Tuesday, February 04 2014 23:58

THE BAD PLUS to release their version of Stravinsky's THE RITE OF SPRING...

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As I sit here at 11:50pm on a Tuesday night, typing this from my office at Rock Father HQ, I look outside at the falling snow and can only wish for Spring. Knowing that it's coming, it's pleasant news to hear that THE BAD PLUS will release their version of Igor Stravinsky's THE RITE OF SPRING, performed as only THE BAD PLUS can - as an ambitious piano/bass/drums trio. Personally, I can't wait to hear what they do with it. Check out the cover art and tracklisting below...


1. Introduction
2. The Augurs of Spring
3. Ritual of Abduction
4. Spring Rounds
5. Games of the Two Rival Tribes / Procession of the Sage
6. The Sage / Dance of the Earth
7. Introduction
8. Mystic Circle of the Young Girls
9. Glorification of the Chosen One
10. Evocation of the Ancestors / Ritual Action of the Ancestors
11. Sacrificial Dance

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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