Summer Fruits (And Unrest)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
After working with both the experimental big band Loose Tubes and the likes of George Russell and Bill Bruford, pianist Django Bates started plying his own eclectic and dense take on jazz, with several solo outings on independent labels. This 1992 release marked the beginning of fruitful, yet somewhat brief stay at the German JMT label. In line with the controlled chaos and cerebral approach of produced by labelmates like Tim Berne, Summer Fruits ably displays Bates' mastery of both combo and big band writing on a series of layered charts, which not only take in Russell's and Gil Evans' architectonic arrangements, but free jazz and neo-bop as well; while his Human Chain ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
After working with both the experimental big band Loose Tubes and the likes of George Russell and Bill Bruford, pianist Django Bates started plying his own eclectic and dense take on jazz, with several solo outings on independent labels. This 1992 release marked the beginning of fruitful, yet somewhat brief stay at the German JMT label. In line with the controlled chaos and cerebral approach of produced by labelmates like Tim Berne, Summer Fruits ably displays Bates' mastery of both combo and big band writing on a series of layered charts, which not only take in Russell's and Gil Evans' architectonic arrangements, but free jazz and neo-bop as well; while his Human Chain group handles the combo selection, the large Delightful Precipice band work through the big band pieces. Shot full of breezy humor -- while also falling prey to the needless clutter so popular in fusion bands and jazz schools -- Summer Fruits will no doubt please fans who like their swing embedded in left field, yet logical dress.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: Winter & Winter
  • UPC: 025091906529
  • Catalog Number: 919065
  • Sales rank: 96,067

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Django Bates Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Horn, Keyboards, Vocals, Soloist, Peck Horn
Iain Ballamy Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Soloist
Julian Arguelles Baritone Saxophone, Soloist
Chris Batchelor Trumpet, Soloist
Steve Buckley Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Soloist
Martin France Percussion, Drums, Soloist
Sid Gauld Trumpet
Sarah Homer Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Thebe Lipere Percussion
Mark Lockheart Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Mike Mondesir Bass, Bass Guitar
Eddie Parker Flute, Bass Flute, Soloist
Stuart Hall Banjo, Violin, Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Soloist
Barak Schmool Tenor Saxophone
Sarah Waterhouse Tuba
Richard Henry Bass Trombone
Roland Bates Trombone, Soloist
Steve Watts Double Bass, Acoustic Bass
Sarah Waterhouse Tuba
Thebe Lipere Percussion
Dave Laurence French Horn
Roland Bates Trombone
Technical Credits
Django Bates Composer, Producer
Sid Gould Contributor
John Luard Timperley Engineer
Steven Watts Contributor
Stefan F. Winter Producer, Audio Production
Steve Byram Artwork
Hiroshi Itsuno Executive Producer
Günter Mattei Cover Design
Adrian von Ripka Engineer
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