0 Mary Kiani Willy‘s Bar, Virginia Street. Evening. Pleasant vocalist, blues and mainstream with guitarist or keyboard accompaniment.
0 Schlitz Jazz Sounds 1986 Scottish Semi Final Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 10pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Battle ofthe Bands. See panel.
0 Spirits oi Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Upstairs venue for New Orleans and Traditional jazz.
0 Cumbernauld Theatre Lunchtime Jazz in the bar. Tom McGrath and others.
0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows. Bath Street. 332 0532. Swing music. Lunchtime and all afternoons. 30s and 40s style.
0 George McCowan Orchestra Daniel Browns. St Vincent Street. 226 4685. 1.30—4.30pm. Jazz from the Big Band era.
0 George Penman Jazzman The Midas. St Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Traddies.
0 Jimmy Feighan Ouintet with Shelagh Buchanan Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. Lunchtime.
0 Mary Kiani Baby Grand. Elmbank
Gardens. Evening. Piano bar with
0 Ronnie Rae Jr. Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Lunchtime.
o Toto’s Jazz Swing Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. Lunchtime. Middle aged music.
0 Tam White and the Dexters Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening. The hat with a voice. go early or you won‘t get a glimpse ofthe nine-piece band.
; it gets so crowded.
0 Mike Hart’s Selection Basin Street. ; Haymarket. Small traditional jazz
0 Delta Devils Boogie and Blues Band
. Gladstones. High Street. Evening.
SUNDAY 26 5
Glasgow 0 Dave Wilson And The Uptown
g Shuttlers Bonharns Wine Bar. Byres
Road. Lunchtime. Trad and Dixieland.
0 Kit Carey’s Jazz Band Duke of Touraine. Ingram Street. 552 0140. Evening. Mainstream and popular. 0 Jazz Cocktail 'I‘olbooth Bar.
Glasgow Cross. Evening. Little
corner renovated. but not
plasticised. traditional pub. with trad
0 Ricki Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar. 'I‘ron Theatre. Parnie Street. 552 4267. Lunchtime.
0 Driving Sideways Queen Victoria Bar. Duke Street. Leith. Rocky reggae funk blues.
0 Swing ‘86 Gilded Balloon. Cowgate. Evening. Djangoesque music among the ﬂagstones.
0 Mike Hart’s Society Syncopators L‘Attache. Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. Evening. (‘lassic jazz with
banjo; smooth vocals from Wendy Weatherby.
O Celsius Bannerman's Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Low key improvised music. interesting percussion.
0 Melanie O’Reilly and Francis Cowan Windsor Buffet. Elm Row. Leith Walk. Evening. Singer of mainstream. mainly standards. with guitar.
0 Tam White and the Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Soul/Rock band with brass.
o Basin Street Stompers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad revivalists.
MONDAY 27 Glasgow
0 Great Guitars— Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 8pm. £3.50.
0 Chesterton Lalonde All Star Jazz See paneL
0 Saint Stephen Street Stompers Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. Evening. New Orleans Venue with small stage like riverboat lounge.
0 Sophie Bancroit Trio Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. Evening.
0 East CoastJazz 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.
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 29 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 MoNair's Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Trad/swing band.
0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Dixieland.
0 Take 3 Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 667 0845. Evening. Trio. music as atmosphere.
THURSDAY 30 Glasgow
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 Driving Sideways Gladstones. High
0 Bobby Wishart Group Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Top musicians. Amazing music from superb saxophonist.
Street. Evening. Blues. funk and reggae.
i 0 Jazz Knights Brando‘s. Blair Street.
0 Spirits oi Rhythm Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Straight trad band.
BYRDS OF A FEATHER
Glasgow’s Chesterton Lalonde All Star Jazz has Charlie Byrd (see photo), Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis in a jazz guitar showpiece (27th). Byrd is an exponent oi the acoustic instrument on which his early background in jazz and foreground in classical music, including studies with Segovia, have equipped him with an unique, iluent iingerstyle oi guitar playing. In contrast Barney Kessel has moved from the American country and hillbilly pickin' oi his early teens through the rhythm sections of the Big Bands to his position as one oi the leading guitarists in the jazz world.
With Oscar Peterson and subsequently Ella Fitzgerald, Herb Ellis has won countless jazz polls and enjoys the smaller group iormat, working regularly as a duo with Kessel.
Edinburgh (17th) sees the return of Art Farmer, whose ilugelhorn is teamed with Brian Keddie’s trombone and quintet. A similar liaison a year or so ago produced one of the Queens Hall's best nights, Farmer obviously enjoying the music immensely.
Schlitz are sponsoring a national competition to ‘discover’ the best new jazz band ot1986, the winner being given a recording contract, media attention etc . . . Those groups having exhibited ‘a distinctive quality, exciting expression and technical excellence' are to do iriendly battle in the semi-final in Edinburgh’s Oueens Hall (24th).
FRIDAY 17 Edinburgh
0 Colbert Hamilton Hoochie Coochie Club. West 'I‘ollcross. Known as Black Elvis 2000 when he toured with Sigue Sigue Sputnik. a black R&B singer who borrows liberally from Little Richard and James Brown, and stunned audiences by appearing with a heavy metal backing band. Puts on a real good show.
i 0 Watch With Mother Napier College. ‘ Students and guests only. Popular
local band touting a sort of updated pub pop. as heard on their debut single ‘Suzanne‘.
0 Cry Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Local soft rock band.
0 The Thrash Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 The Rootsie Tootsie Band Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road.
0 Lyin’ Rampant Shadows. 9pm. Free. Would you take any band seriously that names themselves after one of their guitarists‘ sexual exploits. Iwouldn‘t.
O The Bolshoi Rooftops. 10pm. Dark and serious. Will go down well with regular goth crowd.
0 Dr Feelgood Heathery Bar. Wishaw.
O Shame Warehouse. Kirkgate. Formed from the remnants ofTV21 and Another Pretty Face. and with a well-received new single out.
SATURDAY 18 Edinburgh
0 Joan Armatrading Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £8.50. £7.50. £6.50. Back again. the immensely popular and talented First Lady ofsoft rock. Her records can be patchy affairs. but she‘s amassed an impressive enough back catalogue to make this a worthwhile date.
0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley. West Port. 3pm. Free. New name for the AM Band, playing 60s R&B. country-rock.
0 Watch With Mother Edinburgh University Students Union. Chambers Street. Students and guests only. See Friday 17.
0 Billy Jones Burke and Hare, West Port. Free. Pop/folk.
0 Back Beat Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free. Covers from yesteryear.
0 Shop Assistants/Peter Case QM U. 9pm. £3. Now a major label band. Find out if the Shop Assistants have become even more boring than they were before. I would stay at home
and listen to ‘Somewhere in China‘.
0 The Damned/Blue In Heaven Barrowlands. 7.30pm. Ten years on e and The Damned have successfully
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