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Ingrid Laubrock's Sleepthief  -  Sat Apr 29, 2017  |  08:00 pm
Admission £ 13.10
Considering that 'Sleepthief' was formed almost a decade ago, it's remarkable that - although all three members have played for Jazz North East in other contexts - this is the trio's debut performance on Tyneside. We're finally making good that omission by presenting them at Sage Gateshead as the first of our 2017 'Women Make Music' series.

The trio itself is a great example of the internationalism of jazz, bringing together German-born saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, UK pianist Liam Noble, and the outstanding American drummer Tom Rainey. It started life as a one-off encounter when Ingrid was living in London, but the interplay between the members proved so rewarding that they have continued to tour regularly despite her relocation to Brooklyn.

Although Ingrid, Liam & Tom are all capable of turning up the heat, the predominant feel of Sleepthief is of subtlety and understatement, working within a wide spectrum of sound, rhythm, space and colour whilst maintaining a strong feeling for form. The clarity and depth of interaction in their music constantly confirms their status as one of the most rewarding groups on the world jazz landscape. It's great to finally have them here.

Tickets for this gig are available from 0191 443 4661 or online from Sage Gateshead. A booking fee may be added to the advertised price.

This gig is financially assisted by the PRS for Music Foundation