The Bad Plus Bill Frisell ’85–’95
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The Bad Plus Bill Frisell ’85–’95

Electrifying jazz trio the Bad Plus (Dave King, drums; Ethan Iverson, piano; and Reid Anderson, bass) reconstructs compositions from the now-classic first 10 years of recordings by Bill Frisell. As high school students in the 1980s and ’90s, King and Anderson heard the legendary jazz guitarist perform at the Walker and now cherish the chance to reimagine—with Frisell onstage as guest artist—beloved tunes played with their own high-energy sensibility. Look for an evening of inspired collaboration where two generations and the styles of these irreverent musical pioneers come together in the ever-morphing continuum of American jazz.

Walker Commission/World Premiere

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  • Commissioned by the Walker Art Center with support provided by the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund.


    The performance of The Bad Plus with guest artist Bill Frisell, presented in collaboration with Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and Wexner Center for the Arts, is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by The McKnight Foundation.


    In honor of Dale Schatzlein (1948-2006) and his important work in dance and jazz in the Twin Cities, additional support is provided by Emily Maltz.

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