Jazz Concerts and Shows

Django Bates Belovèd Trio
Tue, Jun 19 ~ Wed, Jun 20

Djangobates outfit
Two night CD release event at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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Django Bates – piano
Petter Eldh – bass
Peter Bruun – drums

All of us at Jazz Standard are pleased to welcome Django Bates for this rare New York appearance. The British pianist and composer (born 1960 in Beckenham, Kent) will lead the Belovèd trio, with bassist Petter Eldh and drummer Peter Bruun, originally formed more than a decade ago to play the music of Charlie Parker. His Jazz Standard engagement celebrates the release of Django’s ECM label debut, The Study of Touch, following two well–received earlier albums by the Belovèd trio on the Lost Marble label, Beloved Bird(2010) and Confirmation(2012). “Over time, gifted player/composers sometimes sideline the first skill in favor of the second – but not Django Bates. He shines still more brightly as a piano im­proviser in his 50s as he confirms on this ECM debut…Often unfamiliarly tender and contemplative by Bates’s wayward standards, the session continues to foreground this close–knit threesome’s fondness for letting spontaneous ideas go where they will, rather than sustaining one dominant mood.” (The Guardian)