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4.0 out of 5 stars The CD That Keeps on "Give"-ing, 8 Jun 2004
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Burjiz (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) - See all my reviews
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The Bad Plus's Sony debut, "These Are the Vistas," twisted the rules of jazz even further by adding a few rock touches and performing admirable covers of Nirvana, Blondie and Apex Twin. It's a hard formula to improve on, and they don't exactly do that on their solid followup "Give." Here, the trio of Reid Anderson (bass), Ethan Iverson (piano), and David King (drums) remains quite faithful to the formula that made their predecessor a success. We have the laid-back feel of "1979 Semi-Finalist," a touch of Latin flavor on "Cheney Pinata," and the elegant "And Here We Test Our Powers of Observation." They're slices of delectable jazz that pay respect to their elders (Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck) while remaining modern and fresh. But the track that made me stop everything is their creative rendition of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man," which is nearly worth the price of this whole CD. They do a cover that's faithful to the mood of the original while injecting their own flavor, and it's sure to please jazz lovers and Sabbath fans alike. This CD also has an enhanced portion that will take you to their website, where you can read updates, download stuff, and watch live performances (best viewed with a broadband connection). While "Give" may lack some of the unexpected punch of "These Are the Vistas," it's a completely likable effort that dodges the sophomore slump.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy jazz, 18 Dec 2005
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J. Patterson (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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If you ever wondered what Howard Riley or Paul Bley might sound like filtered through Led Zeppelin -- as yer do -- then here's your answer. "Real jazz" yet utterly contemporary. Magic!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Piano Trio Jazz, 8 May 2004
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Mr. S. Lawless "stevelawless" (brighton UK) - See all my reviews
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A great contempory jazz album. A bit of Jarrett, a bit of EST, and pretty funky in places. Their cover of Iron Man is a riot.
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