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Activate Infinity

by The Bad Plus

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    180g Album version with artwork directed by Dave King and designed by Oli Bentley.

    Includes digital pre-order of Activate Infinity. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases October 25, 2019
    item ships out on or around October 23, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £20 GBP or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes in 6-panel softpack with artwork directed by Dave King and designed by Oli Bentley.

    Includes digital pre-order of Activate Infinity. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases October 25, 2019
    item ships out on or around October 23, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £10.99 GBP

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Activate Infinity. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases October 25, 2019

      £7.99 GBP  or more

     

1.
03:15
2.
Slow Reactors
3.
Thrift Store Jewelry
4.
The Red Door
5.
Looking In Your Eyes
6.
Dovetail Nicely
7.
Undersea Reflection
8.
Love Is The Answer

about

Reid Anderson, Bass
Orrin Evans, Piano
Dave King, Drums

Activate Infinity is the second album from The Bad Plus since the remarkable pianist Orrin Evans joined the trio back in 2018. With their sights set on a new trajectory, combined with an abundance of spirit and creativity, the trio has produced one of their finest and most original albums to date. This is group music played with vibrant imagination and vigour. It’s real, deeply honest and personal. Their joy in music-making together is clear and their vision is committed and democratic. With a new home on the British label, Edition Records, the trio are working with a renewed intent that will see them grow to new heights and continue to flourish. Sit back, listen and enjoy the ride!

Tracks 1, 2, 7 & 8 by Reid Anderson (Published by Dirty Showtunes Music/BMI), tracks 4 & 5 by Orrin Evans (Published by Big Jimmy Music/SESAC) and tracks 3 & 6 by Dave King (Published by Franz Kline In The Dunk Tank Music/BMI)

Produced by The Bad Plus

With writing credits shared between all members, the music on Activate Infinity is protean yet focussed, individually written but collectively produced. These are songs written with the freedom to explore and the titles represent the deep levels of imagination the band has become known for. Reid Anderson’s Avail is a vehicle for exuberance; Orrin’s quirky and joyous The Red Door explores the space behind the red door not the door itself; Dave King’s Thrift Store Jewelry is inspired by reclaimed treasure. Each has a message that is deeply personal, but universal.

This is The Bad Plus now: a band entering a new era, a period of intense creativity, renewed energy and excitement. And they are loving the ride. As the title suggests, the trio show no sign of slowing down. The pursuit of creativity is on and they are searching for new trajectories. With an abundance of adventure and spirit, their joy of making music together is clear and paramount - it’s their driving force and their ultimate purpose. The idea of a spirited and endless journey will inspire the band and their fans to activate infinity in countless rich and creative ways. So sit back, listen and enjoy the ride!

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releases October 25, 2019

Produced by The Bad Plus
Recorded May 2019 at Brooklyn Recording, NYC by Andy Taub
Mixed June 2019 by Andy Taub
Mastered by Huntley Miller for HM Mastering

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The Bad Plus New York, New York

Never Stop II is the 13th studio album from renowned jazz trio THE BAD PLUS, and the first to feature new pianist Orrin Evans alongside founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums). Originally released in January 2018.

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