Beats & Pieces – Let’s Dance

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Celebrating a decade together this year, Mancunian big band Beats & Pieces continue to refine the parameters of expanded ensemble playing, that's as likely to include deconstructed David Bowie and Björk songs to their own heavy-riffing originals. With the band appearing at this year's Jazzahead! conference in Bremen and a forthcoming third album set to feature more rock-out experimentation, Selwyn Harris spoke to the group's leader Ben Cottrell and drummer Finlay Panter about the collective's evolution through Manchester's DIY scene and their contemporary twist on the big-band tradition

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