Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Superb sax and flute.


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

o Darktown Jazz Band Struan Hotel. Corstorphine Road. Evening. Trad jazz.

0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro. West Nicholson Street. Evening. Bluesy’mainstream singer. with guitarist.

0 Liz McEwan and the Brian Kellock Trio L'Attache. Shandwick Place. Evening.

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

0 Swing ’87 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Hot club with reeds.

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

0 Delta Devils Shore Bar. Shore. Leith. Evening. Boogie and blues piano guitar.


0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Duke of '1‘ourainne.1ngram Street. Evening. Fine popular jazz singer. pianist.

0 Sandy Taylor/Alec Moore Society of

Musicians. Berkeley Street. Evening.


0 Charlie McNair's Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Long residency for one of the original Edinburgh Trad Bands. 0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad and New Orleans.

0 Take Three Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 667 (1845. Evening. Good modern jazz trio. somewhat ignored by the noisy patrons.

0 Martin Ley’s Quartet with John Burgess Royal Hotel. Roslin. Evening. Out in the country with young exponents ofswing and later styles.



0 Jazz Night Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening. Piano trio.

0 Burton, Clark, Coutts La Taverna. Woodlands Road. Evening.


0 Templehall Stompers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. Evening. Trad.

0 Driving Sideways 'I‘op o‘ the Walk. St James Centre. ()pm—midnight. Bluesy. guitar based and eclectic.

0 Spirits 0t Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Upstairs in riverboat bar. the trad

JilZZ venue.

FRIDAY 27 ' Glasgow 0 Late Jazz Riverside Club. Fox Street (off Clyde Street). l().3()pm—2am. Late bar. £2. Details: 248 3144. Top groups in great venue. check for details nearer the night.


0 Carol Kidd meets the Brass Section

Over two successive weeks you have the chance to compare two superb jazz singers, one from the Big Apple and one home grown. Carol Kidds music (Glasgow 20 Mar, Edinburgh 27 Mar) grew out of the trad revival in Scotland and has now soared way beyond it.


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Sheila Jordan's was ignited hearing Charlie Parker from a small town drugstore juke box. Both have been careful not to slip into the life of full time pro music. But it is getting harder. Both are winning a bigger audience and critical acclaim. Carol Kidd's new

album is released to coincide with the Edinburgh concert, and as in the concert, features commissioned brass arrangements by Adrian Drover performed by a selection of Scotland's top players. She loves these musical excursions from the mainstream the concerts she gave last year with a string quartet produced some gorgeous results.

Jordan’s favourite accompaniment has for some time been Harvie Swartz’ bass. A most unusual amalgam, brought vividly to life by the uncanny degree of empathy between them and not in the least two-dimensional. Their music is witty, lull of feeling and surprisingly improvised. Sharing the same bill with this queen of singers (Edinburgh 20 Mar) is Mesqualero— in a previous incarnation the Arild Andersen Quintet. their name is taken from an old Wayne Shorter track, a reminder that it would be sensible to purchase tickets in advance for Shorter's Edinburgh concert (10 Apr) in advance as it will undoubtedly sell out.

The five young Norwegians in Mesqualero create one of the most dynamic sounds in what's become known as the European stream of jazz. Bassist Andersen and drummerJon Christensen are the rhythmic engine , fuelling the soloists, in particular Nils Petter Molvaer, a splendidly controled yet imaginatively uninhibited trumpet player. Certain to be one of the best concerts of the year. (Norman Chalmers)

Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 9.30pm. £3.50. Bar/Food. Presented by Platform Jazz. Carol‘s new album to be released at this concert. See paneL

0 Melanie D’Reilly and Francis Cowan Gloucester Hotel. Gloucester Place. Evening. Fine vocalist. guitar accompaniment.

O Spirits of Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad. 0 Ronnie Rae Trio and Fiona Duncan L‘Attache. Rutland Street. Evening. Mainstream songs.



0 Nighshift'l‘hird Eye Centre Cafe.’Bar. 9.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). All-women band. Jazz/funk/soul with sax. bass. drums. keyboards. percussion.

0 George McGowan Orchestra Daniel Brown‘s. St Vincent Street. 1.30—4.3(lpm. Brassy and loud.

0 Star Big Band Star Club. Calton Place. 2—5pm. Free. Music from «ills and 50s.

0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows. Bath Street. 332 (1352. Lunchtime. 0 George Penman Jazzmen The Midas. St. Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Trad Band.

0 Mary Kiani Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. Evening. Piano bar.

0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Glasgow Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 3—5.3(lpm.


0 Toto’s Jazz Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2-4pm. Trad and swing.

O Basin Street Haymarket. Evening. Trad. Dixieland and New Orleans. Usually Mike Hart‘s Jazz Band.

0 Festival City Jazz Band Clarendon Hotel. Grosvenor Street. Evening. 0 Fiona Duncan L'Attaehe. Shandwick Place. Evening. ()ld jazz standards. with trio.

0 Tam White and The Dexters Platform 1. Rutland Street. Evening. Brassy soul band and vocalist.



0 Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shufflers Bonhams Wine Bar. Byres Road. Lunchtime. Trad and Dixieland in the West End.

0 Jazz Cocktail Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening.

0 Kit Carey’s Jazz Band Duke of Tourainne. Ingram Street. 552 (1140. Evening.

0 Ricki Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. 552 4267. Lunchtime.


0 The Jazz Co The Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening.

0 Mike Hart's Society Syncopators. Learmonth Hotel. Learmonth Terrace. 12.30—3pm. Legends in their own lunchtime.

O Celsius Bannerman's Bar. Cowgate. Evening. Improvising with clarinet. guitar and bass.

0 Tam White and the Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Brass and rock/soul band.

0 Basin Street Stompers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad. 0 Ronnie Rae Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Lunchtime.

o Alexander's Big Band Grosvenor Hotel. Evening. £2. Music todance to.

0 Capital City Jazz Band Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. Lunchtime. Trad. 0 Driving Sideways Traverse Bar. Glassmarket. 11pm—l .3ilam.

MONDAY 30 Glasgow

0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Duke of Tourraine. Ingram Street. ()ne of Glasgow‘s great vocalists. Evening.


0 Jim Petrie Jazz Band Starbank lnn, Newhaven. Evening. Old-fashioned jazz in appealing little seaside pub. 0 Sophie Bancroft Trio Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. Evening. Mainstream singer.

0 East CoastJazz Band Blue Lagoon, Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. Stompers.

0 St Stephen Street Stampers Basin Street. 1 laymarket Terrace. Evening. Riverboat. New Orleans.

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