Sometimes a band’s creative efforts are too awe-inspiring for description. A jazz cover of, the titular Nirvana anthem, “Smells Like Teen Spirit?” The Bad Plus did it. They go beyond cover music and take ownership of the songs they reimagine. They’ll be playing the Village Vanguard from Dec. 28 to Jan. 2. On New Year’s Eve For $150 dollars, you get two sets, the 9:30 p.m. and the 11:30 p.m. and a $25 drink credit plus finger foods and party favors.
The Bad Plus: Tastes Like Jazz
—by Dejon Turner, December 26, 2010