BADBADNOTGOOD is a jazz trio from Toronto (Keys, drums, bass) that re-imagines hip-hop tunes in their own post bop-harmonic and melodic language. It appears BBNG’s talented constituents are college students, since most of their performance videos and pictures posted up on their tumblr are shot in various classrooms. Staffed wipe boards and retractable desks in mid-sized rooms further suggest they’re property of some lucky music faculty.
The present self-titled EP is a collection of previously released covers from artists like Odd Future, Waka Flocka Flame, and A Tribe Called Quest. It’s tip top. Get the EP over on their bandcamp, and watch “The Odd Future Sessions Part 1” below.