Prom 62 A Celebration of Charlie Parker

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Opened 28 Aug 2013
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Part of the BBC Proms.

Twenty-six years after his first Proms appearance, with his big band Loose Tubes, jazz pianist and composer Django Bates returns with his own trio in a new partnership with the Grammy-nominated Norrbotten Big Band from northern Sweden. Together they present a celebration of Charlie ?Bird' Parker - bebop pioneer and beloved hero of Bates - adding their own spin on Parker classics such as 'Confirmation' 'Scrapple from the Apple' and 'Donna Lee', interleaved with Bates's own compositions, fast becoming part of the jazz canon. There will be no interval. Finish time: approx. 23:30