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The Bad Plus in session and Bill Frisell

Pioneering US piano trio The Bad Plus perform music from their latest album and guitar great Bill Frisell shares tracks that have inspired him.

Julian Joseph presents a session from pioneering contemporary piano trio The Bad Plus. Over two decades, the New York based group have won widespread acclaim for their approach, which combines the freedom of avant-garde jazz with influences from pop and rock. They perform music from their new album, Activate Infinity.

Also in the programme, Bill Frisell, one of the greats of jazz guitar, shares a collection of tracks that have inspired him and influenced his work – including music by one of his childhood heroes, Bob Dylan, and a piece by pianist Keith Jarrett that taught him to be true to himself.

Produced by Dominic Tyerman for Somethin’ Else.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

  • The Bad Plus

    Dovetail Nicely

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Jaimie Branch

    Simple Silver Surfer

    • Fly Or Die Ii: Bird Dogs Of Paradise.
    • International Anthem Recording Co..
    • 06.
  • Gregoire Maret & Edmar Castaneda & Béla Fleck

    No Fear

    • Harp vs Harp.
  • Carmen Lundy

    A Time For Peace

    • Modern Ancestors.
  • Buddy Rich

    Love For Sale

  • The Bad Plus

    Slow Reactors

  • The Bad Plus

    The Red Door

    • Live in session for J to Z.
  • Harry Connick

    Anything Goes

    • True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter.
  • Bill Frisell & Petra Haden


    • Blue Note.
  • Bob Dylan

    Mr. Tambourine Man

  • Keith Jarrett

    My Back Pages

  • Ornette Coleman


  • Sonny Rollins

    Sonnymoon For Two

    • A Night At The Village Vanguard.
  • The Bad Plus

    Undersea Reflection

    • The Bad Plus.
  • The Bad Plus

    Thriftstore Jewelry


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