Ethan Iverson

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Ethan Iverson

Ethan Iverson (born February 11, 1973 in Menomonie, Wisconsin)[1] is a pianist, composer, and critic best known for his work in the postmodern jazz trio The Bad Plus,[2] with bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King.

Prior to the forming of The Bad Plus, Iverson was the musical director for the Mark Morris Dance Group and a student of both Fred Hersch and Sophia Rosoff. He has worked with artists such as Billy Hart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tim Berne, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Lee Konitz, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Paul Motian, Larry Grenadier and Charlie Haden.

Iverson writes about jazz and other subjects at length at his blog, Do The Math.


With The Bad Plus

With Albert "Tootie" Heath

  • Tootie's Tempo (2013)

With the Billy Hart quartet (including Mark Turner and Ben Street)

  • One Is The Other (ECM, 2014)
  • All Our Reasons (ECM 2012)
  • Quartet (2006)

With Reid Anderson and Billy Hart

  • The Minor Passions (Recorded Live in NYC) (1999)

With Buffalo Collision (incl. Tim Berne, Hank Roberts, David King)

  • Duck (2008)

With Ben Street and Albert Heath

  • Live at Smalls (2010)

With Avantango: Thomas Chapin and Pablo Aslan

  • Y En El 2000 Tambien... (EPSA Music, Argentina)

With Patrick Zimmerli

  • "Twelve Sacred Dances" (1998)

With Dewey Redman, Johannes Weidermueller and Falk Willis

  • School Work (1993)

With Reid Anderson and Jorge Rossy

  • Construction Zone (Originals) (1998)
  • Deconstruction Zone (Standards) (1998)


  1. ^ "Bad Plus". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 30–33. ISBN 9780824211219. 
  2. ^ Farberman, Brad. (July, 2009). "Shorts: Ethan Iverson." Beyond Race Magazine (BRM).

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