Polar Bear

British Jazz Band. Formed 2004
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Polar Bear

Polar Bear Biography (Wikipedia)

Polar Bear is a British experimental jazz band led by drummer Seb Rochford with Pete Wareham and Mark Lockheart on tenor saxophone, Tom Herbert on double bass and Leafcutter John on electronics and occasionally guitar or mandolin.

Polar Bear were nominated for the Best Band award at the BBC Jazz Awards 2004, while Rochford was nominated for the 'Rising Star' award. Their first album Dim Lit was released in the same year and was a small scale success.

Their second record, Held on the Tips of Fingers merged elements of cool jazz, funk, dance music, free jazz, electronica and drum and bass and was, by comparison, a crossover hit, earning Polar Bear a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005. The success was all the more unusual for an almost purely instrumental album. The album was nominated for a BBC Jazz Award 2006. It was selected as one of "The 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World" by Jazzwise magazine. and featured in The Guardian's list of "1000 Albums To Hear Before You Die". They have been involved with F-IRE Collective.

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White Noise Massage/Of Hi Lands
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White Noise Massage/Of Hi Lands
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Polar Bear Standing and Ready
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Polar Bear Standing and Ready
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To Touch The Red Brick
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To Touch The Red Brick
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Life That Ends Too Soon
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Life That Ends Too Soon
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The King Of Aberdeen
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The King Of Aberdeen
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Argumentative
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Argumentative
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Fluffy I Want You
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Fluffy I Want You
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Peepers
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Peepers
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Beartown
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Beartown
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Want To Believe Everything (Live At Maida Vale)
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Want To Believe Everything (Live At Maida Vale)
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Beartown (Live At Maida Vale)
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Beartown (Live At Maida Vale)
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The First Steps
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The First Steps
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We Feel The Echoes
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We Feel The Echoes
Sebastian Rochford
We Feel The Echoes
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We Feel The Echoes
Sebastian Rochford
Unrelenting Unconditional
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Unrelenting Unconditional
Sebastian Rochford
Open See
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Open See
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Lost In Death Part 2
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Lost In Death Part 2
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Be Free
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Be Free
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Don't Let The Feeling Go
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Don't Let The Feeling Go
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Happy For You
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Happy For You
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Lost in Death Part 2 (Live at Maida Vale)
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Lost in Death Part 2 (Live at Maida Vale)
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Chotpot
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Chotpot
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Chotpot
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Chotpot
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Be Free
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Be Free
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Be Free
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Be Free
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Bear Tracks
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Bear Tracks
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Open See (BBC Maida Vale session track)
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Open See (BBC Maida Vale session track)
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Maliana
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Maliana
Jules & The Polar Bears
Sometimes
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Sometimes
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Life And Life
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Life And Life
Bi-Polar Bear
Part 2
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Part 2
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Open See
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Open See
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They're All Ks And Qs Lucien
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They're All Ks And Qs Lucien
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