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Django Bates' Belovèd Trio

Programme showcasing live jazz recordings. Pianist Django Bates and his Beloved Trio perform in concert in Sheffield. Plus a visit to the home of improvising bassoonist Mick Beck.

Reinterpreting the music of a legend can be a perilous business, but pianist Django Bates gives a masterclass on the subject with his Belovèd Trio, as we continue our celebration of British music this month. Charlie Parker is the band's touchstone, although the band have lately begun to weave originals by Bates into their setlist too, including on their recent second album. The band is a highly attuned unit, with the music evolving through shifting feels, textures and tempos. Bates is on great form at the piano, and Peter Bruun (drums) and Petter Eldh (bass) propel things along with subtlety and a constant sense of exploration. This concert, recorded in Sheffield, was first broadcast earlier in 2013.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producers: Peggy Sutton & Chris Elcombe.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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  • Django Bates' Belovèd recorded at the Crucible Theatre Studio, Sheffield on 29 November 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Django Bates (piano), Petter Eldh (double bass), Peter Bruun (drums)

    • Django Bates' Belovèd

      Confirmation

      Composer: Charlie Parker

    • Django Bates' Belovèd

      Sadness All The Way Down

      Composer: Django Bates

    • Django Bates' Belovèd

      Billie's Bounce

      Composer: Charlie Parker

    • Django Bates' Belovèd

      Senza Bitterness

      Composer: Django Bates

    • Django Bates' Belovèd

      Donna Lee

      Composer: Charlie Parker / Miles Davis

  • Django Bates’ MP3 Shuffle

  • Django Bates' Belovèd recorded at the Crucible Theatre Studio, Sheffield on 29 November 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Django Bates (piano), Petter Eldh (double bass), Peter Bruun (drums)

    • Django Bates' Belovèd

      We Are Not Lost, We Are Simply Finding Our Way

      Composer: Django Bates

    • Django Bates' Belovèd

      Ah Leu Cha

      Composer: Charlie Parker

    • Django Bates' Belovèd

      Hothouse

      Composer: Tadd Dameron

  • Mick Beck and Over The Top

    • Philip Thomas (prepared piano) and John Jasnoch (oud)

      Untitled Improvisation (recorded at Over The Top on 3 July 2008)

    • Mick Beck (recorder) and Chris Corsano (drums)

      Untitled Improvisation (recorded at Over the Top on 1 July 2008)

    • Mick Beck (bassoon)

      Thinking of O.T.T

      Recorded at Over the Top for Jazz on 3 on 30 Nov 2012)

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