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
Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.