the Bad Plus - Barbican
"We're a kind of British covers band," says Ethan Iverson, the commanding pianist of the Bad Plus, before launching into a jazz trio version of Black Sabbath's The Iron Man. Earlier, as well as their own material, they had performed a cover of the Aphex Twin tune Flim, whose nursery rhyme charm was offset by David King's agitated improv on drums and percussion - an interesting analogy to electronica's angsty soundworld. The group, completed by bassist Reid Anderson, plays together tightly with a grungy, contemporary feel - like an uglier version of EST or the Bojan Z trio. King is a constant source of fascination, similar to drummers Jim Black and Paul Clarvis in the way that he maintains a percussive "running commentary", throughout the most unlikely juxtapositions. He can rock out (as he does for Big Eater and the choruses of The Iron Man) and clamber right down to whispery, barely audible percussion at the drop of a bad hat.
Do your sums / Die like a dog / Play for home
1972 Bronze Medallist
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|LOCATION / VENUE||London||Barbican||DATE||11–03|
Lineage: DVB>VHS>DVD-samsung DVD recorder– Sony vegas Xdvd. It is an half hour concert but I ripped it to the highest quality. Video: DivX, 720x540,3600 Kbits/sec, 25 Frames/sec – Audio: MPEG Layer 2,192 Kbits/sec, 16 bit Stereo, 48 kHz. I am usually not into video because of the size and the numerous links. This show is so great that it really worth the exeption.