Bates, Django / Frankfurt Radio Big Band - Saluting Sgt. Pepper CD

SKU 28-EDIT1094.2
Django Bates is a Brit-jazz band leader, pianist and tenor horn player of great reknown in the UK. He founded Human Chain in 1979 and in the 1980s he rose to prominence in the big band Loose Tubes. He has performed as a member of Bill Bruford's Earthworks and in the bands of George Russell and George Gruntz.
For this release, he has revisited The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', with rather great results, as long as you don't mind hearing a cultural icon get shaken up and remade.

"Django Bates, in collaboration with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and Eggs Laid By Tigers, reimagines the seminal Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of an album that is a landmark musically and culturally was a challenge Bates couldn't resist. Holding on to the original structures and keys, he gracefully folds his own colors, rhythms and sound into the music, resulting in a thoroughly kaleidoscopic examination of this iconic album."
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  • UPC5060509790104
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