You've got to give The Bad Plus credit for not shying away from a challenge. Like taking on Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," rearranged for a trio. It's hard to imagine that, but it should make for a fascinating live-show experience next weekend. For particulars, see the preview in Sunday's paper.
Climb every mountain: The Bad Plus tackles Stravinsky
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.