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
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 23, 2011