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Bad Plus, The / Never Stop
Album:Never Stop Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bad Plus, The Added:Sep 2010
Label:E1 Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-10-31 Pull Date:2011-01-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 12Nov 28Nov 14Nov 7

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 24, 2017:Road Trip
The Radio Tower Has A Beating Heart
4.May 17, 2011:Rebop
Beryl Loves To Dance
2.Sep 20, 2014:The Proselytizer Radio News Hour in a House in Space
You Are
5.Dec 08, 2010:Brown In Motion
3.Apr 26, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
You Are
6.Nov 23, 2010:Nick&Noah: TheRadioShow
Never Stop

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-10-30 
THE BAD PLUS: Never Stop
E One, 2010

MODERN JAZZ – After a diversion into vocals on their previous CD, this bombastic but popular trio is back to their standard format of battering us into submission with blustery, overblown instrumentals. This is the first Bad Plus album without any cover songs, and has a wider palette than previous discs; but if you liked those, you’ll like this.

Ethan Iverson : piano
Reid Anderson : bass
Dave King : drums

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 6, 7

1. 5:44 – Rumbling turbulence with big stormy drums, suddenly turns upbeat
2. 3:39 – simple, almost monotone melody over a steady, thudding beat
3. 7:10 – marches forward, anthemic quality; feels like a cover of a rock song
4. 4:22 – clunky robot riffs alternate with high-flying and free-tumbling breaks
5. 9:14 – ponderous ballad: develops ideas slowly, builds up, crests, ebbs…
6. 3:59 – speedy melody broken up by slower, scattershot improvisation
7. 7:41 – slow, heavy atmosphere: calm piano, prominent bass, sparse drums
8. 4:41 – painted in huge messy strokes: over the top, but impressive interplay
9. 9:08 – relaxed pace: dissonant quasi-saloon piano, slouching rhythm
10. 2:26 – seems like there’s one upbeat march on every BP disc. Here ya go.

[ Fo ] 10/30/10

Track Listing
1.The Radio Tower Has A Beating Heart 6.Beryl Loves To Dance
2.Never Stop 7.Snowball
3.You Are 8.2 P.M.
4.My Friend Metatron 9.Billhickman At Home
5.People Like You 10.Super America