After 17 years with pianist Ethan Iverson, Orrin Evans made his Seattle debut with The Bad Plus to sold-out shows. Stopping by for a live session at the KNKX studios, it was clear that the moods of bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King had improved for the better, and their playing showed it.
Without going into details, King noted that the last Bad Plus album with Iverson was titled "It’s Hard." The trio’s first release with Evans had already been recorded when they last visited Seattle, but another year passed before their recent return to the Northwest to show off the new live sound.
In keeping with the all-originals album "Never Stop," the new album's title puts their fans on notice that it’s all about the band. The new semi-sequel, "Never Stop II," was released before the new lineup had even played a live gig, but you could already hear they were onto something good.
Reid Anderson - bass
Dave King - drums
Orrin Evans - piano
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