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Tom Riviere's Family Band  -  Fri Mar 17, 2017  |  09:00 pm
Admission £ 10.00 ( £ 8.00 concessions)
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Some of the most exciting bands we've presented in the past few years have been drawn from the roster of 'Northern Line', Jazz North's annual selection of outstanding artists based in the northern region. Bassist Tom Riviere and his 'Family Band' come from the 2016-17 list, and are right up there with the best of them.

Comprising four long-term collaborators and friends (thus the 'family' tag), the band takes as its starting point the freewheeling music of those musicians who, back in the 1960s, were at the forefront of the free jazz revolution, but whose opening up of jazz's constraints is now recognised as not a break from the past but an integral part of the music's development. So the Family Band doesn't recreate the work of Ornette Coleman and others, but shares its powerful and freewheeling momentum - moments of fierce intensity, introspection and the blues all combining into an emotionally complex and often cathartic whole.

Tickets are available from the Jazz Café (0191 222 9882), Reflex CD (0191 260 3246) or online from seetickets.com

This gig is a co-promotion with the Jazz Café.