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“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

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The Bad Plus - Prog


None September 13th, 2007

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Similar to Oklahoma's own Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, The Bad Plus is updating the traditional jazz piano trio in a more modern, avant-garde style. The result, as with the aforementioned group, can be a little out there at times, but in this reviewer's opinion, "Prog" is down-to-earth compared with some of the outfit's previous work.

 

Occasionally, the tunes crafted by bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King settle into a repetitious drone that either could hypnotize or annoy. Other times, the group shows a knack for improvisation and imagination often lacking in jazz today.

 

And like JFJO's last album, "Prog" includes some covers that one might not expect from a jazz trio, including David Bowie's "Life on Mars," Rush's "Tom Sawyer" and Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," all delightfully played.

 

All totaled, this is a pretty solid album with some particularly good moments. Worth a listen.

 

"”Dave Bond

 
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