Beats & Pieces Big Band take the big band sound to places it’s never been before, with a distinctive blend of rocking energy and precise dynamics, infectious rhythms and widescreen arrangements, and generous individual freedom and tight collective interplay. Embracing modern textures and techniques while acknowledging and celebrating their big band lineage, they’ve earned a reputation for a joyful interaction between audience and band, with songs to make you think, dance, laugh and cry. It’s exuberant, life-affirming music from this ‘different’ big band.
“There hasn’t been a ‘live’ British big band since Loose Tubes with the same degree of energetic spontaneity and enjoyment of performing as this one.” Jazzwise
Ben Cottrell (director) Anthony Brown, Oliver Dover, Tom Ward (saxophones); Owen Bryce, Graham South, Nick Walters: (trumpets); Richard Foote, Simon Lodge, Rich Mcveigh: (trombones); Anton Hunter (guitar) Richard Jones (piano/Rhodes) Stewart Wilson (bass) Finlay Panter (drums)
Check out a video at https://youtu.be/x5kSrN1nBjA
Photo: Emile Holba
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