Like Life




Django Bates, born in 1960, heard a wide mixture of sounds in his parents' home and was a precocious musician, even before going to music college. He left after two weeks, and played successively in such varied groups as Borderline, First House and Earthworks. In parallel, he led his own small group Human Chain and became a leading member of Loose Tubes. He formed his own large-ish group Delightful Precipice (1990-present).Bates' music has a very special sound, compounded in roughly equal parts of seriousness and satire, harmonic ingenuity and rhythmic dynamism, expert orchestration and general vibrancy.

Django Bates – Piano, Keyboards, E Horn, vocals Iain Ballamy – Saxophones Mike Mondesir – Electric Bass Guitar Martin France – Drums, Percussion AND The Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra

Recorded March, 1997

Once A Penguin, Always A Penguin
The Loneliness Of Being Right
Like Life
New York, New York
Misplaced Swans
The Importance Of Boiling Water
Peculiar Terms Of Physical Intamacy
Armchair March
Night At The Circus

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