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The Bad Plus are a jazz trio, consisting of pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson, and drummer Dave King.
Iverson, Anderson and King first played together in 1989, establishing The Bad Plus in 2000. The band recorded their first album, a self-titled effort released on Fresh Sound, after playing only three gigs together. A live performance at the Village Vanguard was heard by Columbia Records representative Yves Beauvais, and the band was signed to Columbia in 2002. Their major label debut album, These Are the Vistas (2003), was followed by Give in 2004 and Suspicious Activity? in 2005. After parting ways with Columbia, the group signed to Heads Up Records (a division of Telarc), and released the album PROG on May 8, 2007.
The trio's music combines elements of both traditional jazz with rock and pop influences. The band have recorded versions of songs by Nirvana, Aphex Twin, Blondie, Ornette Coleman, Pixies, Rush, Tears for Fears, David Bowie, Interpol, and Black Sabbath. Blunt Object: Live in Tokyo includes a cover of Queen's "We Are the Champions" along with the jazz standard "My Funny Valentine". Suspicious Activity? contains a cover of the theme from "Chariots of Fire", while a version of "Karma Police" by Radiohead appeared on the 2006 album Exit Music: Songs with Radio Heads.
* Anderson and King are originally from Minnesota, and Iverson is from neighboring Wisconsin.
* King is also part of the Minnesota-based groups Love-Cars, Halloween, Alaska, and Happy Apple.
* An alternate take of the band's jazz interpretation of Aphex Twin's "Flim" appears in the title sequence of German TV comedy series Stromberg.