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The Charlie Bates Big Band

Birmingham based big band led by the young pianist, composer and bandleader Charlie Bates. Debut album “Silhouettes” released May 2017.


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Silhouettes
Silhouettes

"Bates’ pieces are rich in terms of colour, texture, contrast and dynamics and their creator is well served by the superb playing of a similarly youthful ensemble."

4 out of 5

Album Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

New Generation Jazz - ‘Showcase Wales’, Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon, 10/07/2018.

New Generation Jazz - ‘Showcase Wales’, Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon, 10/07/2018.

Ian Mann enjoys an evening of original music played by students of the RWCMD in Cardiff with sets from Josh Heaton's Mouth of Words, Skeleton Leaf and the Norman Willmore Quintet.


Emulsion Festival VI, Day Two, Gateway Arts & Education Centre, Shrewsbury, 16/06/2018.

Emulsion Festival VI, Day Two, Gateway Arts & Education Centre, Shrewsbury, 16/06/2018.

Ian Mann enjoys this cross genre Festival founded by saxophonist Trish Clowes and featuring newly commissioned music from Nikki Iles and Robert Mitchell.


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