The Bad Plus: Human Behavior


Human Behavior


The Bad Plus


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Ethan Iverson (piano), Reid Anderson (bass), David King (drums).

Composed by Bjork and Nellee Hooper


Recorded: Wiltshire, England, May, 2005


Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

The Bad Plus’s arrangement of “Human Behavior,” recorded during the same 2005 sessions that yielded the group’s Suspicious Activity?, never found its way onto that album, or any other (it’s available only as a download). Which is a shame, really, because the track is outstanding, especially when you concentrate on bassist Reid Anderson’s playing (check out his all-too-brief solo at 2:16), David King’s comic drum fill at 2:18, Iverson’s striking independence at 3:59, or on the ensemble groove at nearly any point in the song. Truly, if you listen close enough, you can hear three dudes from the American Midwest transform into one small Icelandic woman.

Reviewer: Brad Farberman

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