Live @ Band on the Wall

by Beats & Pieces Big Band

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    Extremely limited edition DVD of the three tracks - watch 'queen spark' on youtube here

    Only 200 of the DVD packages will ever be sold, and each disc is individually numbered.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Live @ Band on the Wall via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Download also includes pdf photo album from the gig (photos by Martin Wilson) and full cover art.

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Live EP recorded at the legendary Band on the Wall venue in Manchester, 13th June 2011.


released 17 October 2011

Ben Cottrell : director
Anthony Brown, Sam Healey, Ben Watte : saxophones
Owen Bryce, Graham South, Nick Walters : trumpet
Tim Cox, Simon Lodge, Paul Strachan : trombone
Anton Hunter : guitar
Patrick Hurley : piano/Rhodes
Harrison Wood : bass
Finlay Panter : drums


composed by Ben Cottrell
featuring Nick Walters (trumpet) & Ben Watte (tenor saxophone)

queen spark

composed by Anton Hunter
featuring Sam Healey (alto saxophone), Graham South (flugelhorn), Finlay Panter (drums), Anthony Brown (tenor saxophone) & Tim Cox (trombone)


composed by Ben Watte
featuring Sam Healey (alto saxophone) & Ben Watte (tenor saxophone)

recorded by coco & Sam Jones
mixed by coco

cover art by Ben Cottrell

thanks to Mike Chadwick and everyone at Band on the Wall; David Coyle; David Price; Steve Guy; all band members past and present



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Beats & Pieces Big Band Manchester, UK

"They couple gale-force collective energy and confidence to startlingly original material (most by rising-star leader Ben Cottrell) that acknowledges big-band traditions while radically modernising them”

John Fordham, The Guardian

"A glorious, full-bloodied set demonstrating all that’s good about big band jazz. The big band tradition is alive and well and living in Manchester"

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