Columbia publish The Bad Plus’ second album : ‘These Are the Vistas’ (2003)

The Bad Plus’ ‘These Are the Vistas’ is their second studio album released on February 11, 2003 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Big Eater (Reid Anderson) – 03:53 . 2.Keep The Bugs Off Your Glass And The Bears Off Your Ass (David King) – 05:49 . 3.Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) – 05:57 . 4.Everywhere You Turn (Reid Anderson) – 04:56 . 5.1972 Bronze Medalist (David King) – 05:20 . 6.Guilty (Ethan Iverson) – 05:35 . 7.Boo-Wah (Ethan Iverson) – 03:55 . 8.Flim (Richard D. James) – 04:05 . 9.Heart Of Glass (Deborah Harry, Chris Stein) – 04:47 . 10.Silence Is The Question (Reid Anderson) – 08:11

Musicians : Ethan Iverson – Piano . Reid Anderson – Acoustic Bass . David King – Drums

Production : Produced By Tchad Blake, The Bad Plus . Tchad Blake – Engineer, Mixing . Bob Ludwig – Mastering

Package : Tchad Blake – Photography . Josh Cheuse – Art Direction . Steve Collier – Cover Painting . Chris Floyd – Photography

Recorded September 30, 2002 – October 5, 2002 At Real World Studios.

Released On February 11, 2003 By Columbia.

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Marketing aside, I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Bad Plus become pretty successful. They have a knack for hitting the melody where some more experimental outfits might opt for a diverse array of crazines […]

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There’s an old saying about a dog walking upright on his hind legs: it’s not that he does it well, but rather that he does it at all that’s interesting. Listening to the arrangement of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by the Bad Plus brought this to mind. […]

But some of the high points on Vistas convey a burnished neoclassical romanticism, untarnished by irony. Anderson’s “Everywhere You Turn” overlays a skittering groove with stately chordal melancholy. […]


The Bad Plus’ ‘These Are the Vistas’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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