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Django Bates: Summer Fruits (And Unrest) (CD: Winter & Winter)Django Bates: Summer Fruits (And Unrest) (CD: Winter & Winter)
 


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Django Bates: Autumn Fires (And Green Shoots) (CD: Winter & Winter)
 


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Django Bates: Autumn Fires (And Green Shoots) (CD: Winter & Winter)


Django Bates: You Live And Learn...Apparently (CD: Lost Marble)Django Bates: You Live And Learn...Apparently (CD: Lost Marble)
 


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Django Bates: Spring Is Here (Shall We Dance?) (CD: Lost Marble)
 


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Django Bates: Spring Is Here (Shall We Dance?) (CD: Lost Marble)


Django Bates: Belovèd Bird (CD: Lost Marble)Django Bates: Belovèd Bird (CD: Lost Marble)
Belovèd Bird, by the multi-award winning British jazz musician Django Bates is a celebration of the music of Charlie Parker. On his first recording with a classic trio line-up, Bates delivers his own interpretations of music associated with Parker and pays tribute to Bird with one of his own compositions. He says of Belovèd Bird, “I believe there is no point in recording unless one has something special to say. Now’s the time to say something special: Bird Lives!” (Proper Music)  


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Django Bates' Belovèd: Confirmation (CD: Lost Marble)
‘Confirmation’ follows up pianist Django Bates' acclaimed 2010 release ‘Belovèd Bird’ which featured his highly personal interpretations of Charlie Parker compositions. ‘Confirmation’ includes three more re-workings of Parker tunes plus six of Django's own originals which stand in their own right using the same rhythmic and harmonic signature. (Proper Music) 


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Django Bates' Belovèd: Confirmation (CD: Lost Marble)


Django Bates & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band: Saluting Sgt. Pepper (CD: Edition)Django Bates & The Frankfurt Radio Big Band: Saluting Sgt. Pepper (CD: Edition)
The totally irrepressible creativity and ever-unconventional spirit of Django Bates swings into a completely new and unpredicted sphere. In collaboration with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and Eggs Laid By Tigers, Django has reimagined the seminal Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the most significant Rock album of all time.

With his overpoweringly creative spirit, his anarchic sense of humour and his incredible level of musicality, approaching the arrangement process with a manifesto of 'Freedom, not Licence', Django's work is typically inventive and visionary. Holding on to the original structures and keys, he gracefully folds his own colours, rhythms and sound into the music, resulting in a thoroughly kaleidoscopic examination of this iconic album. (Proper Music) 


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Django Bates' Beloved: The Study Of Touch (CD: ECM)
British pianist Django Bates returns to ECM with one of his very finest constellations, the trio Belovèd, with Swedish bassist Petter Eldh and Danish drummer Peter Bruun, and an aptly named album, The Study of Touch. All three musicians are highly individual players, subtly challenging the conventions of the jazz piano trio. The group came together a decade ago when Bates was teaching at Copenhagen’s Rhythmic Music Conservatory. The shared work has included inspired reconstructions of pieces associated with Charlie Parker – a formative influence for both Bates and bassist Eldh - and in this new album, Parker’s tune “Passport” is set amid Django originals, and played with respect, contemporary sensibility and joy. Some of Django’s own tunes here – such as “Senza Bitterness”, “Sadness All The Way Down” and “We Are Not Lost, We Are Simply Finding Our Way” have become core pieces in Belovèd’s repertoire, continually remodeled by this trio of improvisers. Bates’ composing and arranging skills are much in evidence, along with his freewheeling, free-flowing virtuosic melodic sense. The terse, percussive edge of Petter Eldh’s bass provides momentum and drummer Peter Bruun details the music with an almost painterly touch. In the crowded world of the piano trio, Belovèd has developed a sound all its own. The Study of Touch was recorded at Oslo’s Rainbow Studio in June 2016, and produced by Manfred Eicher. (ECM Records) 


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Django Bates' Beloved: The Study Of Touch (CD: ECM)

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