AZZ owes

FRIDAY 16 Glasgow

0 Jazz on Record (ilasgow Rhythm ('lttb. Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. (’ome and listen. inlormal talks on Ragtime. New ( )rleans. Swing. Bebop. .»\vant ( iarde.


0 Buddy de Franco with the Martin Taylor Quartet ()ueen’s l lall. (.‘lerk Street. Note Early Start 8pm. £5 (£4). Presented by Platform Jazz. See Panel.

0 Gooseberries l lentlerson‘s Wine Bar. Hanover Street. Evening. (‘abaret standards. vocalist and pianist. in the wine bar restaurant. 0 Melanie O'Reilly and Francis Cowan (’arlton Hotel. North Bridge. Evening. Mainstream dulcet vocals on guitar grottnd.

SATURDAY 17' Glasgow

0 George McGowan Orchestra Daniel Brown's. St Vincent Street. l..‘le-4.3tlpm. Swinging Big Band. 0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows. Bath Street. 332 “532. Swing music. Lunchtime and all al'ternoon. ’3ll’s and 40‘s style.

0 Cumbernauld Theatre Lunchtime. Tom Mc( irath and others. Modern jazz. Tom at the piano. others sitting

0 Bobby Wishart Quintet Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. Lunchtime. Top Bopper.

0 George Penman Jazzman The Midas. St. Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Solid. long-lived trad hand.

0 Jimmy Feighan Quintet with Shelagh Buchanan Lorne l lotel. Sauchiehall Street. Lunchtime. Leadingon sax and vibes. mainstream music from long established players.


0 Alex Shaw Trio l’latl‘orm ()ne. Rutland Street. Lunchtime. New cassette available soon. modern jazz. musicians sitting in.

0 Mike Hart's Selection Basin Street. llaymarket. Evening. Small traditional jazz band.

0 George Roy Jazz Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. Lunchtime.

0 Lazy H White Swan. Morrison Street. ill-Quin. Disco (‘lub £1.50. Jazz-Blues-Soul-Funk-R&B.

o Tam White and the Dexters Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. Evening. Tam with the nine-piece band including brass section.

NDAY 18 Glasgow

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22 The List 16— 2‘) May



Major plans to establish Glasgow as a European Jazz Centre were announced on Thursday by Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Robert Gray. He has accepted the Chairmanship ot the annual ‘Glasgow International Jazz Festival’ and preparations torthe first, in 1987 are well in hand. He commented that ‘. . . developments announcedtoday will place Glasgow in the lorelront or European Jazz providing an important extension to the already established cultural reputation ol the city.‘

Andtbat's notall. . . Platform, Scotland‘s jazz organisation and a moving lorce behind the testival, have opened a Glasgow oltice to coordinate and promote jazz in the west at Scotland and already a weekly jazz club, booking mainly Scottish musicians is organised torthe City centre. (see listings)

And there is more. . . Chestertons Commercial, the company associated

Park Terrace. Lunchtime. Dixieland band.

0 Ricki Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. Lunchtime.

0 T-Zone Nico's. Sauchiehall Street. 332 573(1. Lunchtime. Alternate weeks.

0 Rico's Tobago Street. (ireenock. 8pm. £1 . Sunday night jazz in this space age nitery has the (ireenock Big Band swinging through the dry ice and the chrome.


0 Stan Greig‘s Boogie Woogie Piano, George Penman‘s Jazzmen Learmonth Hotel. Learmonth Terrace. 1pm. 1; l . The lead-up to the McEwan's Jazz Festival. keeping the gig warm for Mike llart‘s Syncopators. 0 Capital Jazz Band (‘rest llotel. Queenslerry Road. Lunchtime. Trad jazz band. 0 Texas Funk Latin Jazz (‘lub disco bar. above Coasters. West Tollcross. ltlpm. 0 Mike Hart‘s Syncopaters Learmonth llotel. Learmonth Terrace. Lunchtime. o Tam White and the Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street.

1 Evenings. Soul/Rock band with

with the new St Enoch Centre

development, are to sponsor a series of

t concerts in the SECC in November as , ‘ChestertonsGlasgowAll-StarJazz‘. ' Humphrey Lyttetton, George Chisholm,

Chris Barber and Chris Farlowe are some ot the names and during October the Moir Hall will be the venue tor concerts that will include guitarists

; Barney Kessel and Charlie Byrd and the Queen at Jazz Singers - Betty Carter.

To return to the present and move overto Edinburgh (16 May, 8pm) Buddy

De Franco is in concert with the Marlin Taylor Quartet (see photo). Buddy is ' thejazz world’s virtuoso clarinettist,

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having performed with everybody, everywhere. His playing is technically adventurous but subtle and he has established a spectacular rapport with guitarist Martin Taylor, the album they made together in 1985 winning the critics award lor ‘Jazz Album of the Year.

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o Basin Street Stampers Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. Evening. Satchmo’s music.

0 Della Devils Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 607 0845. Evenings.

MONDAY 19 Edinburgh

0 Swing '85 Malt Shovel. ('ockburn Street. 225 6843. Evenings. Django meets (ioodman.

0 East CoastJazz Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. Evenings. Straight early tunes and arrangements.

0 Basin Street Stompers Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. Evenings. Della Devils Shore Bar. Leith. Evening. Boogie and Blues.



0 Bobby Wishart Quartet 1 lalt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening. Sax lead on electric band. Top player.

0 Batchelors at Jazz Saints and Sinners. St Vincent Street. 8.3(lpm—midnight. High quality trad. o Shelagh Buchanan Lorne l lotel.

i Sauchiehall Street. Evenings.

Mainstream singer.

" "“"""'" ”_——fl Edinburgh 0 Swing '85 Malt Shovel. (‘ockburn Street. 225 (18-13. Evenings. llot club sound. bttt clarinet and sax lead.

0 Melanie O'Reilly and Francis Cowan Shore Bar. Leith. Evenings. Mainstream singer with guitarist.

0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street. llaytnarket Terrace. Evenings. Solid trad band in Edinburgh‘s main venue for the early l‘ortn ol‘ jazz.

WEDNESDAY 21 Glasgow

0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo plus , Friends (ilasgow Society ol~ Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 ' (11128.30an


0 Take Three Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. (N U845. Evening. 0 Charlie McNair's Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Elder statesmen ol~ Edinburgh trad scene. I 0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin . Street. l laymarket 'l'errace. Evening. Dixieland music.

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0 Brian Kellock Trio Royal British llotel. Princes Street. Evening. Piano-led group with players occasionally sitting in. Modern.

0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. (167 0845. Evening. 0 Spirits oi Rhythm Basin Street. llaytnarket Terrace. Evening. Edinburgh's main trad jazz venue. (iroups every night.

0 West End Jazz Band Ailsa (‘raig llotel. Evening.

ERIDAY 23 ' Glasgow

0 Jazz on Record (ilasgow Rhythm Club. Berkeley Street. 7.45 pm. (‘ome and listen. inl'ormal talks.

0 Melanie O'Reilly and Francis Cowan ('arlton Hotel. North Bridge. (iuitar- backed lady singer. Mainstream.



0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows. Bath Street. 332 0532. Swing tnttsic. Lunchtime and all afternoons. 30s and Jtls style.

0 Cumbernauld Theatre Lunchtime Jazz in the bar. Tom Mc( irath and others.

0 George McCowan Orchestra Daniel Browns. St Vincent Street. l.3(l—4.3llpm. .lazz from the Big Band era.

0 George Penman Jazzman The Midas. St Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Traddies.

0 Bobby Wishart Quintet Society ol Musicians. Berkeley Street. Lunchtime. (ilasgow‘s. it not Scotland’s leading saxophonist.

0 Jimmy Feighan Quintet with Shelagh Buchanan Lorne llotel. Sattchiehall Street. Lunchtime.

. Edinburgh 0 Tea Dance with Swing ’86 Leith i

llalls. Ferry Road. 3pm. See Spring 1 Fling.