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Raymond MacDonald & 'Baby' Sommer  -  Sun Jun 05, 2016  |  08:00 pm
Admission £ 8.00 ( £ 6.00 concessions)
When in 2009 Jazz North East presented the last edition of its 'On the Outside' Festival one of the most popular musicians involved was German drummer Günter 'Baby' Sommer, whose combination of extraordinarily varied technique, innate swing, and great sense of humour won over the audience from his very first set. We said then that we'd love to have him back; it's taken a while, but at last we've managed to book him for a return visit.

Scottish saxophonist Raymond MacDonald is a more frequent visitor to Tyneside, but none the less welcome for that - performances with Australia's Alister Spence and with the great pianist Marilyn Crispell have unfailingly demonstrated Raymond's world class credentials. His association with 'Baby' Sommer goes back to 2007 when they recorded a duo album, 'Delphinius & Lyra', and sparks always fly when they get together.

For this gig Baby is driving from Berlin with his full percussive armoury, so we should be in for an even greater treat than first time around. This is a gig that will leave you astonished, amused, and glad that you made the trip to the Bridge for what is certain to be an unforgettable occasion.

Tickets for this gig are available from Reflex CDs (0191 260 3246) or online from