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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


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

Sunday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Market Hall, Abergavenny, 02/09/2018.

Sunday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Market Hall, Abergavenny, 02/09/2018.

Ian Mann enjoys the Jazz Alley and Charity Swing Party events at the Market Hall with performances by Wonderbrass, Tarion, Rebelinx and The Electric Swing Circus.


Saturday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 01/09/2018.

Saturday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 01/09/2018.

Ian Mann on a day of superb jazz with concert performances from bands led by Daniel Newberry, Alison Rayner, Ben Holder, Rachel Sutton and Tony Kofi plus interval music from Dave Jones and friends.


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