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With Django Bates

Tom chats to jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer Django Bates about his career to date.

Tom chats to multi-instrumentalist musician and composer Django Bates about his career to date, who's been a key player in the jazz music scene since the 1980s.
He founded his jazz quartet Human Chain in 1979, which has been his main musical outlet since 1990. In the 1980s he rose to prominence in a jazz orchestra called Loose Tubes. As an internationally respected musician he has appeared alongside Michael Brecker, Bill Bruford, Dudu Pukwana, Wynton Marsalis, and Ronnie Scott. He has written commissions for The Dutch Metropole Orchestra, The Brodsky Quartet, Joanna MacGregor, Absolute Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia and Duisburg Philharmonic amongst others.

Huw Stephens from Radio 1 shares his personal tip from BBC Introducing, as does one of the Introducing shows from around the UK.
At 11 o'clock Tom launches The After Hour, where he dusts off tracks from the outer reaches of his record collection.

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Music Played

  • Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr

    Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat, (Calvin Harris Remix) (feat. Beardyman)

    Remix Artist: Calvin Harris.
  • The Octopus Project

    Sharpteeth

  • Razmataz Lorry Excitment

    Skin

  • Shop Assistants

    Safety Net

  • Council Tax Band

    The Bigger The Budget

  • T.V. Smith

    Immortal Rich

  • Emily Barker

    Tuesday

  • Public Service Broadcasting

    Night Mail

  • Femme

    Fever Boy

  • Disclosure

    Help Me Lose My Mind

  • Trips and Falls

    Static Is A Serious Issue

  • Clarence Clarity

    Alive In The Sceptic Tank

  • Claudia Heidegger

    Tell Me Your Dreams

  • Martin Grech

    Push

  • Mélissa Laveaux

    Pretty Girls

  • Tom Milsom

    Pipes

  • The Gravity Drive

    Circles

  • Beaux

    Petticoats & Pistols

  • Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Southern Cross

  • Crazy Arm

    Remembrance

  • Birdeatsbaby

    Ghosts

  • Bobby Bland

    Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City

  • Ben Harper

    In the Colors

  • Nick Harper

    There Never Was

  • Zaheer

    Boycott

  • Perhaps Contraption

    Perambulations

  • Will Pound

    Dearest Dickie

  • Django Bates

    You Live And Learn

  • Django Bates

    New York New York

  • Django Bates

    Early Bloomer

  • Django Bates

    Interval Song

  • Da Lata

    N.Y.J.

  • William Carl Jr

    Over

  • Life Without Buildings

    New Town

  • Jethro Tull

    We Used To Know

  • Washed Out

    All I Know

  • Eagles

    Hotel California

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