0 Swing ’85 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street, 225 6229. 0 East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon,
Angle Park Terrace. TUESDAY 3 Glasgow
0 Buddy Tate and Al Gray Presented by Platform Jazz, Moir Hall, Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 8pm. £3.50 (£3 members). Tickets from the Ticket Centre Candleriggs, Kelvin Hall, Kings Theatre and Mitchell Theatre. Ex-Basie sax and trombone. See panel.
0 Bobby Wishart Quartet Halt Bar. Woodlands Road, 332 1210. Hard driving Bop.
0 Swing ’85 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street, 225 6229.
0 Delta Devils Maxies Bistro, West Nicolson Street, 6670845. Guitar-based blues and American Swing.
0 Melanie O'Reilly and Francis Cowan Shore Bar. Leith. Melanie singing in the dock. Francis stringing her along.
0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace.
The guitar has been prominent in quite a law oi Plattorm’s recent concerts, handled with taste, yet within the style at what’s expected of a jazz instrument. Terie Rypdal with Audun Kleive; drums and percussion, and Bjorn Kiellemyr; acoustic and electric bass, will be pushing back the parameters at the Queens Hall. Edinburgh on 29 Nov. Their Latest album on E.C.M. shows oil Rypdal’s remarkable and original technique on the electric guitar using stereo pickups, octave dividers, compressors, llangers, sustain, wah/wah and guitar synth through pedals to beautilul eltect. In this case, the medium is not the message, all the sound modiliers being used with consideration and switched quickly within alight musical structure. He tends to be sparing rather than showering notes and last runs and sometimes uses a violin bow on the strings. The title track Chaser is a lusion piece that emerges trom a road
0 Burton/Coutts/Clark Metropolitan Bistro, Ruthven Lane. Alternate weeks.
0 Smlth/Lyall Quartet De Quincey‘s, Union Street, 333 0633. Alternate weeks. Check for details.
0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Plus Friends Glasgow Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 8.30pm.
0 Liz McEwan/Jim Henry Dragonara Hotel. Belford Road.
0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. One of Edinburgh‘s longest serving Trad bands.
0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Dixieland music.
0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. Mainstream and Billie Holliday, with Davie on guitar.
0 Blue Note Night Club Lucifer‘s. Jamaica Street. 284 4600. 10.30pm—3am. Live music starts
— SPRUCE PERFORMERS
accident in sound and settles down into
overdrive. Ornen is a Ianguorous
blues, the solo cutting through chords
with a scalpel’s precision, while in
Transition, the guitar shimmers above
a sea ol beautilully voiced synthesiser. The son at a conductor, Rypdal is
better known at home in Norway as a
classical composer, and having played piano until his teens, he then took up the guitar and spent the sixties being pursued by young girls while in Norway's number one pop group. He
: emerged in the early seventies as a
writer tor symphony orchestra, choir, woodwind and string quartets — more and more in terms of improvised in coniunction with written material. The two other members at the band were both students at Oslo Music Academy beiore pursuing their careers in theatre, rock and jazz. Make your way to Clerk Street on St. Andrews night. (Norman Chalmers).
1 1.45. Jazz disco. Live artists. Only jazz night club in Glasgow — gets busy around midnight. Phone for details of the evening‘s live band.
0 Burton/Nicholson Quartet Blackfriars. Albion Street. Be-Bop and beyond.
0 Smith/Lyall Quartet Halt Bar, Woodlands Road.
0 The Francis Cowan Trlo with Melanie O’Reilly The Kilderkin, Constitution Street. Leith. Gerry Forde on bass, Dick Lee on clarinet and sax. Francis on guitar. Melanie vocals.
0 Brian Kellogg Trio Royal British Hotel, Princes Street. 556 4901. Resident pianist.
0 Fat Sam's Band Goodtime Emporium, Abbeymount. One of Edinburgh‘s venues for Dixieland and Trad.
O Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. Very enjoyable small group.
0 West End Jazz Band Ailsa Craig Hotel. Mainly mainstream
standards. FRIDAY 6 Glasgow
0 Jazz on Record Recitals, discussions and informal talks on Ragtime, New Orleans, Swing. Bebop, Avant Garde. Glasgow Rhythm Club, Berkeley Street. 7.45pm.
0 Buddy Tate and Al Gray Presented by Platform Jazz, Queen's Hall, Clerk Street. Doors open 10pm. Tickets approx £4 (£3). Ex-Basie side-men on sax and trombone. See panel.
0 Melanie O’Rellly and Francis Cowan Carlton Hotel. North Bridge.
0 Spirits ol Rhythm Basin Street, Haymarket.
o The String Vests The Kilderkin, Constitution Street, Leith. Blues swing duo.
0 George McGowan Orchestra Big Band Jazz. Daniel Brown’s, St Vincent Street. 1.304.30pm.
0 Bobby Wishart Quintet Glasgow Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. Lunchtime.
0 Frank Pantrlni Quintet Curlers, Byres Road. Lunchtime.
0 Jimmy Felghan Quartet Lorne Hotel, Sauchiehall Street. Lunchtime.
0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows, Bath Street. Lunchtime.
0 Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra Singers Eleanor Keenan. Jeff Hooper and the Serenaders and special guest, guitar star Martin Taylor. Usher Hall, Lothian Road. 7.30pm. £6.50—£3.50 (concsfl off). An evening of music from the heyday of the big band, Glenn Miller etc. Introduced by Radio‘s Alan Dell.
0 Tam White and The Oexters Platform 1. Rutland Street, 225 2433.
o The Festival City Jazz Band Old
Waverley Hotel, Princes Street.
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Not tor Buddy Tate the cool style, the only things in motion the lingers and the mind. His music is lor moving. it’s been keeping him on his leetlor most of the twentieth century.
Born in Texas, 1914, Buddy, with his tenor sax and clarinet, have been trading with all the names from the era ol the bigger bands, notably Benny Goodman and Count Basie, with whom he solo’d through the 40's. From the 50’s to the 70’s he lronted his own band at the Celebrity Club in New York but took time to visit Europe regularly in different line-ups. On this trip he shares the platlorm in Glasgow on 3 Dec and Edinburgh on 6 Dec with the trombonist and lriend Al Grey.
Buddy stopped drinking and smoking in the 1930’s and remembers being surprised in conversation with Clyde Barrow, yes- Buddy’s other halt—to learn that the Ford driver look good care at himself and laid oil the booze. Bank robbers may not have much at a lite expectancy, but Buddy is still up there, getting high playing his horn. (Norman Chalmers)
0 Mike Hart’s Selection Basin Street,
Haymarket. SUNDAY 8 Glasgow
0 Ricky Fernandez and Friends Tron Theatre Bar. 38 Parnie Street. Lunchtime.
O TZone Nico's, Sauchiehall Street, 3321585. Lunchtime.
0 Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Lunchtime) Delta Devils Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street, 667 0845. The wine bar cowboys entertain with swing fiddle and guitar.
0 Pete Baynes Melville Castle Hotel, Lasswade.
o Tam White and The Oexters or Contos Platform 1. Rutland Street. Phone for details 225 2433.
0 Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra Eleanor Keenan, Jeff Hooper and the Serenaders with special guests guitar virtuoso Martin Taylor and compere Alan Dell. A celebration of
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