Scottish songs and tunes.

0 Haiian Victoria Bar. Stockwell Street. Evening. Glasgow‘s folk bar has fiddle and accordion duo with friends.


0 Bannermans Bar Cowgate. Evening. Session in the back room. mostly Irish music. Busy.

0 Kenny Grier Royal Oak. Infirmary Street. 557 2976. Evening. Songs with guitar.



0 Hailan Halt Bar. Woodlands Road Evening. Big session with fiddle and accordion.

0 Limited Edition Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 552 4149. Evening. Country blues sound.


0 Bob Hownslow and Friends Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening. Singer/guitarist.

THURSDAY 16 Glasgow

0 Patti D’Doors Star Folk Club. Calton Place. 8pm. £1. Ex Laggan. Tony up from England with Irish based band.

0 Red Neck Mothers Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. 552 4179. Evening. Country blues.

0 Bopcats Wintersgills. Great Western Road. Evening. Indoor buskers.


0 Shetland Fiddlers West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. Evening. Regular fiddle-in.

0 Royal Oak Infirmary Street, 557 2976. Evening. Late night folk sessions. Bar till at least 1.30am.

0 Session Green Tree. Cowgate. Evening.

Please note that evening sessions begin at approx 8.30pm unless otherwise stated.

lFRIDAY 3 Glasgow

0 Late Jazz Riverside Club. Fox Street (off Clyde Street). 10.3(lpm—2am. Late bar. £2. Details: 248 3144. Top groups in great venue. check for details nearer the night.

0 Jeanette Burns and Andy Alston Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 552 6027. Evening. Piano bar.


0 The Wire’s Choice Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 9.30pm. Three groups. two from Glasgow. one from Edinburgh. showcasing some of the emergent individual talents in Scottish jazz. Chick Lyall.


With over sixty major albums behind him recorded with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Miles Davies, Herbie Hancock, Weather Report or as group leader—Wayne Shorter, saxophonist and composer, keeps his eyes and ears directed ahead. The modest demeanour sits easily on, in jazz terms, a well-balanced, intensely creative personality. Freed irom the dinosaur that Weather Report became, Shorter has put together a band in which he is very happy. A group, he ieels, with amazing ability and potential.

On tour with the very latest in computer-based keyboard synthesizers, handled by Jim Baird, and with two women musicians, the band play Edinburgh on 10 April. Marilyn Masur is a stunning Danish percussionist, schooled in the Danish Radio Big Band, and Terrilyne Carrington is a twenty-one year-old prodigious talent on the drums. In some ways she is being schooled, taken to the world, as was Wayne Shorter all those years ago in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Ex-Stevie Winwood bassist Carl James rounds out the line-up.

Shorter's compositions are among the most widely played and recorded in

contemporary jazz. His own beautitul

playing style has been reiined overthe years. He still goes straight ahead bop when it suits, but has evolved a distinctive, spare, questioning tone, reducing the components in a piece and letting the light in. An art student loryears, he uses the sax like Matisse’s brush, sketching strong lines, space and colour. His vision at jazz is at a music beyond category, something new and eternally renewed. The Courtney Pine group appear in Edinburgh on 6 April (See Feature). Young, brilliantly gifted, British and

black, Pine has become a symbol at the new wave jazz musicians in London, whose musical appetite and lastidiousness with clothes harks back to the bop period. Whetheror not a distinctive musical direction will emerge is a matter oi time, but certainly the technique and vitality are in ample supply.

0n 3 April Edinburgh sees a concert oi three choice Scottish talents, preiaced by a talk irom the editor at ‘The Wire’, the national jazz magazine. Jeri Freedner can more usually be heard soloing out at the Dexters’ brass section. An American, and over here, he rested his alto during some years spent at art school, but is proving an increasingly vigorous and thoughtiul group leader. Glasgow's Chick Lyall on keyboards has an imaginative ranging style that has yet to find its periect group setting. Sandro Ciancio is a drummer irom Hamilton, who will propel the huge sax talent ol Bobby Wishart.

Which brings me back to Glasgow's hot barthe other day. Bobby was speaking through the applause “The next number will be a Wayne Shorter piece entitled . . . ' What a week tor saxophones! (Norman Chalmers).

keyboards; Jeff Freedner. alto; Sandro Ciancio. drums. Sponsored by The Wire. the national jazz magazine and Platform. There will be a talk beforehand by the The Times and Wire critic and editor Richard Cook. See panel.

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

o Spirits oi Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad. 0 Ronnie Rae Trio and Fiona Duncan L‘Attaehe. Rutland Street. Evening. Mainstream songs.

SATURDAY 4 Glasgow

0 George McGowan Orchestra Daniel Brown‘s. St Vincent Street. 1.30—4.30pm. Brassy and loud.

0 Star Big Band Star Club, Calton Place. 2—5pm. Free. Music from 405 and 50s.

0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows, Bath Street, 3320352. 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()pm.


0 Alec Shaw Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Lunchtime.

O 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'Attache. Shandwick Place. Evening. Classic songs from the jazz revival.

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


0 Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shuttlers 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. 5520140 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. Lcarmonth Terrace. 12.30—3pm. Legends in their own lunchtime.

O Celsius Bannerman‘s Bar, Cowgate. Evening. Improvising witl 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 Stampers 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 to dance to

0 Capital City Jazz Band Crest Hotel. Oueensferry Road. 24.45pm. Trad

MONDAY 6 Glasgow

0 Shelagh Buchanan Duo Duke of Tourraine. Ingram Street. One of Glasgow's great vocalists. Evening.


0 Courtney Pine Group Queen‘s Hall. (‘lerk Street. 8pm. £5. The sax is becoming fashionable again and Courtney is its hero. No hype about the music though. A thorough grounding in jazz forms is allied to a mature tone and technique. Concert promoted by Regular Music. Scotland‘s rock agency. Watch out for some impromptu jazz dancing. See Feature.

0 Jim Petrie Jazz Band Starbank inn. Newhaven. Evening. Old-fashioned jazz in appealing little seaside pub. 0 Sophie Bancroit 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. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Riverboat. New Orleans.

TUESDAY 7 Glasgow

0 Avon Jazz Quartet Kings Park Hotel. Rutherglen. Evening. Mainstream band. Musicians sit in second half.

0 Ron Finlay Trio Partick Tavern. Dumbarton Road. Evening.

0 Bobby Wishart Duartet Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Superb sax and flute.


0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street.

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