|JAZZPAR Artists - Delightful Precipice|
| The JAZZPAR 97 version of Delightful Precipice featuring
Lineup: Iain Ballamy (s), Nicolaj Schultz (fl, b-fl), Flemming Madsen (cl, b-cl), Christina von Bülow, Jan zum Vohrde (ss, as), Tomas Franck (ts, cl), Uffe Markussen (ts, picc-fl), Michael Hove (ss, bs), Jan Kohlin, Henrik Bolberg (tp), Terje Aadne (Fr hrn), Vincent Nilsson (tb), Klaus Löhrer (b-tb), Axel Vindfeld (tuba), Django Bates (kb, peck hrn), Nicolaj Bentzon (p), Anders Chico Lindvall (el g), Michael Mondesir (el b), Martin France (d, el d), Ethan Weisgard (perc).
"... the emergence of the 'Loose Tubes generation'
of players, all determined to evolve away from the seductive grip of American
influences... ranging into African music, classical music, circus music,
cartoon-strip music, waltzes, surreal, careering funk..." (John Fordham
in a press release). If the Moldy Figs (traditionalists) of British jazz
didn't turn their backs to Loose Tubes, they did so for sure to Django
Bates' Delightful Precipice, his follow-up to The Tubes. On the other
hand, this music is gaining a growing number of enthusiastic followers
all over the world. But is it jazz? An uninteresting matter of definition.
Bates writes exorbitantly, immensely, amazingly eventful music. (His latest
CD, the conglomeratic masterpiece "Here Is The News", is suggested
filed under Jazz, Django Bates, Contemporary, and Classical.) What the
Loose Tubes generation promised is fulfilled now.
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