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Beats and Pieces

Duration:
1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 27 February 2012

Jez Nelson presents up-and-coming UK big band Beats & Pieces. Since emerging from the Manchester student scene in 2008, the ensemble has developed a growing reputation for its fresh approach to the big-band genre. Bandleader Ben Cottrell's music embraces the influence of artists such as Radiohead and Bjork as well as British jazz from Loose Tubes to Led Bib. This gig sees them playing in front of their home crowd at the Royal Northern College of Music, as part of a tour of music from their new album.

Beats & Pieces Big Band Line-up for 16 February 2012 RECORDING:
Ben Cottrell (director, laptop), Ben Watte, Sam Healey, Anthony Brown (saxophones), Tim Cox, Simon Lodge, Paul Strachan (trombones), Owen Bryce, Graham South, Nick Walters (trumpets), Patrick Hurley (piano), Anton Hunter (guitar), Harrison Wood (bass), Finlay Panter (drums).

Music Played

18 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • New music on CD

    • Image for E.S.T.
      00:02

      E.S.T. The Left Lane

      301, ACT

    • Image for Graham Collier
      00:11

      Graham Collier The Hackney Five [Excerpt]

      Relook, Jazz Continuum

  • Beats & Pieces Big Band recorded at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on 16 February 2012

  • Ben Cottrell’s mp3 Shuffle

    • Image for Portishead
      00:44

      Portishead Mysterons

      Dummy, Go! Beat

    • Image for Colin Towns with NDR Big Band
      00:46

      Colin Towns with NDR Big Band Be-Bop Tango / G-Spot Tornado

      Frank Zappa’s Hot Licks (And Funny Smells) – Live at Moers Festival, Provocateur

    • Image for Jonny Greenwood
      00:49

      Jonny Greenwood Trench

      Bodysong Original Soundtrack, Parlophone

    • Image for Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker
      00:53

      Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Jeru

      The Best of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker, Blue Note

    • Image for Acoustic Ladyland
      00:55

      Acoustic Ladyland Iggy

      Last Chance Disco, Babel

  • Beats & Pieces Big Band recorded at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on 16 February 2012

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