Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia.

Jazz trio the Bad Plus will release its sophomore album, "Give," March 9 via Columbia. As was the group's 2003 debut, "These Are the Vistas," the new set was produced by Tchad Blake (Pearl Jam, Peter Gabriel). It features eight originals, alongside covers of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man," the Pixies' "Velouria" and Ornette Coleman's "Street Woman."

"These Are the Vistas" reached No. 8 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart. That album features reinterpretations of songs by Nirvana, Aphex Twin and Blondie.

The trio of bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer Dave King have already lined up a host of 2004 tour dates, beginning Jan. 9 at Joe's Pub in New York. Beforehand, the group will play Dec. 28-29 in Minneapolis and a New Year's Eve gig in San Francisco with Greyboy All Stars.

Here are the Bad Plus' tour dates:

Dec. 28-29: Minneapolis (Dakota)
Dec. 31: San Francisco (Warfield)
Jan. 9: New York (Joe's Pub)
Jan. 10: Boston (Regatta Bar)
Jan. 22: Lisbon (Centro Cultural de Belem)
March 15: Minneapolis (Guthrie Theatre)
March 27: Buffalo, N.Y. (Albright-Knox Gallery)
April 1: Burlington, Vt. (Flynn Space)
April 2: Hightstown, N.J. (Mt. Burke Theatre)
April 4: Reston, Va. (Center Stage)
April 25: Kalamazoo, Mich. (Gilmore Keyboard Festival)
May 7: Philadelphia (Kimmel Center)
May 23-24: Syracuse, N.Y. (LeMoyne College)

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