by Andrew Frisicano

The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus will be playing a six-show run at the Village Vanguard to end the year (and start the next). The band plays two sets a night from Tuesday, December 29th to Sunday, January 3rd. Their New Year's eve show is a bit different - a $125 ticket (which includes a $25 drink minimum) covers both sets. NYE will also be broadcast on WBGO (88.3 FM) on Toast of the Nation (as part of NPR's Live at the Village Vanguard series). Tickets are on sale.

TBP pianist Ethan Iverson checks in regularly on his Do the Math blog - his own year-end lists have included so far a rundown of Classic Crime Stories, "Recent Improvisations (and) In Praise of the Independent Label," and "11 Canonical AAM Performances".

It looks like the band will keep a fairly busy in 2010 too - they're scheduled into February with shows (including one on February 8th at Pomona, NJ's Stockton PAC). Videos and all tour dates are below...

The Bad Plus - And Here We Test Our Powers Of Observation

The Bad Plus play Physical Cities at the Cork Jazz Festival 2009

The Bad Plus cover of Flim by Aphex Twin, Live, Halloween night, 2009, Regatta Bar Cambridge

The Bad Plus - 2009/10 Tour Dates
Dec 25 Minneapolis, MN -- Dakota Jazz Club
Dec 26 Minneapolis, MN -- Dakota Jazz Club
Dec 27 Minneapolis, MN -- Dakota Jazz Club
Dec 29 New York City, NY -- The Village Vanguard
Dec 30 New York City, NY -- The Village Vanguard
Dec 31 New York City, NY -- The Village Vanguard
Jan 01 New York City, NY -- The Village Vanguard
Jan 02 New York City, NY -- The Village Vanguard
Jan 03 New York City, NY -- The Village Vanguard
Jan 06 St. Louis, MO -- Jazz at the Bistro
Jan 07 St. Louis, MO -- Jazz at the Bistro
Jan 08 St. Louis, MO -- Jazz at the Bistro
Jan 09 St. Louis, MO -- Jazz at the Bistro
Feb 04 Ann Arbor, MI -- Lydia Mendelssohn Theater
Feb 05 Chicago, IL -- Mandel Hall
Feb 06 Toronto, ON -- Glenn Gould Studio
Feb 08 Pomona, NJ -- Stockton PAC (tickets)
Feb 10 Vienna,VA -- Barns at Wolf Trap

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