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.
"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."
"The album serves as a welcome reminder of Batesâ€™ abilities as both a composer and a pianist and itâ€™s a recording that should enhance his international reputation yet further."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Purdyâ€™s Pop-Up Jazz Club w Rebecca Poole & Fleur Stevenson, HAODS Studio, Henley on Thames, 03/02/
"Jazz club take on Bowie transmits all his wistfulness." Guest contributor Marc Edwards enjoys a party night featuring the contrasting styles of vocalists Rebecca Poole and Fleur Stevenson.
Ian Mann witnesses the future of British jazz at the NYJO Jazz Jam and the JazzNewBlood showcase and loses himself in a spectacular Norwegian double bill featuring Sinikka Langeland and Jaga Jazzist.