Saluting Sgt. Pepper is released on 7th July
In collaboration with the hr-Bigband - Frankfurt Radio Big Band & 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. The result is released on 7th July and it’s incredible.
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4th - 9th Sept 17 - Ronnie Scotts, London - Frankfurt Radio Big Band
26th October 17 - Torneå/Haparanda, Sweden - Norrbotten Big Band
27th October 17 - Umeå, Sweden - Norrbotten Big Band
28th October 17 - Luleå, Kulturens Hus, Sweden - Norrbotten Big Band
29th October 17 - Pitea, Sweden - Norrbotten Big Band
2nd November 17 - Helsinki, Finland - Umo Jazz Orchestra
9th November 17 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark - Danish Radio Big Band
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.
Up until now the idea of Django exploring the Beatles catalogue would have been met with an emphatic no. However the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of an album that is a landmark musically and culturally was a challenge he couldn’t resist.
As Django explains: ‘My meeting with Sergeant Pepper came when I bought the album for my elder sister’s eighteenth birthday. An excellent gift. Through the closed door of her bedroom I would catch sonic glimpses… What a wealth of sounds, genres, effects, surprises, very generously scattered with words of madness and sanity’.