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
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 "â€˜Tubby Hayes: A Man in a Hurry".
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.