Iverson in 2009
|Born||February 11, 1973|
Menomonie, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, avant-garde jazz|
|Labels||Fresh Sound, Sunnyside, HighNote, Criss Cross, ECM|
|Associated acts||The Bad Plus|
Iverson was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Before forming The Bad Plus, he was musical director of the Mark Morris Dance Group and a student of 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, Charlie Haden and Ron Carter. He currently studies with John Bloomfield and is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory.
In 2017, the Bad Plus announced that Iverson was leaving the group, to be replaced by Orrin Evans. Also in 2017, the Mark Morris Dance Group premiered Pepperland, for which Iverson composed the score (derived from parts of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) and led the band during performances.
In 2018, Iverson premiered his Concerto to Scale with the American Composers Orchestra; released the album Temporary Kings with saxophonist Mark Turner on the ECM label; and toured Europe with the Billy Hart Quartet.
In 2019, Iverson and trumpeter Tom Harrell released the album Common Practice, recorded at the Village Vanguard, on ECM. Iverson also served as an artistic director of the 2019 Jazz te Gast festival in the Netherlands, at which his orchestral piece Solve for X premiered.
In 2021, Iverson's album Bud Powell in the 21st Century, featuring Ingrid Jensen, Dayna Stephens, Ben Street, Lewis Nash, and the Umbria Jazz Orchestra, was released on Sunnyside Records.
|1993||School Work||Mons||Some tracks trio, with Johannes Weidenmueller (bass), Falk Willis (drums); some tracks quartet, with Dewey Redman (tenor sax) added|
|1998||Construction Zone (Originals)||Fresh Sound New Talent||Trio, with Reid Anderson (bass), Jorge Rossy (drums)|
|1998||Deconstruction Zone (Standards)||Fresh Sound New Talent||Trio, with Reid Anderson (bass), Jorge Rossy (drums)|
|1999||The Minor Passions||Fresh Sound New Talent||Trio, with Reid Anderson (bass), Billy Hart (drums)|
|2000||Live at Smalls||Fresh Sound New Talent||Quartet, with Bill McHenry (tenor sax), Reid Anderson (bass), Jeff Williams (drums); in concert|
|2012||Costumes Are Mandatory||HighNote||Most tracks quartet, with Lee Konitz (alto sax), Larry Grenadier (bass), Jorge Rossy (drums); some tracks trio, duo, solo|
|2016||The Purity of the Turf||Criss Cross||Most tracks trio, with Ron Carter (bass), Nasheet Waits (drums); one track solo piano|
|2017||Temporary Kings||ECM||Duo, with Mark Turner (tenor sax)|
|2017||Common Practice||ECM||Quartet, with Tom Harrell (trumpet), Ben Street (bass) and Eric McPherson (drums)|
|2021||Bud Powell In The 21st Century||Sunnyside||With the Umbria Jazz Orchestra plus a quintet with Dayna Stephens (tenor sax), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Ben Street (bass), and Lewis Nash (drums)|
With The Bad Plus
- The Bad Plus (2001)
- Authorized Bootleg: New York 12/16/01 (2002)
- These Are the Vistas (2003)
- Give (2004)
- Blunt Object: Live in Tokyo (1999)
- Suspicious Activity? (2005)
- Prog (2007)
- For All I Care (2008 Europe, 2009 North America)
- Never Stop (2010)
- Made Possible (2012)
- The Rite of Spring (2014)
- Inevitable Western (2014)
- The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (2015)
- It's Hard (2016)
With Albert Heath
- Live at Small's (SmallsLive, 2010)
- Tootie's Tempo (Sunnyside, 2013)
- Philadelphia Beat (Sunnyside, 2015)
With Billy Hart
- Duck (2008)
- Live At The Jamboree: Guilty (Fresh Sound, 2002)
- Live At The Jamboree: Lazy Afternoon (Fresh Sound, 2002)
- Y En El 2000 Tambien... (EPSA Music, Argentina)
With Patrick Zimmerli
- Twelve Sacred Dances (1998)
- Clockworks (2018)
- "Bad Plus". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 30–33. ISBN 9780824211219.
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- "Pianist Ethan Iverson joined New England Conservatory's jazz studio faculty in 2016". New England Conservatory. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
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- Walls, Seth Colter (8 April 2018). "Review: American Composers Orchestra Brings Jazz to Classical, Effortlessly (Published 2018)". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
- "Ethan Iverson: At the Crossroads of Jazz and Classical Music". Downbeat.com. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
- Grillo, Tyran (2 January 2021). "In the Same Breath: An Interview with Ethan Iverson". Ecmreviews.com. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
- Iverson, Ethan. "Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, and One Night in New York City". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
- "Stanley Crouch, Towering Jazz Critic, Dead At 74". Npr.org. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
- Iverson, Ethan (24 December 2020). "Modern Hollywood Discovers Its Jazz 'Soul'". Thenation.com. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
- Yanow, Scott. "Ethan Iverson: School Work". AllMusic. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 751. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
- Adler, David R. "Reid Anderson / Ethan Iverson / Bill McHenry / Jeff Williams: Live at Small's". AllMusic. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
- Jurek, Thom. "Larry Grenadier / Ethan Iverson / Lee Konitz / Jorge Rossy: Costumes Are Mandatory". AllMusic. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
- Fordham, John (December 1, 2016). "Ethan Iverson: The Purity of the Turf Review – Like a Time-Travelling Monk Trio". The Guardian.
- "Criss Cross Jazz 1391 CD". crisscrossjazz.com. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
- Grillo, Tyran (September 1, 2018). "Mark Turner / Ethan Iverson: Temporary Kings (ECM 2583)". ecmreviews.com. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
- Richards, Chris (September 5, 2018). "Mark Turner and Ethan Iverson's Jazz? It Sounds Like Stravinsky and the Blues". The Washington Post.
- "Ethan Iverson - Bud Powell in the 21st Century". Sunnyside Records.