Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
Iverson, Ethan (Andrew)
Iverson, Ethan (Andrew), piano; b. Menomonie, WI, 11 February 1973. He won a Young Talent award from the IAJE in 1990, including a performance at the IAJE convention in Jan 1990. Moved to New York 1991. Long-time student of Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. Music Director for the Mark Morris Dance Group 1997-2002 (including two extensive England tours and performances with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Yo Yo Ma). Has played as a sideman with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and saxophonist Mark Turner (who wrote "Iverson's Oddessy" for the pianist). Long-time musical association with saxophonist Bill McHenry. Also works with Billy Hart.
Started The Bad Plus in 2000 with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer David King. The roots of the group date back to circa 1984 when Dave first heard Reid sing in a junior high rock band. By 1989, Reid and Ethan were playing free jazz at restaurants throughout America's dairy land. While 1990 marks Dave, Reid, and Ethan's first musical encounter, the group's eponymous debut album was released in 2001. A 2002 performance at New York's Village Vanguard led to the signing with Columbia Records and international touring.
School Work (with Dewey Redman) (1993); Construction Zone (1998); Deconstruction Zone (Standards) (1998); The Minor Passions (1999); Bad Plus: Bad Plus (2001); These Are The Vistas (2003)
Kurt Rosenwinkel': Heartcore