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The Bad Plus - Suspicious Activity? album

The Bad Plus - Suspicious Activity? album
  • Performer The Bad Plus
  • Title Suspicious Activity?
  • Date of release 2005
  • Country US
  • Style Free Jazz, Jazz-Rock, Contemporary Jazz
  • Other formats MPC MIDI WMA AA DTS DXD AU
  • Genre Jazz
  • Size MP3 1438 mb
  • Size FLAC 1268 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 496

Give is the third studio album released by The Bad Plus. It contains covers of Ornette Coleman's "Street Woman", The Pixies' "Velouria", and Black Sabbath's "Iron Man". Depending on the pressing, one or both of the following tracks may appear as bonus tracks. The recording of "Knowing Me, Knowing You" is not the same as the one that appeared on The Bad Plus album. Ethan Iverson – piano. Reid Anderson – double bass. Tchad Blake – producer.

Suspicious Activity? ‎ (CD, Album, Copy Prot. SICP 923. The Bad Plus. Suspicious Activity? ‎ (CD, Album). Sony Music Japan International Inc.

The Bad Plus is nothing if not confounding. The trio exalts in ambiguity and delights in dodging definition. Its music at once conveys affected irony and honest intelligence, melodrama and real poignancy. It resists interpretation. But one thing is for certain: the Bad Plus has created one of the most original and unmistakable sounds in contemporary music. The trio's third major-label album, Suspicious Activity?, will do little to quell the arguments the previous two have fueled in the jazz community.

The Bad Plus is a jazz trio from Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting of bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Orrin Evans, and drummer Dave King. Ethan Iverson, Reid Anderson and David King first played together in 1989 but established The Bad Plus in 2000. The band recorded their first album, a self-titled effort released on Fresh Sound, after playing only three gigs together

Suspicious Activity? by The Bad Plus. com, this product will be manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. com's standard return policy will apply. In fact, this album really could have used more brilliant covers in the Bad Plus tradition and a little less original material. The other thing that makes this album dwindle a little is the production. The trio used a lot more overdubbing which sort of destroys the acoustic.

The Bad Plus have been challenging jazz listeners for a while, with their hip credentials and edgy attitude. Ethan Iverson is an accomplished pianist, original and sparky, while Reid Anderson has an expressive approach to double bass, with a monster sound. Listen to the clumpy groove and bombastic piano chords of Lost of Love  .

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY?-the band's third album-is unlikely to settle any of those debates. With their funky, deconstructionist cover of Vangelis's "(Theme from) Chariots of Fire" and their shape-shifting originals, the Bad Plus are full of surprises. The band excels equally at driving compositions ("Anthem for the Earnest") that draw on the punchy, bass-fueled energy of rock, and off-kilter lyricism like the jittery, poetic "Knows the Difference.

Tracklist

Prehensile Dream 8:12
Anthem For The Earnest 6:37
Let Our Garden Grow 6:56
The Empire Strikes Backwards 5:37
Knows The Difference 6:59
Lost Of Love 8:38
Rhinoceros Is My Profession 5:45
O. G. (Original Gentleman) 6:33
(Theme From) Chariots Of Fire 4:54
Forces 5:12

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CK 94740 The Bad Plus Suspicious Activity? ‎(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Columbia CK 94740 US 2005
82876 77730 2 The Bad Plus Suspicious Activity? ‎(CD, Album) Columbia 82876 77730 2 US 2005
SICP 923 The Bad Plus Suspicious Activity? ‎(CD, Album) Sony Music Japan International Inc. SICP 923 Japan 2005
82876 74188 2 The Bad Plus Suspicious Activity? ‎(CD, Album) Columbia 82876 74188 2 Europe 2005
82876 77730 2 The Bad Plus Suspicious Activity? ‎(CD, Album, Club) Columbia 82876 77730 2 US 2005
ZZ-05GP0001879 The Bad Plus Suspicious Activity? ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Par Media Music ZZ-05GP0001879 Russia 2005
none The Bad Plus Suspicious Activity? ‎(CDr, Album, RE) Sony Music none US 2011
828 7677730-2 The Bad Plus Suspicious Activity? ‎(CD, Album) Columbia 828 7677730-2 Argentina Unknown
none The Bad Plus Suspicious Activity? ‎(CDr, Album, RE) Legacy, Columbia none US Unknown