|Django Bates. Luleå, 2013 New Directions Festival.
Photo credit John Kelman . All Rights Reserved
UPDATE 29 AUG: ALYN SHIPTON’S REVIEW IS HERE
Django Bates, with regular trio members Peter Bruun drums, Petter Eldh bass, brings the Norrbotten Big Band, from Sweden, with Ashley Slater vocalist, to the Late Night Prom next Wednesday 28th, start time 10.15pm.The concert has Django’s re-workings of Charlie Parker plus original compositions.
The Norrbotten Big Band commissioned the works, which were premiered in Luleå, Sweden on June 1st at the New Directions Festival. John Kelman of Allaboutjazz wrote this IN-DEPTH FEATURE ABOUT HOW THE WORK CAME INTO BEING. John’s substantial cache of great photos of rehearsals and performance is HERE (Facebook). There is also video of Django Bates’ Trio at Jazzahead
Details/ tickets (Proms standing £5 on the night) on the BBC Proms website.