MUSIC O T Zone Nico‘s. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1585. Lunchtime. Modern jazz in chrome and wicker winery.
0 Mike Hart's Syncopaters Learmonth 1 Hotel. Learmonth Terrace. Lunchtime. Read the Sunday papers j to the banjo and muted trumpet.
o Basin Street Stompers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. New Orleans funeral music.
3 0 Music While You Read Waterstones
Book Shop. George Street. 2.31)—
Spm. With Take Three. guitar bass
and horn. Free Wine.
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O The Cotton Clublazz Dance Disco. ' Scott Street. 33211712. 1(l.3()pm~
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0 Swing 86Malt Shovel. ( ockburn Street. 225 622‘). Django isalive and reasonably well and hanging out in . .
9 East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. (iood time traddies.
Glasgow 0 Bobby Wishart Quartet Halt Bar.
Woodlands Road. Keyboards. electric bass and drums with Wishart on sax. Bop and fusion. Enthusiastic audiences.
0 Swing '85 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 622‘). Hot club sound. but clarinet and sax lead.
0 Delta Devils Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 667 (18-15. (iuitar based blues and American swing.
0 Melanie Q’Reilly and Francis Cowan Shore Bar. l.eitb. Mainstream singer with guitarist. Adjoining restaurant. interesting visitors in the bar. ‘ello matelot.
0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street. Haymarket. Solid trad band in Edinburgh's main venue for the early form ofjazz.
0 Smith/Lyall Quartet De ()uincey's. Linion Street. 333 (1633. Alternate weeks. Check for details.
0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Plus Friends ( ilasgow Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112.8.3llpm.
0 Liz McEwan/Jim Henry Dragonara Hotel. Belford Road. (iood songs and voice. Mainstream and soul jazz. 0 Take Three Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street.
0 Charlie McNair‘s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816.
0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Dixieland music.
0 Burton/Nicholson Quar‘leiBlackfriars. Albion Sreet. Bebop and beyond.
0 Smith/Lyall Quartet Halt Bar. Woodland Road. Driving
sax keyboard with bass and occasional people sitting in.
0 Abdulla Ibrahim Usher l lall.
l Lothian Road. 8pm. internationally
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Rock climbers have a euphemism for a pitch hanging over the void. It is graded Exposed. ln jazz terms, playing in concert as a duo rates at least V/Exposed. Sheila Jordan, vocals, and Harvie Swarz, double bass, have developed an uncanny understanding and empathy
A singersince her childhood in Pennsylvania and Detroit, she fell under Charlie Parker's spell, and in her twenties sang and lived among Bird, Mingus, Lennie Tristano and the new New York scene. A stormy marriage to Duke Jordan and a daughterto bring up kept her from going lull time as a pelormerand this, perhaps,
contributes to her obvious joy in singing. Parker was so taken by her ability to reproduce, vocally, a sax solo, and negotiate complex chord patterns, that be credited her with having ‘million dollar ears.‘
With Harvie she seems to take risks, but on any lightning melodic excursion he isthere, covering harmonically— sometimes even seeming to anticipate the changes. One or the world's great jazz singers, she is appearing with Harvie at Edinburgh's Queen’s Hall on 24 Jan, where the audience, like others all overThe States, will marvel at the pair’s inabilityto lall onthe mountain. (Norman Chalmers).
respected South African pianist (formerly Dollar Brand) with 7 piece band Ekaya. Presented by Platform Jazz in association with Edinburgh District Council. (See Panel).
0 Brian Kellogg Trio Royal British Hotel. Princes Street. 556-1901. Resident pianist. various players joining in.
0 Fat Sam's Band (ioodtimc Iimporium. Abbeymount. ()ne of Edinburgh‘s venues for Dixieland and trad. Middle-aged crowd.
o Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Small group of foot-tappers.
0 West End Jazz Band Ailsa Craig Hotel. Mainly standards from classic line up ofpiano. banjo. double bass and drums with a front line of clarinet trumpet and trombone.
FRIDAY 31 Glasgow
0 Jazz on Record Glasgow Rhythm Club. Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Come and listen. Informal talkson Ragtime. New Orleans. Swing Bebop. Avant Garde.
0 Melanie D'Reilly and Francis Cowan Carlton Hotel. North Bridge.
0 Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket.
O The String Vests The Kilderkin. Constitution Street, Leith.
SATURDAY 1 Glasgow
0 George McGowan Orchestra Daniel Brown‘s. St. Vincent Street. 1.30— 4.30pm. Jazz from the Big Band era. 0 Frank Pantrini Quintet Studio One. Byres Road. Lunchtime. (ireat fun. Skilful sax leads. various sets.
0 Capital Jazz Band Grosvenor Hotel. Q
‘ (irosvenor Street. Lunchtime.
O Contos Platform ()ne. Rutland
; Street. 225 2433. Latin Jazzwitll
Vibraphone and percussion.
o Tam White and the Dexters Perservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. The man with the excavator voice. and session brass players joining the rock. blues band. 0 Basin Street Slompers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 'l‘horough going trad.
0 Jack Findlay orTom Findlay Quartet. Alternate weeks. Fingers Piano Bar. Frederick Street. Tidy long room with keyboard theme.
; MONDAY 3
0 The Cotton Club Jazz Dance Disco. Scott Street. 3320712. ll).3(lpm— 3.30am.
0 Swing ’86 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 622‘). Smooth Quartet. in or out ofpenguin suits.
0 East CoastJazz Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace.
0 Bobby Wishart Quartet Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Keyboards. electric bass and drums with Wishart on sax. Bop and fusion. friendly bar
Always instrumentalists there to join
0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows. Bath Street. 332 (1532. Swing music. Lunchtime and all afternoon. 30‘s and '4()‘s style.
0 Tam White and the Dexters Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. Tam with the nine piece band.
0 Alex Shaw Trio Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. Lunchtime.
0 Mike Hart’s Selection Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Small traditional jazz band. Wonderful selection ofjazz posters on the stairs. 0 Take Three Carlton Hotel. North Bridge. Sax, guitar. bass.
0 Jazz Classics Radio 2. 4pm. Re—processings of rare sessions in the early recording studios.
0 Bourbon Jazz Band Beacon Hotel. Park Terrace. Lunchtime. or
breakfast time for a lot ofthe punters.
o Ricki Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. Lunchtime. Enjoyable. pre-bop music and social buzz.
0 Swing '86 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 622‘). Hot club sound. but
0 Delta Devils Maxies Bistro. West
‘ Nicolson Street. 6670845. (iuitar
based blues and American Swing. 0 Melanie Q'Reilly and Francis Cowan
Shore Bar. Leith. Mainstream singer
with guitarist. Adjoining restaurant
3 and right beside the water. 0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street.
Haymarket Terrace. Solid trad band in Edinburgh‘s main venue for the early form ofjazz.
O Smith/Lyall Quartet De Quincey“s. Union Street. 3330633. Alternate weeks. Check for details.
0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Plus
' Friends Glasgow Society of
Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221
3 0 Liz McEwan/Jim Henry Dragonara
Hotel. Belford Road.
0 Take Three Maxies Bistro. Nicolson I Street.
0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. One of Edinburgh's longest serving trad bands. j 0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin __j