CD 'Its Hard'

It's Hard

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A message from The Bad Plus to our fans and followers:

We will soon begin an exciting new chapter in our life as a band. As of January 1, 2018, The Bad Plus will consist of founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) and new member Orrin Evans (piano). Original pianist Ethan Iverson will finish out the 2017 touring schedule in support of the album It's Hard, culminating in a New Year's Eve gig at the Village Vanguard in New York City.

The Bad Plus have always been a band in the truest sense - a group of passionate collaborators with no single “leader”. That spirt will continue in full-force as we welcome Orrin into the group. This is not an act of replacement; no tryouts were held. We've known and respected Orrin as a musician and as a person for longer than The Bad Plus has existed. His heart and and his talents are simply a perfect match to continue our trajectory.

A brand-new album featuring the refreshed lineup will be recorded this fall for release in 2018, with a supporting tour cycle to follow. The Bad Plus' extensive songbook will continue to be represented at shows. We remain grateful to our supporters and invite you along with new listeners to be an integral part of our evolution and the exciting music it's sure to deliver.


June 2017

04 Moers, DEU -- Moers Jazz Festival
18 Pittsburgh, PA -- Pittsburgh Jazz Festival
27 Northampton, MA -- Iron Horse
28 Ottawa, CAN -- National Arts Centre - Studio
29 Montreal, CAN -- Montreal Jazz Festival
30 Montreal, CAN -- Montreal Jazz Festival ++

July 2017

01 Montreal, CAN -- Montreal Jazz Festival ##
08 Thionville, FRA -- Theatre en Bois
09 Roma, ITA -- Parco de la CASA DEL JAZZ
12 Berlin, GER -- Germany Quasimodo
13 Liberec, CZE -- Republic Bohemia JazzFest - Namesti Dr. E. Benese
14 Pori, FIN -- Kirjurinluoto Concert Park
15 Millau, FRA -- COUR DU CREA (Centre Culturel)
17 Paris, FRA -- Sunset - Sunside Jazz Club
18 Paris, FRA -- Sunset - Sunside Jazz Club
19 Osnabruck, GER -- Blue Note im Cinema-Arthouse
20 Munchen, GER -- Unterfahrt Jazzclub
21 Genova, ITA -- Piazza delle Feste - Porto Antico
23 Edinburg, ENG -- Rose Theatre Edinburgh
24 London, ENG -- Ronnie Scott`s Club
25 London, ENG -- Ronnie Scott`s Club
26 London, ENG -- Ronnie Scott`s Club
27 London, ENG -- Ronnie Scott`s Club

September 2017

30 Washington DC -- The Hamilton

October 2017

01 Ardmore, PA -- The Ardmore Music Hall
07 Urbana, IL -- Tryon Festival Theatre ^^
08 Columbus, OH -- Lincoln Theater^^

++ - WITH Rudresh Mahanthappa
## - WITH Kurt Rosenwinkel
^^ - WITH Bill Frisell