Beats and Pieces Big Band
In a concert at London's Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London in July 2015, Manchester big band Beats and Pieces perform music from their album All In.
Manchester big band Beats and Pieces perform music from their latest album, All In, recorded live at London's Ronnie Scott's jazz club in July 2015.
Comprising many of Manchester's best and brightest young musicians, under the direction of composer and conductor Ben Cottrell, Beats and Pieces are one of the most exciting ensembles to emerge from the north of England in recent years.
Known for their explosive energy and heavyweight sound, they have reinvented big band music for a new generation, drawing on sources as diverse as Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Loose Tubes and Björk.
The release of their award-winning debut album, 2012's Big Ideas, brought them a host of new fans and All In, this year's keenly awaited follow up, seems likely to win them many more. This live show sees the band at their edgy, hard-grooving best.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Chris Elcombe.
Beats and Pieces in concert at Ronnie Scott's, London on 8 July 2015
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