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Beats and Pieces

Jez Nelson presents a performance given by up-and-coming big band Beats and Pieces at the Royal Northern College of Music as part of a tour promoting their new album.

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).

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 27 Feb 2012 23:00

Music Played

  • New music on CD

    • Untitled

    • E.S.T.

      The Left Lane

      • 301.
      • ACT.
    • 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

    • Untitled

    • Beats & Pieces Big Band

      Bake

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Beats & Pieces Big Band

      Three

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Beats & Pieces Big Band

      Nude

      Composer: ‘Radiohead’ (arr. Cottrell)

    • Beats & Pieces Big Band

      Sisterhood

      Composer: Ben Watte

  • Ben Cottrell’s mp3 Shuffle

    • Untitled

    • Portishead

      Mysterons

      • Dummy.
      • Go! Beat.
    • 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.
    • Jonny Greenwood

      Trench

      • Bodysong Original Soundtrack.
      • Parlophone.
    • Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Jeru

    • Acoustic Ladyland

      Iggy

      • Last Chance Disco.
      • Babel.
  • Beats & Pieces Big Band recorded at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on 16 February 2012

    • Untitled

    • Beats & Pieces Big Band

      Toan

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Beats & Pieces Big Band

      Broken

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Beats & Pieces Big Band

      Let's Dance

      Composer: David Baowie (arr. Cottrell)

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