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For the better part of a decade, the progressive jazz trio known as The Bad Plus have been stirring up a musical stew that defies easy description. Drawing on sources as diverse as classical, jazz, rock, pop and beyond, they have created a singular aesthetic that forces even the most skeptical listener to rethink the commonly held notions of what differentiates one style of music from another.
Following the release of Prog, the trio wanted to try some new ideas and broaden their musical concept. A mix of highly familiar rock and pop pieces alongside some not-so-familiar 20th century classical compositions, For All I Care represents the band’s egalitarian approach to all forms of music, regardless of source, genre or style.
The album also marks the first Bad Plus recording to include a guest vocalist as the fourth instrument in its sonic arsenal. Wendy Lewis, a longtime associate of The Plus and a fixture in the Minneapolis alt rock scene, steps in and takes the trio’s ongoing experimental ride to a new level of exploration and sophistication.
But For All I Care is more than just an album pairing a singer with a backing band. The recording is inspired in part by the collaborative recording by John Coltrane and vocalist Johnny Hartman, released in 1963. “Coltrane’s quartet had already developed a group language, and then they enlisted this incredible singer without changing the language of the band,” says King. “In that same sense, this is still very much a Bad Plus record. We just happen to have a great singer singing the songs with us.” From the Label
Performance CreditsBad Plus Primary Artist
Technical CreditsIgor Stravinsky Composer
Milton Babbitt Composer
Roger Waters Composer
Robin Gibb Composer
Barry Gibb Composer
Jay Bennett Composer
Kurt Cobain Composer
Maurice Gibb Composer
Jeff Tweedy Composer
Ann Wilson Composer
Michael Ivins Composer
Wayne Coyne Composer
Steven Drozd Composer