Bad Plus tackles Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Heart

Experimental Jazz piano trio Bad Plus has become an unlikely jam band fave in recent years. Secret weapon? Superbly screwing with classic rock and grunge staples like Black Sabbath's "Iron Man," Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Rush's "Tom Sawyer." Sure, the threesome composes originals, but that's not what gets these guys paid. So it should come as no surprise that Bad Plus are following the same template for their new disc.


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."

Bad Plus: "Iron Man"

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