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The Bad Plus Meets Django Bates

Jez Nelson presents a special collaboration between US alt-jazz trio The Bad Plus and composer and bandleader Django Bates. Plus pianist Ethan Iverson in a rare interview.

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.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Music Played

  • The Bad Plus

    Never Stop

    • Never Stop.
    • Emarcy.
  • The Bad Plus

    You Are

    • Never Stop.
    • Emarcy.
  • Django Bates interviews The Bad Plus

    • Untitled

  • The Bad Plus and Django Bates recorded at Kings Place, London on 20 November 2010

    • Untitled

      Line up: Ethan Iverson (piano), Reid Anderson (bass), Dave King (drums), Django Bates (Eb horn, electric piano, vocals and effects) This set is entirely improvised.

  • Ethan Iverson interviews saxophonist and composer Henry Threadgill about his career

    • Henry Threadgill

      Card Two: The Jick Or Mandrill's Cosmic Ass

      • The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air.
      • Mosaic Records.
    • Henry Threadgill

      The Ragtime Dance

      • The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air.
      • Mosaic Records.
    • Henry Threadgill

      Theme From Thomas Cole

      • The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air.
      • Mosaic Records.
    • Henry Threadgill

      Those Who Eat Cookies

      • The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air.
      • Mosaic Records.
    • Henry Threadgill

      Black Hands Bejewelled

      • The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air.
      • Mosaic Records.
    • Louis Moholo Moholo & Keith Tippett

      An improvised duet

      Recorded at the Purcell Room, London on 19 November 2011

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