Jazz night at Withiel House

← latest news | posted November 27, 2019

Lemon Street Gallery proudly presents Günter ‘Baby’ Sommer & Raymond MacDonald Duo.

“This is an encounter of generations, legendary German percussionist and free-jazz pioneer Sommer meets virtuoso Scottish saxophonist MacDonald…free jazz in all its glory…loose, intense, effervescent, celebratory and with ‘joie de vivre’…”

Günter ‘Baby’ Sommer & Raymond MacDonald performances are characterised as charismatic, energetic, free-wheeling, joyous, wondrous and spontaneous music-making that can electrify a room with subtle textures, fiery passion and glorious rhythms. They have toured and performed to critical acclaim at festivals and jazz clubs in Portugal, Germany, Italy and the UK.

Günter ‘Baby’ Sommer is a hallowed name in European improvised music and is regarded as one of the founding fathers of German free improvisation. Raymond MacDonald is a founding member of the ground-breaking Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, and over a 30-year career, has released over 60 CDs and worked with a host of world-leading musicians working across the spectrum of contemporary music, including Marilyn Crispell, George Lewis, Evan Parker, David Byrne and Jim O’Rourke.

Tickets for the event are £12 each. Advanced booking is essential as there are only a limited number of tickets available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the gallery on 01872 275757.

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