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THURSDAY 17

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:30pm. Free.

SUNDAY 20

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. Tel: 0191 691 7090. 12 noon. Free.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Catatumbo @ The Bridge Hotel. Sunday 7th November

Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Olie Brice (double bass) & Javier Carmona (drums) Jazz North East's On the Outside programme continued with a joint promotion with the Bridge Hotel's regular Splinter @ The Bridge night. Catatumbo, a free jazz/improv trio, features saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock with two like-minded young musicians in Olie Brice and Javier Carmona. All three have played gigs in Newcastle of late yet this performance was their first in the region working together as a three piece.
The format is well established; tentative, probing excursions, raw power, then dissolution if not resolution. Two sets, each comprising three pieces with the second piece of the second set the undoubted highlight of the evening with all three musicians on form, particularly Laubrock who played some powerful and inventive tenor. It was a well received set by a standing room only audience. Jazz North East's next On the Outside outing is once again at the Bridge Hotel featuring Mick Beck and Philip Marks (Tuesday 16th November).
Russell.

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