• Pablo Ziffer

Django Bates and The Frankfurt radio big band - Live at Ronnie Scott's


Recorded in November 1966, the Sgt. Pepper album stands as an 'unsurpassed adventure in concept, song-writing, cover art and studio technology.' The challenge of deconstructing the album hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as the most significant rock album of all time, and to reconstruct it from a jazz perspective is being taken on by Django Bates. With his overflowing creative spirit, his anarchic sense of humour and his incredible level of musicality, Bates is the embodiment of a specific type of British artist, with traits in many ways reminiscent of the fab four. The Frankfurt Radio Big Band and the audience will be going on this exciting journey with him.


Django Bates: keyboard, backing vocals, arranger, conductor.

Stuart Hall: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, lap steel, electric sitar, violin.

Eggs Laid By Tigers:

Martin Ullits Dahl: lead vocal.

Jonas Westergaard: electric bass, backing vocals.

Peter Bruun: drums, percussion, backing vocals.

Frankfurt Radio Big Band (hr-Bigband):

Heinz-Dieter Sauerborn: soprano sax, flute, clarinet.

Oliver Leicht: alto sax, flute, clarinet, alto clarinet.

Stefan Karl Schmid: tenor sax, flute.

Steffen Weber: tenor sax, alto flute, bass clarinet.

Rainer Heute: baritone sax, bass sax, bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet.

Willem Bastiaan Both: trumpet.

Thomas Vogel: trumpet.

Martin Auer: trumpet, flugelhorn.

Axel Schlosser: trumpet, flugelhorn.

Günter Bollmann: trombone.

Peter Feil: trombone.

Christian Jaksjø: trombone.

Manfred Honetschläger: bass trombone.

Martin Scales: electric guitar.

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