The Bad Plus Share New Album ‘Never Stop II’

The Bad Plus have a real treat for their fans. A full week ahead of the release of their new album, Never Stop II (January 19) via Legbreaker Records. It is the 13th studio album by the highly acclaimed jazz trio, and the first featuring pianist Orrin Evans alongside founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums). It was engineered by Pete Rende.
 
Says Evans, “This band feels like family to me. The music has a lived-in quality because of the deep relationships between the band members, and I feel really comfortable within this democratic construct.”
 
“That, in essence, is the nature of The Bad Plus,” says King. “When there is no leader and everyone has a personal responsibility to bring their full selves to the table, no matter what the material, the resulting sound of commitment and open-hearted connection is realized. We have the chance now with Orrin to restate our message: there is no leader, there is only the music.”
NPR‘s First Listen has posted the album in its entirety. Fans can listen hereBelow fans can find the tracklisting and a full list of tour dates.

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Track Listing:
Hurricane Birds
Trace
Boffadem
Safe Passage
1983 Regional All-Star
Salvages
Commitment
Lean in the Archway 
Bonus tracks:
Kerosene II 
Seams 
 
The Bad Plus Tour 
1/17 – 20 St. Louis, MO – Jazz St. Louis
1/24 Nashville, TN – City Winery
1/25 Cincinnati, OH – Live at The Ludlow Garage
1/26 Indianapolis, IN – Jazz Kitchen
1/27 & 28 Cleveland, OH – Bop Shop
2/1 Highwood, IL – 210 Restaurant & Live Music Lounge
2/2 Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music
3/9 – 11 Washington, DC – Blues Alley
3/14 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
3/15 Old Lyme, CT – The SideDoor Jazz Club
3/16 & 17 Boston, MA – Scullers @ Double Tree Suites by Hilton
3/20 & 21 Denver, CO – Dazzle at Baur’s
3/22 Laramie, WY – University of Wyoming
3/23 Bozeman, MT – Rialto Bozeman
3/29 – June 3 New York, NY – Blue Note NYC
6/1 – 3 New York, NY – Blue Note NYC
6/8 Princeton, NJ – Berlind Theatre
6/23 Rochester, NY – Temple Theater
 
**MORE DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON**
 

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