The Bad Plus Meets Django Bates
Jez Nelson presents a special collaboration between US alt-jazz trio The Bad Plus and UK maverick composer and bandleader Django Bates. Known for their deconstructions of pop hits, The Bad Plus have developed a fresh approach to the piano trio line up over the last decade. One of their musical inspirations is the UK musician Django Bates, particularly his work with the English big band Loose Tubes and his own group Delightful Precipice. This concert brings them together for the first time. Recorded at Kings Place during the London Jazz Festival 2010
Also in the programme, The Bad Plus pianist, Ethan Iverson, talks to the composer Henry Threadgill in a rare interview looking back on his influential group Air.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Joby Waldman.