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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.

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Sunday Night @ the Globe - April 4

(Screenshot by Lance)
John Pope (bass); John Garner (violin)

Newswatch (Ran Blake); Congeniality (Ornette Coleman); Clear Water (Albert Ayler); 40-F (Anthony Braxton); Egyptian (Carla Bley); ? (Alice Coltrane); Well You Needn't (Monk).

The above set list indicates the mood of the evening, an evening based around the music of those musicians who sought to furrow new paths, moving away from tradition into a brave new world, finding new disciples and discarding unbelievers just as every innovator has done since the earliest days of jazz to the present day.

Pope and Garner are two players very much au fait with the idiom and they offered an interesting take that went down well with the viewers who virtually screamed for an encore to which our two Johns obliged in the form of  Monk's Well You Needn't. Jazz Co-op's Dave Parker posted, "Monk would have loved that" - maybe!

Nevertheless, it was good to see two musicians of such standing, reaching out beyond the norm.


1 comment :

Unknown said...

Thanks for the review! Just to clarify - ‘Newswatch’ is credited to Jeanne Lee, and ‘Clear Water’ to Mary Parks.

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