tunes by Pink Floyd, ABBA and Nirvana. But now those covers are on the back burner as they cook up more original tunes.

Over the past decade, The Bad Plus has enraged jazz purists and delighted rock fans with their witty mix of avant-pop. Unlike a traditional piano jazz trio, where the bass and drums play a supporting role, in The Bad Plus all three instruments have equally powerful, interlocking roles.

To read the rest of the article about the The Bad Plus at the Helsinki Festival on August 22 click here