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Flying Machines - Tue Feb 28, 2017 | 08:00 pm
Admission £ 10.00 ( £ 8.00 concessions)
Their music is based around the leader's compositions, which draw equally on the gritty rock-powered approach of Wayne Krantz and the more etherial lyricism of Bill Frisell, resulting in a vibrant mix of the visceral and vertiginous, combining melody and soundscape to startling effect. Munk's own guitar work, with its silkily curling phrasing and rugged rhythm changes, is a constant delight, but it's brilliantly underpinned by the presence of pianist Matt Robinson and drummer Dave Hamblett, both increasingly familiar faces to Jazz North East audiences, plus bassist Rob Mullarkey, a regular member of the house band at London's iconic Ronnie Scott's Club.
It's a mark of how impressed promoters have been by Flying Machine's music that they come to Newcastle towards the end of a 23 date UK tour - no easy achievement in today's competitive jazz world. This is a great band with a great future; it's good to be able to catch them en route.
Tickets are available from the Jazz Café (0191 222 9882), Reflex CD (0191 260 3246) or online from seetickets.com