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Monday, February 02, 2015

Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Red House Farm, Monkseaton. Feb 1

Peter Wright (trumpet) ,Paul Gowland (tenor saxophone), Lawrence McBriarty (trombone), Brian Bennett (banjo & vocals), Bill Colledge (bass) & Fred Thompson (drums & vocals) + John Broddle (vocals.)
(Review by Russell/photo by Kath.)
The timeless Vieux Carré Jazzmen (a significant milestone is reached in April – Bebop Spoken Here will have more on this nearer the time), have established a well-supported pub gig at the coast on the first Sunday in the month at the Red House Farm. A housing estate hostelry, the Vieux Carré’s Sunday evening audience is drawn from a dedicated, knowledgeable fan base and Monkseaton locals.
Four reasons to seek out the Red House Farm:1) Nice pub 2) Nice people 3) Decent beer 4) Good New Orleans/Dixeland jazz. Arriving at eight o’clock proved to be a very good move – the pub has a two for the price of one ‘happy hour’ between eight and nine. The barmaid said: ‘Would you like two pints?’ Silly question, really! A regular got his order in and lined them up on the table – all EIGHT of them! ‘Do as the natives do’, they say. Three trips to the bar before nine (3 x 2 = 6) seemed like a reasonable effort. One or two of the Vieux Carré also did their bit to help the ‘jazz economy.’
Fred Thompson sang On the Sunny Side of the Street with Peter Wright providing typical strong lead trumpet and tenor man Paul Gowland winning applause (as he did throughout the evening). New Orleans trombone specialist Lawrence McBriarty knocked-out his to be expected quality solo (the first of several) and the rhythm section worked away in the shadows (Brian Bennett, Bill Colledge and Fred Thompson). East Coast Trot then When You Wore a Tulip were second set highlights and John Broddle joined the band between one of several trips to the bar. The Vieux Carré Jazzmen’s March date (Sunday 1st) will once again feature Peter Wright. A post-gig pint with Paul Gowland led to the subject of one of the great alto players on the local scene – the late, great Nigel Stanger. If anyone who heard Stanger play would care to post a comment as to the man’s abilities, please do so. Mr Stanger was no mean Hammond player either!   
Russell

1 comment :

Brian said...

Thanks for that, Russell! Seems you really enjoyed your Sunday evening at the coast. Wainwright's or Cumberland? Both, maybe?
Hope you found your way home ok!

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