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Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

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Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see centre column).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Joseph Carville Trio @ The Globe - May 30


Joseph Carville (piano); Allan Peat (double bass); Mark Rayner (drums)
(Review by Russell)

Following appearances at Bar Loco and Prohibition Bar this Jazz Co-op gig marked Joseph Carville's third Newcastle engagement in six weeks. The pianist formed his trio in the autumn of last year since when he and his bandmates - bassist Allan Peat and drummer Mark Rayner - have been compiling a pad of GASbook numbers. The Globe's first-floor performance space attracted a select audience.

Two sets, twenty tunes, Carville wasted little time, content to let the music - and Peat - do the talking for him. Reviewing the trio's Bar Loco set Nathan Allonby observed that Carville 'plays well within mainstream norms' and is 'competent without being showy'. This Railway Street gig confirmed Nathan's view, indeed, as the programme unfolded, the thought occurred that it would be interesting to hear the man from Northallerton stretch out a little more - let's hear the real J Carville! Our pianist is more than competent and a little bit more 'show', call it 'risk-taking', would show us what he is really capable of. 


Double bassist Peat handled the announcements, the numbers didn't outstay their welcome and, as a unit, Messrs Carville, Peat and Rayner worked well together and, on this hearing, should pick up many more gigs. A host of standards in the setlist, one could've written down in advance a few titles and the chances were they'd be in the set! Autumn LeavesAll the Things You AreAin't Misbehavin'The Lady is a Tramp (Carville revealing something of what he can do), a near-Fender Rhodes sound on Bill Withers' Just the Two of Us, a first set closer in All of Me, yes, the interval consensus was that it had been more than worthwhile making the effort to get along to Jazz Co-op HQ. 

Three students opted for a night out here at the Globe. Two of them were drinking Brown Ale (surprise!)...poured into a pint glass (boo!). Sure enough, they were 'southerners'! Your tutting correspondent put them right - preferably a schooner, a half pint glass in extremis, this evening their education extended beyond the hallowed halls of Newcastle Uni! Burp!

Fly Me to the Moon resumed matters, Rollins' DoxyBlue Bossa, a nice swing feel on A Train, Carville and co were beginning to relax into it. Bassist Peat took his share of the solos, drummer Rayner, sticks or brushes, kept out of the way - that's a compliment! - and the man of few words, Carville, slowly but surely opened up a little more.

An arranged ending to On Green Dolphin Street confirmed the trio had been working on the material. Perhaps use of stop-time here and there wouldn't go amiss, a dynamic edge never fails to win over an audience. The Globe audience liked what it heard from the Joseph Carville Trio - These Foolish Things featuring more of Carville's undoubted talents, Satin Doll - and calls for an encore sent the audience on its way with When Sunny Gets Blue.        
Russell

1 comment :

Patti said...

I was impressed by the repertoire - and the musicians gelled well together. Plus, as an 'adopted Geordie' also from the South, it was interesting to discuss a few regional differences with the table of Newcastle Uni students! Jazz brings us all together!

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