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Perpetual Motion Machine + A.S.B.O  -  Sun Sep 10, 2017  |  08:00 pm
Our ‘Splinter’ season for the Autumn kicks off with another remarkable double bill, linking a sextet chosen for Jazz North’s 2017 ‘Northern Line’ roster, and a brand new trio led by one of the North East’s favourite drummers.

Just looking at the line-up of ‘Perpetual Motion Machine’, a band that first came together in Leeds but whose members are now dispersed between Yorkshire and London, tells you that there has to be something distinctive about their music. Two guitars, two saxophones, bass & drums is an unusual combination, contributing to a cinemascope sound, with a restrained energy that while it touches at time on rock, does so in an entirely original way that steers well clear of fusion clichés. The band’s debut CD ‘Ignition’ is a mix of originals and tunes from writers as diverse as Bill Frisell and David Bowie, and they come to us as part of a UK tour promoting the album.

For the support set, we followed our policy of inviting local musicians to try out new combinations and ideas, and drummer Adam Sinclair jumped at the chance. Joining him in A.S.B.O (Adam Sinclair's Bassic Orchestra) are Paul Edis, revealing yet another side to his multi-faceted talents as he takes to the Moog Bass Synthesiser, and electric bassist Ian 'Dodge' Paterson, not much seen on the jazz scene since the demise of the Slowlight Quartet, but whose subtle funk lines should be the idea anchor for what promises to be a deeply revelatory experience!

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

This gig is supported by the Jazz North 'Northern Line' scheme