IZarlton Hotel, North Bridge. Guitar- backed lady singer. Mainstream.

? SATURDAY? Glasgow

0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows, Bath Street. 332 0532. Swing music. Lunchtime and all afternoons. 305 and 40s style. '

o Cumbernauld Theatre Lunchtime Jazz in the bar. Tom McGrath and others.

0 George McCowan Orchestra Daniel Browns. St Vincent Street. 1.30—4.30pm. Jazz from the Big Band era.

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

0 Bobby Wishart Quintet Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. Lunchtime. Glasgow‘s. if not Scotland‘s leading saxophonist.

0 Jimmy Felghan Quintet with Shelagh Buchanan Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Lunchtime.


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

0 Take Three Carlton Hotel. North Bridge. Evening.

0 Tarn White and The Dexters Platform One. Rutland Street. Tam with the nine-piece band including brass section.

0 Alex Shaw Trio Platform One. Rutland Street. Lunchtime. Modern piano-based group.

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

0 Festival City Jazz Band Old Waverley Hotel. Princes Street. Evenings.



0 29th Street Saxophone Quartet Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. 8pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Astonishing Foursome. Presented by Platform Jazz. See paneL

0 Black Bull Jazz Club Black Bull Hotel. Milngavie. 8pm. Every two weeks.with guests.

0 Bourbon Jazz Band Beacon Hotel. Park Terrace. Dixieland Band. Lunchtime.

o Ricki Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. Lunchtime. Good crowd.

O T-Zone Nico's Sauchiehall Street. 332 5736. Alternate weeks. Lunchtime.


0 Jimmy Deuchar Quartet and The Jook StreetJug Band Learmonth Hotel. Learmonth Terrace. 1pm. £1. Ace trumpeter brings his foursome. look Street belt out the vocal hits of the Thirties.

0 Melanie Q‘Reilly and Francis Cowan Windsor Buffet. Elm Row. Leith


Walk. Evening. Soft toned lady singer and attendant guitarist.

o Tam White and The Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. Evening.

0 Capital Jazz Band (‘rest Hotel.


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Queensferry Road. Lunchtime.

o Basln Street Stompers Basin Street. HaymarketTerrace. Evening. Satchmo‘s music.

0 Alex Shaw Trio Platform One. Rutland Street. Lunchtime.

0 Delta Devils Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 667 0845. Evening.



0 Iain McHaffie Trio Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. 334 4891. 8pm. Guitarjazz.


0 Swing '86 Malt Shovel. C‘ockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Hot club guitars with clarinet.

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

0 Basin Street Stampers Basin Stre Bar. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. 0 Delta Devils. Shore Bar. Leith. Evening. Piano boogie. guitar and vocals.



0 Batchelors of Jazz Saints and Sinners. St Vincent Street. Evening. Trad. Busy.

0 Bobby Wishart Group Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening. Classy sax playing.


0 Swing '85 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Hot club sound.

0 Melanie D’Reilly and Francis Cowan Shore Bar. Leith. Evening. Mainstream singer with guitarist.

0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening. Solid trad.



0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Plus Friends Glasgow Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 8.30pm.


0 Swing ‘86 Big Band Ross Bandstand. Princes Street Gardens. 6pm. Free. Fifteen piece. original. modern and European rather than American influences with reconstructions ofclassic Django.

0 Take Three Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street. Evening. Mixture of modern jazz. shifting line up.

0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Trad swing band.

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Dixieland.

0 Delta Devils (iladstones. High Street. Evening. Boogie and blues.


0 Platform Jazz Club Sloan‘s Bar. Argyle Place. Argyle Street. 8pm.

£ 1 .50 (£1 ). Fiona Duncan‘s l lot Five and the Ron Findlay Trio. ()ne ofthe country‘s top vocalists. See panel.


0 Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Straight trad band. F

0 West End Jazz Band Ailsa ('raig Hotel. Evening. l 0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. Evening. (‘lassic songs with guitarist.

0 Delta Devils The Partridge. West Nicolson Street. Evening.

Blues Swing. \


Although attendance at jazz concerts continues to rise, Platform Edinburgh is having problems. There is always a need for money, and a Jazz Jamboree is to be held as a fund raiser in the

Queens Hall on the 14th. ltwill run from

lunchtime deep into the night. There will be continuous live music from a wealth of talent, competitions including a jazz quiz, food and fun. Details from Platform 226 4179. Platform Glasgow‘s successful weekly jazz club has the spectacular

guitar style of Anton Kirkpatrick with

his recording partners ‘Nuages’ on the

5th, and Fiona Duncan's famed vocal licks on the 12th. Topping the week will ' be the appearance of the 29th Street Saxaphone Quartet (photo). The Moir Hall audience onthe 8th, will be stunned by their vigorous declamation of American Jazz. With their commitment, passion and superb technique they have been one of the major successes of recent years.(Norman Chalmers)

; from the massively-hyped label of

f Edinburgh



o The Bodines and The Weather Prophets l loocbie (‘oochie (‘lub. West Tollcross. 10.30pm. Two bands

'85. (‘reation Records. Firmly

rooted in the rock tradition (whatever that is) with a great janeg edge to them. The Weather Prophet‘s Pete Astor used to be in

the almost-made-it Loft. and'l'he

Bodines last single ‘Therese' sent discerning reviewers well apeshit.

0 That Petrol Emotion Mandela ' Centre. Potter Row. 8pm. £2 in . advance. £2.5(lon door. A difficult

decision tonight. but I would pick

this one. The O‘Neil brothers

i (ex-Undertones) pluspals whip up a


brilliant and frenzied storm of guitars and mesme rising vocals. See

panel. Students and guests only.


o The McKenzies and Role Kapelle

Moray l louse l'nion. llolyrood Road. 8pm. Students and guests only. l-‘rantic Beetheartian rhythms with a spike ()lTilC l’ire Engines from the McKenzies. and Rote Kapelle gleefully expose a streak of nastiness a mile wide. in a post-.'\poca|yptic strain of mutant psychedelia.

0 Cleen ('lowns. High Street. 0pm. Free. On demo they slip very easily into the middle ground between

.losef K and early ()rangeJuice.

which must mean that Malcolm Ross‘s brother is still playing with them. (live them a try if no one else tonight tempts you.

0 Heart Industrylailhouse. ('alton

2 Road. 9.30pm. Free. lixpect to see

this lot in the charts sometime. but they'll have to get rid of their Simple

Mindsinfatuation first. 0 Zero Zero Preservation l lall.

Victoria Street. 0pm. Free. Slick.

- professional heavy metal band. Quite good really.


0 Lowlife supported by Blood Uncles

Rooftops. Lowlife are people from a

band called Dead Neighbours with one ex-(‘octeau Twin.

SATURDAY 31 Edinburgh

0 Rock and Rap at the Ross Ross ()pen . Air Theatre. Princes Street

(iardens. lpm. Free. a mind-boggling decision. two free open-air shows in one day. but I think this one's got a slight edge. lndie chart-toppers The Shop Assistants continue to spread the

(iospel According to The Ramones. and headlinethe event.a|so 2

featuring Pop Wallpaperexplorers of

: unfamiliarpopterritoryasheardin j

their new single Nothing ( ‘an ('all

Me Back‘m white reggae band Red. weird and wonderful funksters The l

New York Pigtunkers and also funkng I