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1.
07:11
2.
jazzwalk
3.
three
4.
rain
5.
time
6.
broken
7.
pop
8.
toan
9.
banger
10.
hendo

about

On 27 January 2008 I asked thirteen friends and fellow students to a rehearsal room at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music to play through some tunes I'd written for big band. From that session, Beats & Pieces Big Band emerged. Exactly ten years on from that first meeting, we invited an audience of friends, family and key supporters to the same RNCM rehearsal space for a special anniversary gig, documented here. On behalf of all the Beats & Pieces musicians past and present, thanks for a fun first ten years; we hope there'll be many more to come.

Ben Cottrell

credits

releases July 20, 2018

Ben Cottrell : director
Anthony Brown, Oliver Dover, Tom Ward : saxophones
Richard Foote, Simon Lodge, Rich Mcveigh : trombone
Owen Bryce, Graham South, Nick Walters : trumpet/flugelhorn
Anton Hunter : guitar
Richard Jones : piano/Rhodes
Stewart Wilson : bass
Finlay Panter : drums

produced by Ben Cottrell

recorded by Garry Boyle and Phil Gregory
mixed by Garry Boyle at Slate Room Studio, Pencaitland
mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound, Pencaitland

film produced by BLOC+BLUR Creative Studio
directed by Louise Cowley
cinematography by Esther Vardy
edited by Karl Dixon
filmed by Esther Vardy, Louise Cowley and Karl Dixon
assisted by Ashleigh Duke

lighting design by Ash Ennever

artwork and design by Alexander Rennie

all tracks composed and arranged by Ben Cottrell
except ‘time’ - composed by Finlay Panter, arranged by Ben Cottrell

recorded and filmed live in Studio One, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester on 27 January 2018

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Beats & Pieces Big Band Manchester, UK

Beats & Pieces Big Band take the big band sound to places it’s never been before, embracing modern textures and techniques while acknowledging and celebrating their big band lineage. A driving force of the vibrant Manchester music scene and one of the most striking ensembles of its kind, Beats & Pieces is not an average ‘big band’ – rather a band that’s big. ... more

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