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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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‘Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry’, University of Reading London Road Campus, 11/05/2018

‘Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry’, University of Reading London Road Campus, 11/05/2018

Guest contributor Trevor Bannister's thoughts on a night of jazz & film to celebrate Tubby Hayes with the Simon Spillett Quartet and the acclaimed film documentary "‘Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry".


Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 06/05/2018.

Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 06/05/2018.

Ian Mann enjoys the penultimate day at Cheltenham and performances by Wolves Are People Too, China Moses, Issie Barratt, Christian McBride, Kamasi Washington, Arun Ghosh and Vein with Stan Sulzmann.


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