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Chris Batchelor is an innovative and creative trumpet player and composer based in London. As well as leading several projects, including the avant-trad band Pigfoot, he is also featured as a sensitive and versatile soloist in many highly regarded groups on the UK jazz scene, and is a prominent soloist and composer in the re-formed Loose Tubes.
He has played alongside international stars such as Michael Brecker, Sam Rivers, Hermeto Pascoal, Tim Berne and Uri Caine. In November 2009 he was selected to receive the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers.

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Batchelor, a fine trumpeter who intriguingly blends Miles Davis's shrewd pacing and evocative long-note sounds with something of Harry Beckett's bubbly phrasing
John Fordham The Guardian
This is the best British jazz record for 20 years…funky, edgy, raw, polished, full of wry humour
Brian Morton Jazz Journal

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