Bad Plus thrills fans at SFJazz Center on last tour of original lineup
Friday, 3 November 2017 After nearly two decades, the Bad Plus is shaking things up, replacing the band’s co-founder Ethan Iverson with pianist Orrin Evans. But first, Bay Area fans of the avant-garde jazz trio get to bask in their sound as the original lineup performs a string of shows at SFJazz Center’s Miner Auditorium. The Bad Plus, which consists of Reid Anderson (double bass), Dave King (drums, toy percussion) and Iverson, kicked off its four-night run at SFJazz on Thursday, Nov. 2, with a 100-minute show that explored its impressive history of well-honed interplay, idiosyncratic original compositions and crowd-favorite covers.
When Marco Woods steps on stage all his problems fade away. On this particular night, Woods and 13 other men are putting on a show at the Outhwaite Community Center, one of the last stops on the tour of their original play “Golden.”