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Beats and Pieces Big Band: Ten

Read "Ten" reviewed by Ian Patterson


You'd be hard pressed to find a similarly sized big-band with the energy and spark exhibited by Manchester outfit Beats and Pieces Big Band. The fourteen-piece ensemble began life in the Royal Northern College of Music in 2008, when Ben Cottrell gathered thirteen of his fellow musicians to give life to his compositions. Ten years on, ...

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Ten

Label: Efpi Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Nois; Jazzwalk; Three; Rain; Time; Broken; Pop; Toan; Banger; Hendo.

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Beats And Pieces Big Band: Big Ideas

Read "Big Ideas" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Beats And Pieces Big Band: a great name, for this is a band that knows how to emphasize the beat. Big Ideas, the debut album from this Manchester-based ensemble (a four-track EP was released in 2009 but is now deleted), is filled with danceable grooves and rhythms, mixed in with some more reflective melodies to create ...


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