Street. Haymarket Terrace. Dixieland music.
THURSDAY 6 ;
0 Burton/Nicholson Quartet Blackfriars. Albion Street. Bebop and beyond.
0 Smith/Lyall Quartet Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Potent sax/keyboard and rhythm section.
0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. (‘lassic Songs accompanied by Davy on guitar.
0 The Francis Cowan Trio The Kilderkin. (‘onstitution Street. Leith. Francis (‘owan Trio with Melanie ()‘Reilly. (ierry Forde on bass. Dick Lee on clarinet and sax. Francis on guitar. Melanie Vocals.
0 Brian Kellogg Trio Royal British Hotel. Princes Street. 556 49111. Modern and post '5ll‘s. occasional players sitting in.
0 Fat Sam's Band (ioodtimc Emporium. Abbeymount. ()ne of Edinburgh‘s venues for Dixieland and trad.
0 Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Enjoyable small group in ‘le’s (‘hicago style. 0 West End Jazz Band Ailsa (‘raig Hotel. Mainstream standards from clarinet and trumpet led seven piece
1 FRIDAY 24 ' .
0 Ausgang Strutz. £2.51). £2 unwaged. o Amandas Tapes Shadows. Free.
0 Blues Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Blues-rock. l.otof fun.
0 Sanity Clause Jailhouse. (‘alton Road. 111.3(lpm. Free.
0 Skanga Potter Row l7nion. Spm. Free. Varied material based around black rhythms. Students and guests only.
0 New York Piglunkers Mucky Duck. Excellent funky group. Bass and percussion barrage with some weird stuff going on on top.
l SATURDAY 25
0 Heart Industry Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
0 The Shaman Students Unions. (‘hambers Street. Formerly known as Alone Again Dr. in their days as
BRAND NAME ABDULLA
91......- Cosmopolitan musical visionary and in permanent exile from South Africa, Abdulla Ibrahim, or Dollar Brand as he was known priort01970, will make his home (Ekaya in South African dialect) at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on 30 Jan.
The group Ekaya consist of long term collaborator Carlos Ward on beautiful flute and alto sax, and the superb and complementarytalents of Ricky Ford, tenor; Charles Davis, baritone; Dick Grittin, trombone; Essiet Dkon Essiet, bass and Don Mumford. drurns.
Facets of Monk or Mingus‘s arrangements, atonal in the Euro-American jazz stream are occulted by the resounding bass and
mysterious chordings under hymn-like linesthat echo his Cape Church background.
In 1966 Ellington asked him to lead the Duke’s orchestra on a US. tour. In ‘72 he directed the Jazz Composers Association Workshop in New York. He has recorded widely and toured the world and is active on behalf of the ARC. in cultivating supportlortheir cause. His politicisation and embracing of Islam are added to a fascination with the inner states of martial arts and the condition at
improvisation, the necessityto enter ; into the musical structure and
l crystallisetime.(Norman Chalmers).
Aberdeen Students Union Beer Bar stalwarts.
O Makossa Jailhouse. (‘alton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Real crowd-pleaser ofa reggae band. Watch out for the reggaefied Hey Joe. which has even more guitar solos than Hendrix‘s.
0 Avalon Warehouse. 23 Kirkgate. ‘ Folk-rock.
' MONDAY 27 Edinburgh
0 Warp FactorfJailhouse. (‘alton Road. ll).3l)pm. Free.
0 Zero Zero Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Splash Me Down Shadows. This is not an offer. but it‘s a free gig
0 Watch With MotherJailhousc. (‘alton Road. 10.30pm. Free.
0 David Scott Hearts and Minds Fixx. Free entry gig for former Chewy Raccooner Scott. But we won't hold that against him as the newstuff he‘s been doing really is good!
0 Ricky Skaggs Playhouse Theatre. (ircenside Place. 7.30pm. £6. £5. Absolutely tremendous. but probany covered better in the folk section. ()utstanding bluegrass guitarist rnandolinist (remember those lightning-fast. guitar-picking sections in (‘ountry Boy) with a great country band. ()nstage guests have included. o ye rockists. Elvis (‘ostello and Pete 'l‘ownshend.
0 Rough Charm (To be confirmed) Jailhouse. (‘alton Road. 10.30pm. Free.
THURSDAY 30 ‘ Glasgow
0 Cherry Bombs Rooftops. The (‘herry bombs are a patched together supergroup sort ofthing with two ex-membersofHanoi Rocks. one ex-(‘lash and one Lords of the New Church. Remember the Armoury Show?
0 Blind Allez Shadows. Free.
0 Ricky Ross Midas.
0 60's Night'l'heatre Royal, Hope Street.33l 1234. 7.3(lpm.£5.£4. £1 off cones. for U840. ()AP. student and parties. An evening ofnostalgia from Freddie and the Dreamers. Brian Poole. Love Attairand Black Cat.
: 0 Red Wedge Playhouse Theatre.
| (ireenside Place. 7.30pm. £6. £5.
1 Limited number of£3 tickets for
l UB-u) holders. ‘A broad Left alliance. . . hoping to instill a greater awareness of politics amongst young people.‘ At this stage financed by the
TUESDAY 28 i
Potter Row. 8pm. Free. Students 5 and guests only. , 0 Avalon Jailhouse. Calton Road. 1
3 Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
5 FRIDAY 31
Weller The Communards (featuring the excellent ex-Bronski Beat singer Jimmy Sommerville). Billy Bragg and English soul singer Junior. Possible appearances by Lloyd Cole, Jerry Dammers. Stephen Duffy and Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr.
0 Heart IndustryJaiIhouse. Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.
0 The Mirrors Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
Duntermline 0 Force Warehouse. 23 Kirkgate.
0 The Subclub Rooftops. The Subclub opens its doors at a new venue tonight — in Rooftops. Tickets are by invitation only for this very first night which will be opened by Lloyd Cole. He‘ll be doing supermarkets next.
0 Inca Babies Strutz. £2.50, £2 unwaged.
o Erasure andHeaven Sent Glasgow University QMU.
0 Zero Zero Shadows. Free.
0 Cover Plus Potter Row Union
10.30pm. Free. ; O Sanity Clause Preservation Hall. '
O 23 Skidoo Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 10.30pm. Funksters 1 from Factory Records, 23 Skidoo i have produced some exotic and intriguing music. Their live show looks to be no less so. promising
some kind ofmulti-media
0 Jesus and Mary Chain Barrowlands. . Blast. Screech. Hum. Buzz etc. Unemployment Benefit at Glasgow University QMU featuring loads of people who haven‘t confirmed the
gig at time ofpress. including The Bluebells. Hue and Cry, Heaven Sent. The Big Dish and Attila the Stockbroker. So there.
0 Hits of the 60s Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £5, £4. Since the Ready Steady Go repeats have finished. The Tremoloes, Freddie and The Dreamers, Marmalade and Love Affair have joined forces to give us some instant nostalgia.
o The John Peel Roadshow Chambers Street Student Union. Am 1 the only person left who thinks that Uncle John and Jools Holland are actually pretty amusing characters? lfso, then Peely will doubtless be upstaged by the two bands playing tonight: Deat Heights Cajun Aces. the semi-legendary cajun band from darkest Edinburgh. and Greenock‘s own Styng-Rites. see ‘Listen’ review. 0 Bluetinger Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
' The List 2332a — 6 Jan 21'