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15103 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 15 years ago. 122 of them this year alone and, so far, 20 this month (Feb. 6).

From This Moment On ...

February

Thu 09: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 4:00pm (this week only). Free.
Thu 09: Indigo Jazz Voices @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:45pm. £5.00.
Thu 09: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm. Guest band: Just Friends: Ian Bosworth (guitar); Richie Emmerson (sax); Dave Archbold (keys); Ron Smith (bass); Mark Hawkins (drums).

Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall. 1:00pm. £7.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 10: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 10: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 10: Alan Barnes w Dean Stockdale Trio @ Traveller's Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £12.00.

Sat 11: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 2:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com.
First gig of four (1/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA.
Sat 11: New Century Ragtime Orchestra @ King's Hall, Newcastle University. 7:00pm. £15.00. on the door.
Sat 11: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 7:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com. Second gig of four (2/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA. SOLD OUT!
Sat 11: Vermont Big Band & the Coast Connection @ The Seahorse, Whitley Bay FC. 7:30pm. £10.00. (inc. hot buffet), raffle. SOLD OUT!
Sat 11: The Rebelators @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 12: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon. LAST SESSION!
Sun 12: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 2:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com. Third gig of four (3/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA.
Sun 12: Am Jam @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Free. Jam session, all welcome.
Sun 12: Jive Aces @ Queen's Hall, Hexham. 7:30pm.
Sun 12: Slowlight Quartet @ The Rooms @ Immediate Audio, Unit 24, Morley's Yard South, Albion Row, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1PQ. 7:30pm. Tickets: www.wegottickets.com. Fourth gig of four (4/4). The Slowlights feat. YVA. SOLD OUT!
Sun 12: Sylvain Darrifourcq-Manuel Hermia-Valentin Ceccaldi @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion (upstairs).

Mon 13: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 13: Central Bar Quintet @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 7:30pm. £5.00. First set: The Central Bar Quintet plays Horace Silver's The Tokyo Blues (featuring Pete Tanton). Second set: standards & more (no jam session).

Tue 14: ???

Wed 15: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 15: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 15: 4B @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 15: Durham Univesity Jazz Orchestra w. Tiny Fred's Collective @ Mark Hillary Arts Centre, South Road, Collingwood College, Durham. 7:00pm. 'Jazz Night 1'. The evening begins with a jam session followed by a concert performance.
Wed 15: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.
Wed 15: Syd Lawrence Orchestra: Big Band Brass @ Fire Station, Sunderland. 7:30pm.

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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