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Farewell Blues

R.I.P. HRH Queen Elizabeth ll (1926 - Sept. 8, 2022).
R.I.P. Trevor Tomkins (1941 - Sept. 9, 2022).
R.I.P. Gordon McGregor (Sept. 11, 2022).
R.I.P. Ramsey Lewis (1935 - Sept. 12, 2022).
R.I.P. Pharoah Sanders (Oct. 13, 1940 - Sept. 24, 2022).

Bebop Spoken There

Larry Klein: "- in a certain way - Leonard [Cohen] is the greatest songwriter ever." - (Jazzwise October 2022)

The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST!

Holly Cooper, Mouthpiece Music: "Lance writes pull quotes like no one else!"

Postage

14581 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 859 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (Sept. 21).

From This Moment On ...

September

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 25: Musicians Unlimited @ Park Inn, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 25: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm. CANCELLED!
Sun 25: Skylla + Pete Wareham-Ruth Goller-Will Glaser @ Bobik’s, Punch Bowl, Jesmond, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.

Mon 26: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 26: Lewis Watson Quartet @ Black Bull, Blaydon. 8:00pm. Blaydon Jazz Club.

Tue 27: Beth Clarke @ British Legion Club, West Jesmond, Newcastle. 1:00-4:00pm. Free.
Tue 27: Paul Skerritt @ The Rabbit Hole, Durham. 7:00pm. Free (to reserve a table phone 0191 386 5556).
Tue 27: Black is the Color of My Voice @ Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. One woman stage play (the life & times of Nina Simone).

Wed 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 28: Battle of the Bands @ NE Volume Music Bar, Yarm Lane, Stockton. Doors 6:00pm. Tickets: £5.00. adv., £6.00. on the door. Participants inc. Milne Glendinning Band.
Wed 28: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 28: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 28: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 28: Black is the Color of My Voice @ Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. One woman stage play (the life & times of Nina Simone).
Wed 28: Laura Jurd @ Sage Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 29: Ushaw Ensemble @ King’s Hall, Newcastle University. 1:10pm. Free.
Thu 29: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library. 3:00-5:00pm. £1.00. All welcome.
Thu 29: Czajka & Puchaz + Mark Solborg + Anthropology @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 7:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Thu 29: ‘58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 29: La Sonora Boreal’s Latin Jam Session @ The Globe, Newcastle (7:45pm). Free (donations). Latin jazz performance & jam session.
Thu 29: Peter Morgan Trio @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 30: Adam Johnson @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Fri 30: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 30: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 30: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 30: Pete Churchill & Noel Dennis: Exploring the Jazz Metaphor in Leadership & Management @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 2:30-4:00pm. Workshop.Tickets: £3.30 (inc. bf). A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Fri 30: FILM: Bird (Dir. Clint Eastwood) + Swing Bridge (in the bar) @ Forum Cinema, Hexham. 6:30pm.
Fri 30: Orphy Robinson + Maniscalco-Bigoni-Solborg + Nicole Mitchell + Binker Golding-Alexander Hawkins-John Pope-Paul Hession @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle (7:00pm). A Newcastle Festival of Jazz & Improvised Music event.
Fri 30: Ushaw Ensemble @ St Mary’s Church, Holy Island. 7:30pm.
Fri 30: Alter Ego @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Fri 30: King Bee @ The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Independent, Sunderland. 9:00pm. £22.50. DJs + King Bee.

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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