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The Enemy  -  Thu Jun 04, 2015  |  08:00 pm
Admission £ 10.00 ( £ 8.00 concessions)
It's around a decade since Kit Downes first came to Tyneside with his piano trio. He's been back on many subsequent occasions, in many different guises (most recently playing organ with Troyka), but remarkably this will be the first time since that debut performance that he's appeared as leader of a classic piano trio.

'Classic', though, may be a misnomer, as The Enemy take an uncompromisingly contemporary approach to the jazz piano tradition. With Kit joined by Swedish-born bassist Petter Eldh (a regular collaborator with Django Bates) and perhaps the UK's most exciting young drummer James Maddren, this is a trio that expresses itself through complexity - speed of light rhythmic patterns and dense harmonic clusters colliding in a unique and formidable collision of voices that has been described as both "fiercely intense" and "beautifully intricate".

Fortunately, though, complexity doesn't mean inaccessibility, and the music has an unfailing drive and excitement that keeps the listener gripped through all the sudden swerves and handbrake turns. So, fasten your seatbelts, this is set to be an exhilarating and unforgettable ride!

This gig is a co-promotion with the Lit & Phil

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