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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.

Monday, December 05, 2022

Sunday Night @ the Globe: Liane Carroll - Dec. 4

(© Pam)
Liane Carroll (piano, vocals).

The competition was tough. Over at Bobik's, Jazz North East presented Let Spin and Ceitidh Mac whilst out there in Qatar (or your local pub or living room) England were playing Senegal in the World Cup.

England won 3-0 but on a decibels to crowd size ratio I doubt if the goals by Henderson, Kane and Saka generated the volume of applause that the Jazz Coop audience gave Liane Carroll at the Globe.

Singer, pianist, sit-down comedian (I think comedienne is passé these days) Ms Carroll (I think Miss is passé these days) can comfortably tick all three boxes.

(© Sheila)

From the kick-off to the end of stoppage time the crowded Globe sat or stood mesmerised by a performance that fired from and to the hip. Each number had amazing vocals - often with some clever and intricate scatting - swinging, blues-orientated piano and hilarious patter, before, after and sometimes during each tune.

I'm not going to retell the jokes as that would spoil it for her next audience and besides, it's not just the jokes but the way she tells them.

As someone said as I was leaving, "It may not be the Gig of the Year but it's certainly the most entertaining." This had me wondering how it was possible to be the latter and not the former - or vice versa! For me it was both. But, as Ronnie Scott (or was it Alan Barnes?) famously said, " You're not here to enjoy yourselves".

This audience certainly was and certainly did. 

Liane had also taken part in a two-day workshop at the Globe passing on her pearls of vocal wisdom to a group of aspirants of various levels who, even if they only absorbed a small percentage of her teaching, will be so much the better for it and, in the long run, so will we. Lance

Oh yes, the songs: Come Rain or Come Shine; Lover Come Back to me;  You Don't Know What Love is; I Didn't Know What Time it Was; Memphis in June; St Louis Blues; Skylark; Sinner Man; Seaside (comp. Joe Stilgoe); That Old Black Magic; Take me Home; Love For Sale; Fever; Here's to Life; All of me; Summertime/My Favorite Things/California Shoeshine Boys.

2 comments :

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful soul she is!…100% genuine and such talent…I think I might relocate to Hastings so I could see her every Wednesday in her residency….

Minnie said...

I was devastated to have to leave after the first half to deal with a crisis at home. Liane was awe inspiring both as a performer and as a tutor. It was the best weekend ever! I should have the confidence for a bit of scatting myself next time I get to a jam!
Thanks Liane! Xxxxxx

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