Django Bates, Frankfurt Radio Big Band – Saluting Sgt. Pepper (2017) [Qobuz 24-48]

Django Bates, Frankfurt Radio Big Band – Saluting Sgt. Pepper (2017) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 45:23 minutes | 544 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Edition Records

Since his emergence in the 1980s as the driving creative force behind UK big band Loose Tubes, Django Bates has been cheerfully subverting expectations, slaughtering scared cows and generally making a euphonious nuisance of himself, but he’s really gone and done it this time.

Sgt Pepper is more than just a collection of songs, it’s a cultural icon, a unique album whose character is found as much in its theatricality and its innovative production as in its songs. But this salute – with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and poppy Danish trio Eggs Laid by Tigers – is neither an homage nor a re-imaginining, but rather a redecoration, wrapping a much-loved repertoire in Bates’ Hermeto Pascoal- and Gil Evans-inspired embrace.

The totally irrepressible creativity and ever-unconventional spirit of Django Bates swings into a completely new and unpredicted sphere. In collaboration with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and Eggs Laid By Tigers, Django has reimagined the seminal Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the most significant Rock album of all time. With his overpoweringly creative spirit, his anarchic sense of humour and his incredible level of musicality, approaching the arrangement process with a manifesto of ‘Freedom, not Licence’, Django’s work is typically inventive and visionary. Holding on to the original structures and keys, he gracefully folds his own colours, rhythms and sound into the music, resulting in a thoroughly kaleidoscopic examination of this iconic album.

Tracklist:
01 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
02 – With a Little Help from My Friends
03 – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
04 – Getting Better
05 – Fixing a Hole
06 – She’s Leaving Home
07 – Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite!
08 – Within You Without You
09 – When I’m Sixty Four
10 – Lovely Rita
11 – Good Morning,Good Morning
12 – Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
13 – A Day in the Life

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