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Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Monday, March 08, 2021

Alan Broadbent Trio live streaming from Small's, NYC - Mar. 7

Alan Broadbent (piano); Harvie S (double bass); Billy Mintz (drums) 

In April 2017 pianist Alan Broadbent visited Tyneside to appear at the Gateshead International Jazz Festival in a duo performance with singer Georgia Mancio. This live stream appearance from Small's provided another chance to hear the New Zealander, this time with his trio. In a one hour set of six numbers, Broadbent's performance in the company of Harvie S and Billy Mintz reaffirmed the view that he is a supreme interpreter of classic material. This Greenwich Village gig could be described as 'the art of', the art of classy piano playing, the art of impeccable bass paying (Harvie S) and the art of minimalism as demonstrated by Mintz. 

Charlie Haden's Hello My Lovely opened the set, the trio totally at ease, Mintz, with brushes in hand, barely moving. For three or four numbers it was music all the way, Broadbent would make the introductions in due course. What is This Thing Called Love?, a disguised, to your reviewer's ear, Struttin' with Some Barbecue into an instantly recognisable Body and Soul. Broadbent did eventually speak to his audience - the lucky few in the venue and a sizeable online following. Two contrasting numbers to end the set - Bernice Petkere's Lullaby of the Leaves from the early thirties followed by Gigi Gryce's Minority which featured a cameo drum solo from Mintz. It had been an excellent set courtesy of three great players.   

Set list: Hello, My LovelyWhat is This Thing Called Love?Struttin' with Some BarbecueBody and SoulLullaby of the LeavesMinority

1 comment :

Lance said...

Alan Broadbent also appeared in Newcastle with Woody Herman at the City Hall circa 1970.

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