Edinburgh—based mainstream ensemble. See panel.


0 Saint Stephen Street Stampers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. New Orleans Venue with small stage like riverboat lounge.

0 Sophie Bancrott Trio Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. Evening.

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

0 Delta Devils Shore Bar. Leith. Evening. Piano boogie. guitar and vocals.

0 Royal Mile Jazz Quartet The Garrick. Spittal Street. Evening.

TUESDAY 14 Glasgow

0 Bobby Wishart Group Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Top musicians. Amazing music from superb saxophonist.

0 Kit Carey Jazz Band Esquire House. Great Western Road. 334 9491. Evening. New Orleans Trad Jazz.


0 Swing '86 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Hot club sound. Four-man line-up. Strings and reeds.

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

0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel. Mayfield Gardens. 667 2828. Evening.

0 Brian Lock Trio L‘Attache. Rutland Street. Evening.

WEDNESDAY 15 Edinburgh

0 Bob Busby’s New Orleans Band Ca Va Bar. High Street. Evening.

0 John Burgess Ouintet Gladstones. Royal Mile. 8pm. Be-Bop and Modern.

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.

I Take 3 Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 667 0845. Evening. Good Modern Jazz.

THURSDAY 16 Glasgow

0 Art Farmer/Brian Keddie Quintet Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. 8pm. £5 (£4). Superb trumpet with top flight quintet. See panel.

0 Rootsy Tootsy Blues Band Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening.

0 Burton, Clark, Coutts La Taverna. Woodlands Road. Post be-bop. dynamic modern jazz.


0 Delta Devils Blues and Boogie Gladstones. High Street. Evening. Electric guitars. fiddle. country blues songs.

0 Jazz Knights Brando‘s. Blair Street. Evening.

0 Spirits 01 Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Straight trad band.


RIDAY 3 Edinburgh

0 Everything But The Girl Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £5, £4. Unfairly dubbed Sade‘s poor relations, having emerged in the jazz boom of a few years ago. set to break out ofstudent bedsitland with their new, lusth orchestrated album. See Feature.

a The Mighty Lemon Drops Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. A couple of pretty respectable singles behind them, and an album which will probably top the indie charts for a number ofweeks. Saddled with the ‘new psychedelia’ tag, but worth a listen. See review.

0 Leaps and Bounds Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Radio Max Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 The Feel Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.

o The Styng-thes Art College. Freshers and guests only. Less the psychobillies they’ve been painted, more an energy-packed 605-influenced band.

0 The Big Dish Mandela Centre, Potter Row Union.

0 Blistering Soles Lord Darnley, West Port. 9.30pm. Free. Appropriately-named Cornwall group who are doing a charity walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End, playing 33 gigs on the way!


0 The Shamen Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street. 9.30pm—2.30am. £2. They follow up their Happy Days EP with a new single, ‘Young Till Yesterday’ in November. Both are recommended. and they have developed considerably as a live act.

0 Strangers and Brothers Rooftops, Sauchiehall Street. 10pm. Another excellent live act, promoting their second single on Magnet Records ‘Candi-train’.

0 Blues ’n’ Trouble/Deal Heights Caiur Aces/ Close Lobsters/We Free Kings Glasgow College of Technology.



Chesterton Lalonde All Star Jan brings quality jazz to Glasgow over the next month, as hors d’oeuvres to next year's Glasgow Jazz Festival. October’s concerts are held in the Moir Hall, Mitchell Theatre and commence with the sensational and wacky Loose Tubes, Glasgow 2 Oct, Edinburgh 3 Oct.

Jim Mullen returns home to Glasgow (9 Oct) and Edinburgh (10 Oct) with his new band oi vocals, keyboard, bass, drums and Tim Whitebread’s tenor sax. One oi Britain’s best guitarists, he is moving away lrom the Latin ian/tunk oi Morlssey/Mullen and admits to a more contemporary approach.

Fourteen Karat Soul (photo), Glasgow 13 Oct. are live amazing voices trom New Jersey who lay on

Gospel, Rhythm and Blues, Rock and 000 Wop and all a cappetla. Dublin and Edinburgh’s Melanie O'Rellly, with the Francis Cowan Oulntet, will supply a vocal contrast in an evening devoted to jazz singing. Art Farmer (photo) appears with the Brian Keddle Oulntet, Glasgow 16 Oct, Edinburgh 17 Oct. He is one oi the world’s greatest trumpet players and a virtuoso oi the tlugelhorn. His early sixties ‘Jazztet’ was one oi the moving iorces oi the period and some of the numbers irom those days will be on the agenda whe Art happily meets up again with trombonist Keddle and the top class band oi Gordon Cruikshank on tenor sax, Dave Newton on piano, Kenny Ellis on bass and Mike Travis on drums. (Norman Chalmers).

Four bands, all of them constituting a good excuse for heavy drinking among students and friends.

0 Ransom Shadows, Bath Street. 9pm. Free.


0 Heart Industry Warehouse. Kirkgate. Professional-sounding, enthusiastic band whose sound owes

more than a little to Simple Minds and Tears for Fears.

SATURDAY 4 Edinburgh 2

0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley, West Port. 3pm. Free. New name for the AM Band. playing 60s R&B, country-rock.

0 Back Beat Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free. Covers from yesteryear. 0 Heart Industry, Watch With Mother, Eden and 0.0. DeSouza Jailhouse, Calton Road. 8.30pm. Free. For gen on Heart Industry see Fri 3, Watch ' With Mother have a growing following and have just released their first single, the unremarkable ‘Suzanne‘. and enquiries on the remaining two bands are going on on ' your behalf this very minute.

0 Blue Finger Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 Terry and Gerry Chambers Street Union, Freshers and guests only. 19805 skiffle from high-selling indie band.

0 Kitsch and the Night Set Chambers Street Union. Students and guests only.


0 Magnum Barrowland. 7.30pm. Magnum are not really a heavy metal band. But, they are not really a progressive band or an A.O.R. band either. Come to think ofit, they are not really anything.

0 Sandie Shaw/The Big Dish/Deacon Blue Queen Margaret Union. 8pm. Potentially the gig ofthe year. Presented in association with The List. So, be there just to check ifit is. The bad news (inevitably), students and friends only.

SUNDAY 5 Edinburgh

0 Magnum and FM Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £5, £4.50. Heavy Metal. . .well. what more can you say?

0 Billy Jones Lord Damley. West Port. 9.30pm. Free. Pop/Folk.


0 Strangers and Brothers/Deal Heights Caiun Aces/Styng Rites Cumbernauld Theatre. 7.30pm. A CND Benefit ' gig. Worthy bands for a worthy


0 Scheme Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10pm.

MONDAY 6 ~ Edinburgh

0 London Wainwright Ill Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street. Folky. but of general interest. A loveable eccentric, by turns amusing. thought-provoking. even chilling. See Guestlist.

0 Goodbye Mr MacKenzie High Dive I Club, Buster Brown‘s, Market

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