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Django Bates Beloved

Trio led by British pianist Django Bates and featuring Scandinavian musicians Petter Eldh (double bass) and Peter Bruun (drums). Their first album ” Beloved Bird” (2010)  featured radical arrangements of Charlie Parker tunes. The second “Confirmation” placed a greater emphasis on original material but in a loosely “Parker-esque” style. Third album “The Study Of Touch” released by ECM Records in 2017 with an even greater emphasis on Bates’ own music.


ARTIST REVIEWS
Django Bates Belovèd, CBSO Centre, Birmingham, 14/06/2013.
Django Bates Belovèd, CBSO Centre, Birmingham, 14/06/2013.

"The trio's music is a compelling blend of playfulness and intellectual rigour that draws on the best of the past to create thrilling contemporary music."

4 out of 5

Live Review


The Study Of Touch
The Study Of Touch

"The album serves as a welcome reminder of Bates’ abilities as both a composer and a pianist and it’s a recording that should enhance his international reputation yet further."

4 out of 5

Album Review


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