Contemporary Jazz Concert

Contemporary Jazz Concert

Contemporary Jazz Concert

On Friday, August 8, at 8 p.m., the Mahaiwe will present a double bill featuring The Bad Plus, a major force in jazz that has redefined the classic piano trio sound for the 21st century, and Joshua Redman, a giant of modern jazz saxophone playing.

Reinventing the standard jazz trio with a defiantly convention-breaking approach to improvisational music, The Bad Plus has carved out a niche as one of the most unique voices in modern music. The trio, featuring pianist Ethan Iverson, drummer Dave King, and bassist Reid Anderson, first gained notice for their audacious, script-flipping interpretations of rock and pop songs, like Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’ and The Bee Gees’s ‘How Deep Is Your Love?’ The group’s compositional skills should not go unnoticed; Their singular sound that makes for a thrilling ride.

Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the 90s, with a big meaty tone and soulful style reminiscent of Sonny Rollins. His accessibility and charisma have made him one of the more popular and recognizable jazz artists.

For tickets and information, visit mahaiwe.org or call 413-528-0100. The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, Mass.