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Bonga, Burt & Champion  -  Sun Jul 02, 2017  |  08:00 pm
Admission £ 8.00 ( £ 6.00 concessions)
One of the things we like to do from time to time is to put together groups of musicians who haven't previously played together, but whom we believe have the potential to strike creative sparks off each other.

South African born saxophonist Ntshuks Bonga, Scottish guitarist George Burt, and bassist Andy Champion have all been part of these ad hoc combinations in the past, and have all demonstrated how brilliantly they respond to such a challenge . . . so what could be better than to bring them together for this debut meeting? And to add to the uniqueness of the occasion, we have asked each of them to come armed with a new 'composition' for the trio - perhaps no more than a framework which can be discussed immediately before the gig, but nonetheless hinting at particular directions for their freely improvised performance.

If jazz is "the sound of surprise", then this is surely its quintessence - a gig with musicians meeting for the first time, to play music they themselves have never previously seen. It's a high wire act without a safety net, but these three are so sure footed that we haven't the slightest doubt that there will be skills and thrills aplenty!

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