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Today Monday February 17

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Roller Trio @ The Bridge. October 23.

James Mainwaring (tenor saxophone), Luke Wynter (guitar) & Luke Reddin-Williams (drums)
Splinter @ The Bridge booked a young trio from Leeds yet few of the Splinter regulars showed-up. Other gigs in town clearly drew a few of them away but it was a disappointing turn-out. Roller Trio, perhaps best described as a ''power trio'' with influences ranging from trio VD, John Zorn, Mats Gustafsson (a recent visitor to the venue) to Sean Noonan. Tunes were tight, brief work-outs with some quirky titles - The Nail That Stood Up, Where's My Whip? and A Dark Place to Think. Tenor player James Mainwaring produced a harsh sound - consistently harsh - and that is most certainly a complimentary description given the group dynamic. Guitarist Luke Wynter produced fleet-fingered solos, often with a melodic element amidst the noise. Luke Reddin-Williams proved to be another immensely talented young drummer on the scene. Is there no end to the production line of gifted young musicians? Virtuoso stuff not for the faint-hearted. The Gateshead International Jazz Festival next March.will showcase the band on the afternoon of Saturday 24th March. A gig for the fearless.
Russell.

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