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Beats and Pieces Big Band

A second chance to hear 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.

A second chance to hear 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 Bjork.

The release of their award-winning debut album, 2012's Big Ideas, brought them a host of new fans and All In, last 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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 4 Jan 2016 23:00

Music Played

  • Liberty Ellman

    Supercell

    Composer: Liberty Ellman

    • Radiate.
    • Pi Recordings.
  • Mark Pringle's Moveable Feast

    A Real Bombshell

    Composer: Mark Pringle

    • A Moveable Feast.
    • Stoney Lane Records.
  • BEATS AND PIECES IN CONCERT AT RONNIE SCOTT'S, LONDON ON 8 JULY 2015

    • Bits & Pieces

      Rocky

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Bits & Pieces

      Pop

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Bits & Pieces

      Havmann

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Bits & Pieces

      Bake

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Bits & Pieces

      Rain

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Bits & Pieces

      Hendo

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Bits & Pieces

      Fairytale

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

    • Bits & Pieces

      Djimi

      Composer: Ben Cottrell

  • Benoît Delbecq

    Le Ruisseau

    Composer: Benoît Delbecq

    • Ink.
    • Clean Feed Records.
  • UNSUNG HEROES: SARAH GAIL BRAND IN CONVERSATION WITH CELLIST HANNAH MARSHALL

    • Anthony Braxton & George Lewis

      Donna Lee

      Composer: Charlie Parker

      • DONAUESCHINGEN (DUO) 1976.
      • HAT ART.
    • Sol6

      And The World Might Bb After All

      Composer: L Ex / H Marshall / T Buck / V Weston / I Laubrock / M Drummond

      • Sol6.
      • Red Note.
    • Sol6

      Brainboilingly Obvious 2

      Composer: L Ex / H Marshall / T Buck / V Weston / I Laubrock / M Drummond

      • Sol6.
      • Red Note.
    • Barrel

      Sklatch: Unseemly Semi-Liquid Mess

      Composer: Alison Blunt / Ivor Kallin / Hannah Marshall

      • Gratuitous Abuse.
      • Emanem.
    • Hannah Marshall

      Bye Bye

      Composer: Hannah Marshall

      • Tulse Hill.
      • Linear Obsessional Recordings.

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