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Django Bates, a colorful and often humorous British jazz musician who plays piano, keyboards, and Eb horn, won the prestigious Jazzpar Prize in 1997. This CD, which teams him on various tracks with the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra and a large band called Delightful Precipice, was recorded in Denmark when Bates was receiving the prize. With the exception of a witty remaking of "New York, New York," all of the selections are Bates originals, including such colorful titles as "The Loneliness of Being Right," "The Importance of ...

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  1. Tight Rope
  2. Once a Penguin, Always a Penguin
  3. The Loneliness of Being Right
  4. Like Life
  5. New York, New York
  6. Misplaced Swans
  7. The Strange Voyage of Donald Crowhurst
  8. The Importance of Boiling Water
  9. Peculiar Terms of Physical Intimacy
  10. Armchair March
  11. Nights at the Circus
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