Monday, February 8, 2010
The Bad Plus - These are the Vistas
The breakthrough first album from the trio that changed the game up for jazz musicians. Not only are they incredibly well trained musicians, but they make it a point to show their take on major influences with covers from Aphex twin's "flim", Blondie's "heart of glass", and Nirvana's "Smells like teen spirit" ( I would have much preferred "Lounge act", but it is what it is).
Ornette Coleman said there's something special that happens when these guys play together, and I agree.