Jean-Luc Ponty, Biréli Lagrène, Kyle Eastwood

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

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Jean-Luc Ponty is one of a select band of terrific jazz violinists.  Making a rare UK concert appearance, he teams up with Biréli Lagrène, long renowned as a European guitar hero,  and the brilliant young bassist Kyle Eastwood in a tremendous new project that recalls Ponty's Rite of Strings project of the 90s, but with a dynamic character of its very own.

Ponty's long career has encompassed landmark collaborations with Frank Zappa and Mahavishnu era John McLaughlin alongside his own, hugely popular bands. Biréli's command of the legacy of Django Reinhardt is balanced by a freely swinging take on the language of bebop - with Kyle, they play acoustic jazz of the very highest order, infused with an energy derived from their individual forays into electric jazz and fusion.