Ethan Iverson, Larry Grenadier & Paul Motian

The Bad Plus pianist treats his extracurricular activities with a refreshing informality. When he blows through jazz nuggets such as "Good Bait" or "Little Melonae," he likes to slap 'em around a bit. The deconstruction comes naturally--Iverson and associates always swing. From Billy Hart to Tootie Heath, he's been test-driving elder drummers of late, so his reconnection with superhero Motian should be sweet.
March 2-6, 9 & 11 p.m., 2011
 
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