When we posted Bad Plus’s tenacious original cut “Physical Cities” from Prog, we promised a listen of their killer cover of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.” And truly, they pulverize the prog epic, starting true to the tune’s head before delving into a madcap chopped-out piano trio jam. And it wouldn’t be Bad Plus without a tempo-shifted smoothed-out outro, a collective gasp for breath. Drum jock Neil Peart would ? or should ? be proud of BP’s David King’s fills on this one.
Bad Plus – “Tom Sawyer” (MP3)
Prog is out 5/8 on Heads Up.