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Winter Truce: & Home's Blaze
Django Bates
Winter Truce: & Home's Blaze
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
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The Monty Python of music, Django Bates has a wicked sense of humor not unlike the medieval minstrels of yesteryear. This album features Django Bates on the keyboard and piano, Julian Arguelles on the baritone & soprano s...  more »

      
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All Artists: Django Bates
Title: Winter Truce: & Home's Blaze
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Winter & Winter
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 9/13/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025091907823

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The Monty Python of music, Django Bates has a wicked sense of humor not unlike the medieval minstrels of yesteryear. This album features Django Bates on the keyboard and piano, Julian Arguelles on the baritone & soprano sax, Iain Ballamy on the soprano, alto & tenor sax, and Chris Batchelor on the trumpet.
 

CD Reviews

Remarkable!
Christopher Siebold | Chicago, IL USA | 02/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this disc! It is both celebratory and playful in it's scope. Django's "Delightful Precipice" big band sails through these knotty compositions with seeming ease and all of the soloists are extraordinary! The ensemble's feel, time, blend, and timbre are spot-on throughout! Highlights include: "And a Golden Pear", "NY, NY" (this version is far superior to the one on "Like Life"), "Early Bloomer", "Fox Across the Road", "Kookaburra Laughed" (absolutely subtle and beautiful) and "You Can't Have Everything (reprise)" (usually played at extremely high volumes while dancing around when the s*%t hits the fan). Django's "jazz" is heavily influenced by the rich musical traditions of Europe, yet maintains it's "Englishness": proud, yet self-deprecating and fraught with playful lunacy. You have to check this one out and spread the word. Show your muzo friends what's up!"