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Look solely at the instrumentation of The Bad Plus — acoustic piano, upright bass, drums, no vocals — and you’d think they were a jazz trio. While that assumption’s not wrong, it doesn’t do them justice. These quirky Midwesterners have jazz chops and jazz panache, but they apply those traits with the muscle of a rock band. Oh yeah, they play rock songs, too: Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” on These Are the Vistas, the Pixies’ “Velouria” and Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man”

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Dates: One Night Only: June 30, 2007

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