The Bad Plus @ Jazz Standard Sat & Sun

The trio is known for messing with jewels like “Heart of Glass” and “Iron Man” but their new disc is dedicated to a different kind of classic – “The Rite Of Spring.” Genuflecting to Strav’s wise audacity while claiming it as part of an increasingly catholic jazz canon, they refract its grandeur and reveal its swing. Which come to think of it, was their M.O. with Blondie and Sabbath, too. Given their seismic sense of interplay and drummer Dave Kings’ charisma, it’s a good bet they’re going to tear the place apart. They’re skipping the “Rite” stuff in clubland, but they have several original items that should generate goose pimples.

7:30 pm & 9:30 pm $20. Jazz Standard. 116 East 27 Street. 212-576-2232.


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