LOOSE TUBES

Progressive Big Band • United Kingdom
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Appearing on the London scene in 1984 this big (20-piece plus) band appealed to (and reflected) the new, smart young audience jazz was attracting at the time, and seemed likely to prove a considerable ‘crossover’ success. It was run as a collective, although trombonist Ashley Slater acted as ‘frontman’ and Django Bates (b. Leon Bates, 2 October 1960, Beckenham, Kent, England) emerged as a main writer for the band. Characterized by clever arrangements, technically slick soloing and an urbane stage-presence, Loose Tubes was acclaimed by many critics and created interest in jazz among sections of the public that had not previously paid the genre any attention. It spawned several other successful units, which indulged in various styles (funk, African, soca, bebop and so on), including Human Chain, Pig Head Son, Lift, the Iain Ballamy Quartet, the Steve Berry Trio, the Tim Whitehead Band, Parker Bates Stubbs and the Julian Argüelles read more...
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Open LetterOpen Letter
Editions Eg Records 1990
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ArrivingArriving
Lost Marble 2015
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$12.07 (used)
Sad AfrikaSad Afrika
Imports 2012
$13.21
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Loose Tubes: Open Letter [Vinyl]Loose Tubes: Open Letter [Vinyl]
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Dancing on Frith Street by Loose TubesDancing on Frith Street by Loose Tubes
Lost Marble
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Loose Tubes [LP]Loose Tubes [LP]
Loose Tubes Limited
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delightful precipice LPdelightful precipice LP
Loose Tubes
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Loose Tubes
Progressive Big Band 1985
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Delightful Precipice
Progressive Big Band 1986
LOOSE TUBES Open Letter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Open Letter
Progressive Big Band 1988

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Dancing on Frith Street
Progressive Big Band 2010
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Säd Afrika
Progressive Big Band 2012
LOOSE TUBES Arriving album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Arriving
Progressive Big Band 2015

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