The Bad Plus & Joshua Redman Collaborate On New Album

Frequent collaborators The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman have announced the upcoming release of a new joint album, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, issued by Nonesuch Records on May 26. The innovative jazz trio and saxophonist recorded seven new originals as well as two reworked The Bad Plus staples for the nine-song LP. One of those new arrangements, “Dirty Blonde” has been made available below,

Redman spent a week playing with bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King at the Blue Note in New York City in 2011. He again spent time touring with the trio last year prior to heading into the studio to record the new album. This is only the second The Bad Plus album to include contributions from outside the group.

“On the live gigs, Josh plays magnificent, long tenor solos which are very much in the jazz tradition,” said Iverson. “That’s obviously not the focus when we play as The Bad Plus. It’s fun to for us to enjoy that extended blowing territory, especially with someone as great as Josh. On the album, however, there is still a focus on composition.”

“Playing with The Bad Plus has allowed me to explore a part of my playing, and my musical heritage, that I’ve never before accessed in quite the same way with any other group,” said Redman. “The adventure with The Bad Plus pushes me toward the fringes and draws me into the core.”

Order The Bad Plus Joshua Redman via Nonesuch Records here. The Bad Plus will play a number of dates with Joshua Redman this June. 

The Bad Plus Tour Dates

April 2015
10 Tübingen, DEU -Sudhaus*
11 Budapest, HUN -Trafó*
12 Dublin, IRL –National Concert Hall*
13 Bologna, ITA -Sala Paradiso*
14 Munich, DEU -Unterfahrt*
15 Berlin, DEU -A-Trane*
16 Wroclaw, POL -Impart*
17 Amsterdam, NLD –Bimhuis*
18 Prague, CZE -Palac Akropolis*
28 New York, NY –Blue Note
29 New York, NY –Blue Note
30 New York, NY –Blue Note

May 2015
01 New York, NY –Blue Note
02 New York, NY –Blue Note
03 New York, NY –Blue Note
24 Seoul, KOR –Seoul Jazz Festival @ 88 Olympic Park
26 Wollongong, AUS –Wollongong Conservatorium of Music
27 Sydney, AUS –Foundry 616
28 Sydney, AUS –Foundry 616
31 Canberra, AUS –The Street Theater

June 2015
10 New York, NY –Highline Ballroom**
11 Albany, NY –Albany Riverfront Park**
12 Washington, DC –The Hamilton**
18 Seattle, WA –Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley**
19 Seattle, WA –Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley**
20 Seattle, WA –Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley**
21 Seattle, WA –Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley**
23 Victoria, BC –The Victoria Jazz Society**
24 Vancouver, BC –The Vogue Theatre**
25 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan –Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival**
26 Edmonton, Alberta –Francis Winspear Centre for Music**
28 Montreal, QC –Maisonneuve Theatre De La Place Des Arts**

* -The Bad Plus performs Ornette Coleman’s landmark album Science Fiction with Tim Berne, Sam Newsome and Ron Miles