The last two days of the McEwan‘s International Jazz Festival have twelve concerts as well as the usual

- free pub gigs. Friday 22 Aug.

12.30pm. Beck‘s Spiegeltent Harry (Sweets) Edison's All Stars with Buddy Tate and Al Gray and a separate event at the same time has the Jim Galloway All Stars with Humphrey Lyttelton. 12.30pm Riverside Suite.

The Warsaw Old Timers wave bye-bye at Platform One. departing at the same time, Fri 22. 12.30pm. Later in the afternoon the Roy Williams All Stars, 3pm Festival

Club, show offtheir collective muscle while the ivories are being pounded down at the Riverside in a concert devoted entirely to jazz piano (5.15pm). Early evening sees The Hot Antic Jazz Band. 7.30pm Cotton Club, from France with their unstuffy approach to trad. They will be piling into a deux chevaux for a quick spin down to Meadowbank Stadium for the Gala Farewell Ball from 9pm till 4am. The list of performers is as long as your arm and includes everyone at the Festival. There are free lunchtime jazz , concerts in the following bars: Basin Street. Haymarket; DooCot Roadhouse, Pilton; Drones. Grassmarket; Fairmile Inn. Fairmilehead; Granary Bar, Belford Road; Navaar House Hotel. Mayfield Gardens; Peartree House, West Nicolson Street; Preservation 5 Hall. Victoria Street; Rutland Hotel. Shandwick Place; Sighthill Hotel, Sighthill; The Merlin, Morningside Road; Waterloo Bar, East End Princes Street; and Ye Olde Highwayman, in St Andrew Square Bus Station. Gala Farewell Ball, The Jazz

26 The List-2—2 Sept

Pavilion. Meadowbank Stadium, 22

Aug, 9pm—4am. £10. Tickets and Information from Jazz Festival Office. 116 Canongate; Jazz Festival H Q, Royal Overseas League, Princes Street.


New York Jazz is the name and the music played by a quintet of invigorating improvisors from the city that never sleeps. Bill Kyle. late ofthe locally visible Kyle/Keddie Sextet. is leading them back here for the fourth year. Todd Anderson has a Latin tang to his saz. Tim Ouimette slips easily between styles; a time with Gerry Mulligan. a spell with Blood. Sweat and Tears. Mitch Stein on guitar and Charlie Kniceley on bass join Kyle on drums to attack the music. Buster Browns. Market

l Street is the venue. Mon 25—28 Aug. } llpm—3am. Late bar. £3 (£2.50

l Platform Members).


i Apart from the two main events.

there is a sprinkling of fringe jazz to

E look out for. The Alex Shaw Trio play

late night at Platform One during the

Jazz Festival and also do some free

lunchtime gigs there during the

Fringe. Platform One is also the

venue for the big line-up ofTam

5 White and The Dexters with their

f irresistible soul/rock/jazz and for

I Rent Party. the all-moving. swinging jump-jivers.

I Hummingbird at Wilkie House have

9 Jazz After Hours at midnight. At the

Elephant Tent the antidote Hair of the

Dog commences at noon. The Wigan

Youth Jan Orchestra perform a Jazz

Drama and you can eat jazz. with

lunch included at the ticket price at

_ Marco’s Leisure Centre. The aid to

l digestion is supplied by the Really

j Rather Good Jazz Band.

3 Tam White and The Dexters,

._ Platform One, Caledonian Hotel, Lothian Road (venue 96) Tickets:

2252433. 25—30Aug, 8.30pm. £2;

Jazz After Hours, Platfomz ()ne, Caledonian Hotel, Lot/tian Road (venue 96) Tickets: 2252433. 16—23

Aug, 1am. £3; Hair ofthe Dog, Elephant Tent, Castle Terrace (venue

16) Tickets: 226 6746. 1 7—23 Aug.

midday. [2.50; Really Rather Good Jazz Band, Marco 's Leisure Centre.

Dewey Redman

Grove Street (venue 98) Tickets: 228 214/. ll—23Aug (notSun), [2.30pm. £2.75.


Mike Hart has pulled the Festival proper and the McEwan‘s Event together in the Usher Hall. The concert is entitled The Golden Age of Jazz and is a celebration ofNew Orleans. Dixie. Trad and Mainstream Jazz, invoking Ellington. Basie. Joplin etc. performed by Harry ‘Sweets' Edison, Buddy Tate, Milt Hilton, Al Grey, Dick Hyman, Gus Johnson, Jim Galloway, Jaclt Parnell, Ray Bryant, Kustbandet of Sweden, The Old Timers of Warsaw plus many more. McE wan 's Jazz Festival All-Stars. Sat 23 , 8pm, Usher Hall. £3.50—[ll . Tickets: 225 5 756 and228 1155.


Platform Music Societies, Scotland’s organisation to promote modern jazz. are holding their annual Round Midnight season 10-29 Aug. The Dewey Redman Quartet will be appearing for two nights. With Rod Williams. piano; Fred Hopkins, bass; and Eddie Moore, drums, they are one of the world‘s top groups of the moment and quality is guaranteed. His previous Edinburgh appearance was a sensational eye opener.

Two concerts are in complete contrast. Trio Con Tromba are a Scandinavian ‘chamber jazz‘ group. No drums and the accent on arranged parts, although with scope for improvisation, it gives a cool intellectual feel to what is most definitely jazz. Contos Salsa Band are nothing if not rhythmic, with three

percussionists combined with two

vocalists. a three man brass section and piano bass and drums. Latin jazz for the feet.

Round Midnight, all at Queen '3 Hall, South Clerk Street (venue 72)

Tickets; 668 2019. The Dewey Redman Quartet. 22—23 A ug. 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50); Trio Con Tromba, 29 Aug, 7pm. £3.50 (£2.50); Cantos Salsa Big Band, 29Aug, 10.30pm. £3 (£2).



In this, the latter halfofthe Festival, the strain of sustaining a diverse programme. with the most widewanging appeal. is showing in the rock department, ifnot elsewhere. The nature of the Fringe being what it is, this is accidental rather than by design, but it is a bit of a shame that. with the conclusion of the New Music in Edinburgh programme, there is little catering