Summer Fruits (And Unrest)

Summer Fruits (And Unrest)

by Django Bates


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Summer Fruits (And Unrest)

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2005
Label: Winter & Winter
UPC: 0025091906529
catalogNumber: 919065
Rank: 191972

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
Dave Laurence   French Horn
Roland Bates   Trombone

Technical Credits

Django Bates   Composer,Producer
Sid Gould   Contributor
John Luard Timperley   Engineer
Steven Watts   Contributor
Stefan Winter   Producer,Audio Production
Steve Byram   Artwork
Hiroshi Itsuno   Executive Producer
Günter Mattei   Cover Design
Adrian von Ripka   Engineer

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