Broken Shadows brings together four luminaries of the American jazz scene: Tim Berne, Chris Speed, Reid Anderson, and Dave King

Broken Shadows has very strong connections, in twos. Saxophonists Tim Berne and Chris Speed have been playing together since 1992; Bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King – two-thirds of the legendary band The Bad Plus – have been playing together for over 35 years.

Named after an Ornette Coleman composition, this all-star project honors the legacy of the music of their idols and mentors Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, and Julius Hemphill. “Most all of the songs have melodies; infectious and singable. Songs you would want to put in your pocket and take them home. In a time of songs treated as vehicles for improvisation, with this band, the vehicle is the song“, writes Branford Marsalis in the liner notes, celebrating the emotional power and impact of Broken Shadows: “Harmonic data does not create emotion; the ability to change color in one’s sound does. This is something that Broken Shadows understand, be it explicit or implicit. The twelve tracks range from lamentation, or insouciant swagger, to utter joy, and all the colors in between.” ~Editorial Review | Amazon

The Bad Plus trio’s 2019 recording “ACTIVATE INFINITY” showcases imaginative originals and vibrant musicality like no other

Activate Infinity is the second album from New York-based 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 produced one of their finest and most original albums to date. This is group music played with vibrant imagination and vigor. 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 is working with a renewed intent that will see them grow to new heights and continue to flourish. ~Edition Records

The New York Times called it “an exhilarating document” that sparked an exciting new chapter for the iconic group.

The Bad Plus features bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Orrin Evans, and drummer Dave King.