BADBADNOTGOOD have inked quite the impression on us since we featured their BBNGLIVE 1 LP back in November. Reconstructing the very premise of what ‘modern Jazz’ can sound like; Their interpretations of songs from the likes of Wacka Flaka Flame, Flying Lotus, ODB & Slum Village (to name a few) quickly established the Toronto based trio as an innovative, boundaries-pushing ensemble. And who could forget their Tyler, the Creator reworking…?
In January the band were invited to perform at Giles Peterson’s World Wide Awards in London and during their set they debuted these two majestic James Blake covers. Transmutating ‘CMYK’ and ‘Limit To Your Love’ into Jazz soaked complexities – with improvised piano riffs, energetically clashing percussives and gorgeous bass sections they once again reinstate their position as instrumental dons. Their foresight is impressive enough, but their technical adeptness is most outstanding. Listen as they reveal layer upon layer of Blake’s original composition, adding their own eccentricities along the way.
Both songs come of the bands new BBNGLIVE 2 EP – available for free download here.