Tune in to The Bridge on Friday, June 27th at 10 pm to hear a jam-packed night of great music and interesting conversation.
J. Michael Harrison welcomes Philly's, and Emeril Lagasse's, favorite percussionist, Doc Gibbs, and Australian vocalist Dee Dee Lavell. The two have collaborated on the soon-to-be-released album Sounds of Love. WRTI listeners will get a first listen to music from the new album and learn how an Australian singer got together will a Philly percussionist. Gibbs and Lavell will also share some thoughts on their upcoming performance at World Cafe Live on Sunday, June 29th.
At 11 pm, The Bridge features a special program documenting The Bad Plus, a jazz trio with a reputation for stretching the boundaries of conventional jazz. In 2010 the dynamic trio tackled the amazing feat of creating their own unique arrangement of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. The arrangement was commissioned by Duke Performances at Duke University and Lincoln Center Out of Doors and has been met with universal acclaim around the world including Ireland, Canada, Norway, Israel, and the United States. In 2013 the arrangement was released on CD.
Listen to learn more about how the group met this challenging task and their thoughts on improvisation, performance, and continually pushing the outer limits of what defines the jazz trio.
The Bad Plus is bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King, and is based in New York City.