Clarvis Noble & Jordan Freight Train
Entry Requirements: All welcome
Image: ‘Cosy’ with Paul Clarvis, Cathy Jordan, Liam Noble. Photograph: Brian John Homer
*Freight Train *carries tracks recorded apart for that lockdown stream (with even piano tuner visits impossible), along with those from their first live meeting in the studio in January 2022. The majority of tracks were chosen by Paul and trace some of his musical history with Bernstein and in Mose Allison’s Trio for 20 years, and with Liam Noble on their 2009 duo album Starry Starry Night.
Cathy Jordan was born in County Roscommon is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, bodhran, bones and bouzouki. She has been the lead vocalist for the traditional Irish music band Dervish since 1991, a member of The Unwanted and a solo performer, releasing her first solo album, All The Way Home, in 2012. At the end of 2019 Dervish received a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the BBC, as “an icon of Irish music”.
Liam Noble and Paul Clarvis, familiar to many for their many projects, first met and played together with Moondog in Europe in the early 1990s. Liam Noble - playing everything from standards, new composition, free improvisation and electronics, Liam’s most recent release The Long Game 2019 introduced the trio with Tom Herbert and Seb Rochford. His long regular Trio with Dave Whitford and Dave Wickins was augmented by Chris Batchelor and Shabaka Hutchings for the quintet Brother Face and he regularly plays with Julian Siegel, Bobby Wellins, Mark Lockheart, Christine Tobin, Pigfoot, and the improvising trio Sleepthief with Tom Rainey and Ingrid Laubrock. He is Professor of Jazz Piano at the Royal Academy of Music.
Paul Clarvis - the original and ever-youthful Enfield sound (Paul turns 60 in 2023) has collaborated with some of the world’s best composers and performers from Nina Simone, Sir Harrison Birtwistle and John Adams to Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Sir John Dankworth and Paul McCartney. He was the late Leonard Bernstein’s preferred percussionist in London, featured soloist in the 1995 Proms performance of Birtwistle’s Panic, a concerto for saxophone and drum kit, and worked with Rick Smith on the drum arrangement for the London Olympics 2012 show-stopping opening. He is Professor of Drum Set, Latin American & Ethic Percussion at the Royal Academy of Music.
Villagelife was set up by violinist Sonia Slany and Paul Clarvis over 20 years ago and has released 14 albums including of Stan Sulzmann Big Band, Henry Lowther’s Stillwaters, Four In Perspective (Hersh, Wheeler, Winstone and Clarvis), and ‘London jazz eccentrics’ (Jazzwise, 2019) Pigfoot, also with Clarvis and Noble.
ALBUM LISTEN HERE
['Quite a ride!' Guardian Review](https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/jan/21/paul-clarvis-liam-noble-cathy-jordan-freight-train-review-quite-a-ride)
Doors open at 7pm, and music starts at 8pm.
Please book a ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.