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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Saturday May 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, Dovecote St., Amble NE65 0DX. 12:00pm - 3:00pm (music from 1:00pm). £10.00. See poster for more details.

Sax on the Tyne, St George's Church Hall, St George's Close, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2TF. 5:00-7:00pm. Free (donations). A Jesmond Community Festival event.

Evening

Baghdaddies - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. £10.00. Whitley Bay Carnival.

Lady & the Jazz Tramps - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. (£3.00. student).

Radio Pensacola Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. Free (donations).

Blues/Funk/Soul

Teresa Watson Band - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Joseph Carville Trio @ Bar Loco, Newcastle - April 18

Joseph Carville (piano); Alan Peat (bass); Mark Rayner (drums) + > David "Showtime" Gray (trombone).
(Review by Nathan Allonby).

This excellent young pianist is little known in the local jazz scene, having played relatively few public gigs, but hopefully will start to receive the attention he deserves. The gig was scarcely publicised, held at a venue that hosts few (but often very good) jazz performances.

The audience consisted mostly of a solid core of followers of the band.

How do we judge jazz performers?
By the originality of what they play, by doing something different; by technical brilliance; by sensitive harmonies, by emotion; by surprising us.

Joseph Carville plays well within mainstream norms of jazz and is competent without being showy, yet within a few bars I found myself paying attention to him and caring about what he played.

This was a very solid trio that played well together (and it was surprising to hear that they had not been together for very long).

David Gray responded well to accompanying this trio, holding himself back, willing to be a supportive partner in the ensemble. The more mellow tone suited him well. David used his coffee cup as a mute to obtain a sympathetic tone and volume. He was listening well and added
a very complimentary dimension.

This was a small group, playing together, listening well to each other, producing warm, intimate music. A lovely moment.
Nathan. 
(Editor's note: The Joseph Carville Trio can be heard at The Globe Jazz Bar on May 30)

1 comment :

Russell said...

It's good to read a review of the trio, thanks, Nathan. By the way, Carville's trio will be at Prohibition Bar tomorrow (Saturday).

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