Bath Street. 332 0352. Lunchtime. 0 George Penman Jazzmen The Midas. St. Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Famous trad band.
0 George McGowan Orchestra Black Jacks. Hope Street. 2-5pm.
0 Two and Two Make Sax Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Non sexist saxophone quartet.
0 Toto’s Jazz Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2-4pm. Trad and swing.
O Basin Street Haymarket. Evening. Bar with regular Trad jazz. usually Mike Hart's Selection.
0 Festival City Jazz Band Clarendon Hotel. Grosvenor Street. Evening. 0 Tam White and The Dexters Platform 1.Rut|and Street. Evening. R&B and a brass section.
1 DAY 17 Glasgow
0 Jacques Loussier's Play Bach Trio Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 8pm. £6. £5. £4. New Grouping. See panel
0 Austin Cambridge and the Bluebirds Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 2pm. Songs at the piano. two chanteuses. Hoagy Carmichael to Randy Newman.
0 Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shuttlers Bonhams Wine Bar. Byres Road. Lunchtime. With Tommy Hulcup and the guitar ofTed Bossaly. Mainstreamish.
0 Jazz Cocktail Tolbooth Bar. Glasgow Cross. Evening.
0 Ricki Fernandez and Friends The Tron Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. 552 4267. Lunchtime.
0 Andy and Jeannette Blue Note. Briggait Centre. Bar till 2am. Piano‘vocals. Afternoon and evening.
0 John Harle’s Berliner Band Mitchell Theatre. 8pm. £4.50 and £1.50. Group ofeight musicians led by virtuoso saxophonist. playing music of the 20th century and incorporating jazz. Quality and imagination.
0 That Swing Thang Youngs Hotel. Leamington Terrace. Evening. Vocal swing trio.
0 Mike Hart’s Society Syncopators. Learmonth Hotel. Learmonth Terrace. 12.30—3pm. Classic trad band.
0 Tarn White and the Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. Evening. Rock/Soul band with brass. £1.
0 Basin Street Stompers Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. The Tradvenue.
0 Capital City Jazz Band Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 2—4.45pm. Trad. 0 Driving Sideways Traverse Theatre Bar. Grassmarket. l 1pm—1.30am. Blucsy.
MONDAY 18 Glasgow
0 Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh Blue Note. Briggait Centre. Clyde Street. Easy atmosphere. piano and vocals. Bar till 2am.
0 Sophie Bancroit Trio Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. Evening. Youngish group. mainly song standards.
0 East CoastJazz Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening.
0 St Stephen Street Stompers Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening. Trad.
0 Avon Jazz Quartet Kings Park Hotel. Rutherglen. Evening. Mainstream and modern. Players join in during second half.
0 Bobby Wishart Quartet Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Great saxophonist and band.
0 Danny Thomson Blue Note. Briggait Centre. Clyde Street. Evening. Bartill 2am. Pianist and singer. Play it again Dan.
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 Chick Lyle Blue Note. Briggait. Clyde Street. Bar till 2am. Super modern pianist. Improvisations.
0 Sandy Taylor/Alec Moore Society of Musicians. Berkeley Street. E\'Clling-
0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. Edinburgh's original jazz band.
0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. New Orleans.
0 Take Three Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 667 0845. Evening. Modern jazz in bar, restaurant.
THURSDAY 21 Glasgow
0 Reverend Doc and the Rhythm Aces Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening.
0 Dave Wilson and the Uptown Shuttlers Pitz Recreation Centre. Blackhall Road. Paisley. 8.30—11.30pm. Free. Good mainstream music.
0 George McGowan Quartet Berlin. Queen Street Station. Evening. With Bruce Adams. trumpet and Linda Fletcher. vocals.
0 Templehall Stompers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. Evening. Trad band.
0 Spirits 01 Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Dixieland.
Two Glasgow concerts collide on 17 May, but a choice should prove painless. PianistJacgues Loussier’s treatment oi Bach seems, like the Swingles Singers, a hangover from the innocent early Sixties, but has won him huge album sales overthe years, albeit with Johann Debastlan’s input somewhat more absorbing than Jacques' improvisations. Bach on the road in a new trio, with Andre Arplno (drums) and Vincent Charbonnier (bass), the old lormula is again delighting audiences. John Harle's Berliner Band (17 May), is a bold bending oi the rules, and lesbians a distinctively modern music, borrowing lrom most 01 this century's serious and popular idioms, including jazz. A superb classical wind player, John Harle leads on saxophone.
American band leader, pianist and composer, Gil Evans is the greatest living jazz arranger, responsible lor three decades at quality recordings including some tremendously innovative albums lrom Fillies Miles Davis, Boplicitythrough to Sketches of Spain. Always awake to contemporary sounds he was working with Jiml Hendrix at the time at the guitarist's death, and only last year he scored the film Absolute Beginners. After a big celebrity concert party in London lor his 75th birthday, he brings his orchestra to Edinburgh on 15 May.
Al Cohn (Edinburgh 22 May) (see photo) has long been admired by other musicians, irom his long spell playing tenor sax beside Stan Get: in Woody Herman's big band, throughthe lean years writing show music tor the American media, to a re-emergence in the Seventies’ upsurge ol interest in modern jazz. From his early vibratoless ‘Presidential' tone has emerged a luller, latter attack, and whether blowing standards, originals or bop, he continues to swing.
FRIDAY 22 Glasgow
0 Austin Cambridge and the Bluebirds Blue N()te. Briggait. Clyde Street. Bar till 2am. Two ladies harmonise with the car at the piano. Accelerating music.
0 Late Jazz Riverside Club. Fox Street (offClyde Street). 10.30pm—2am. Late bar. £2. Details: 248 3144. Regular Friday jazz night. 0 Jeannette Burns and Andy Alston Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. 552 6027. Evening. Piano bar with lady vocalist.
0 Two and Two Make Sax Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Saxophone quartet. o On the Pavement l lalt Bar. Woodlands Road. Evening.
0 AI Cohn Queen‘s 1 Tall. Clerk Street. 9.30am. £4 (£3). Barand food. Presented by Platform Jazz. Mainstream tenor sax stylist. See paneL
0 Melanie D’Reilly and Francis Cowan Gloucester Hotel. Gloucester Place. Evening. Fine vocals/guitar.
O Spirits Qt Rhythm Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. Evening. Trad and New Orleans in Riverboat-style venue.
0 That Swing Thang Negociants. Bristo Square. Evening. Hip vocals from the swing song era. in how ties.
SATURDAY 23 Glasgow
0 Danny Thomson and the Bopkats Blue Note. Briggait. Clyde Street. Bar till 2am. DT handles the ivories. BK’s rock and roll.
0 Cabaret/Jazz Dowanhill Centre. Hyndland Road. Evening. Includes Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shufﬂers.
0 Star Big Band Star Club. 42 Carlton Place. 2—5pm. Free. Music from 30s to 50s.
0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows. Bath Street. 3320552. Lunchtime. 0 George Penman Jazzmen 'l‘he Midas. St. Vincent Street. Lunchtime. Famous trad band.
0 George McGowan Orchestra Black Jacks. Hope Street. 2—5pm.
o Shelagh Buchanan Duo Glasgow Society ofMusicians. Berkeley Street. 3—5.30pm. Jazz songs.
0 Mayiest Blowout Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Bar till 1.30am with ‘Willy and the Hand Jive' and more.
0 TDtD'S Jazz Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2-4pm. Trad and swing.
0 Basin Street Haymarket. Evening. Bar with regular Trad jazz. usually Mike Hart‘s Selection.
0 Festival City Jazz Band Clarendon Hotel. Grosvenor Street. Evening. 0 Tam White and The Dexters Platform 1.Rutland Street. Evening. R&B and a brass section.
SUNDAY 24 Glasgow 0 Dave Wilson And The Uptown
36 The List 15— 28 May