The Bad Plus – The Rite of Spring

In its jazz-syncopated reinterpretation of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” The Bad Plus created some of the wildest, oddest and most imaginative musical interactions between virtuosic piano (Ethan Iverson), propulsive bass (Reid Anderson) and chaotic drums (Dave King). The new sound might not sits well with pure classical heads, but it’s fascinating and adventurous for an open ear.