It was 50 years ago today! Django Bates and the Frankfurt Radio Big band Saluting Sgt. Pepper
Available July 21st, on Edition Records, Django Bates, in collaboration with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and Eggs Laid By Tigers, reimagines the seminal Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of an album that is a landmark musically and culturally was a challenge Bates couldn't resist. Holding on to the original structures and keys, he gracefully folds his own colors, rhythms and sound into the music, resulting in a thoroughly kaleidoscopic examination of this iconic album.
Check out Django Bates on the June cover of JazzWise Magazine.