Bad Plus Cover Nirvana, Bee Gees On New Album
Jazz trio the Bad Plus offers more unique interpretations of pop and rock classics on "For All I Care," due Feb. 3 via Head's Up.Jazz trio the Bad Plus offers more unique interpretations of pop and rock classics on "For All I Care," due Feb. 3 via Head's Up. In a first for the group, the album also features contributions from veteran Minneapolis vocalist Wendy Lewis.
Among the covers given the Bad Plus treatment this time around are Nirvana's "Lithium," the Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love," Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb," Heart's "Barracuda" and Yes' "Long Distance Runaround."
The album also includes interpretations of pieces by classical composers Igor Stravinsky, Gyorgi Ligeti and Milton Babbitt. "For All I Care" will be available as a double-vinyl set featuring two bonus tracks: a cover of U2's "New Year's Day" and the original piece "You and I Is a Comfort Zone."
The Bad Plus' last album, 2007's "Prog," debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart.