Startling premieres from John Zorn and the Bad Plus


By Howard Reich

'On Sacred Ground'

Only fearless or foolish souls would attempt to reconceive one of the most galvanic orchestral scores of the 20th century for jazz trio. Yet that's precisely what the Bad Plus did Friday night at the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts, re-imagining Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps" – popularly known as "The Rite of Spring" – for piano, bass and drums in the multimedia presentation "On Sacred Ground."

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