Jazz Cafe, London
4th October 2016
Promoting the release of their first live album “Live In Space”, Calibro 35 made a quick dash for a London date between two French shows. Louder Than War’s Craig Chaligne reviews.
Calibro 35 have had a singular career path. They started in 2007 as a studio experiment assembled by producer Tommaso Colliva and has become thanks to incendiary performances and musicianship one of Europe’s best live bands. Surfing on the revival of gritty Italian 70’s movies, the band recorded their first LP “Calibro 35” in 2007 and have since released several albums and soundtracks. 2016 sees them celebrate of their first live release and what better way to promote it than criss-crossing Europe to gain new fans. First on the bill at The Jazz Cafe were Disposable Breaks for their debut as a live unit. Placed under the leadership of Glen Fallows, the band was the perfect opening act for Calibro 35, their blend of Instrumental Afro-Funk going down a storm with the audience.
Based on the fact that they sold out the 100 Club last year , you could bet that the recently refurbished Jazz Cafe was going to be pretty busy and it’s a healthy crowd that greeted Calibro 35. The core line-up of Luca Cavina – Bass Guitar, Enrico Gabrielli – Organs and Horns, Massimo Martellott
All words by Craig Chaligne. More from Craig can be found at his Author Archive.