THURSDAY 12 Glasgow
0 Albion Band and Chris Baines Jordanhill College. 7.30pm. £3. (£1 under 16) and party booking discount. Tickets from Ticket centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511, Kings or Mitchell Theatre. Scottish Wildlife Appeal concert marries Baines‘ talents in words and photographs with England‘s top folk based band. See panel.
0 Findask Star Folk Club. Glasgow Society Of Musicians, Berkeley Street. near Mitchell Library. 8pm. £1 . Scottish duo finding success in England and abroad with their singing and writing skills.
0 Red Neck Mothers Tolbooth Bar, Glasgow Cross. Evening.
0 Rua (‘alton Studios, Calton Road. 10pm-2am. Late Bar. £2.50 (£1.50). Sparky contemporary celtic sound featuring flute and cello over the fast and furious pleetrum string things. A line in self-penned songs and a distinctly non traditional approach to old forms has taken incarnations of this outfit right round the world.
0 Green Tree Session The Green Tree. (‘owgate Evening. Crowded. 0 Royal Oak infirmary Street, 557 2976. Evening till 1.30am. Late nights for wandering singers.
0 George McGowan Trio with Linda Fletcher Blackfriars, Bell Street, Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Resident band with lady singer and guest spots.
0 Peanuts Hucko All Stars Queens Hall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 9.30pm. £6 (£5). Ace clarinettist leads big dixie/swing outfit with
Platforinpw; JAZZ IN SCOTLAND
Fridays at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh Saturdays (and Thurs) at Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow Fri/Sat, 30/31 Oct: Peanuts Hucko All Stars ‘ Fri/Sat, 6/7 Nov: Jimmy Witherspoon with Gordon Cruikshank Quartet Thurs/Fri, 12/13 Nov: Carol Kidd with Sandy Taylor Trio
Tickets (Edinburgh): from Queen’s Hall (031 668 2019); Usher Hall (031 228 1155); Virgin Records, Princes Street.
Tlckets (Glasgow): from TOCTA; Virgin Records, Union Street; Ticket Centre, Candlerlggs (041 227 5511); Mitchell Theatre.
— JIMMY WITHERSPOON
Glasgow venue Gillespies is putting iazz on the back burner for the moment, perhaps promoting music in future only at weekends. Anyone wondering what to do any Thursday night can however nip along to the Riverside where the truly excellent Tam White and The Dexters are in residence. Their powerful electric blues with first class reeds, brass and the unmistakeable growl of Mr White is gutsy, intelligent and danced to. A genius of the blues and with no strict deiinition oi the genre is Jimmy Witherspoon (see photo). He is accompanied in Glasgow (7 Nov) and Edinburgh (6 Nov) by ex-Dexters tenor player Gordon Cruikshank with a quartet. Not from the Delta or the canyons of Chicago, Spoon has been keeping company with the great jazz names since taking up music professionally after a wartime spell in uniform. John Coltrane, Count Basie, Miles Davis and Coleman Hawkins are a few of the musicians who have played and recorded with this enduring performer. His 1949 recording oi Ain’t Nobody's Business was in the American charts for 34 weeks, and still holds the BBB/Soul record. Fans of good old-fashioned Dixieland and Swing have a seven-piece line-up
with Peanuts Hucko, clarinettist and saxophonist to Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong. Platform presents this All Star band with Hucko’s vocalist wife Louise Tobin in Edinburgh (30 Oct) and Glasgow (31 Oct). Another veteran of the American services, he found ‘The tenor was too awkward marching in said' . . . so he took up the clarinet, playing in Glenn Miller’s wartime Airforce Band. It has remained his speciality, and he is regarded as one of the leading living exponents. (Norman Chalmers)
vocalist. Presented by Platform Jazz. See panel.
0 Sophie Bancroft Trio Café Biarritz, Frederick Street. 225 5244. Evening. Mainstream jazz songs.
0 Spirits 0i Rhythm Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace, 337 1006. Evening. The Trad venue.
0 Fiona Duncan Rutland Hotel, Rutland Street, 229 3042. Evening. One of the best known singers on the Scottish jazz scene.
0 That Swing Thang Negociants, Bristo Square, 225 6313. Evenings.
0 Peanuts Hucko All Stars Henry Wood Hall, 73 Claremont Street, 226 3868. 8pm. £6 (£5). Big dixieland and swing night. Presented by Platform Jazz. See panel.
0 Papa Furado Blackfriars, Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924.
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Evening. Colin Tully and the boys, and the girl, in a Latin mode.
0 George McGowan Orchestra Riverside Club, Fox Street, 2—5pm. £1.
0 Tam White And The Dexters Platform 1 Rutland Street, Evening. Nine piece blues/soul with reeds and brass.
0 Mr Rhythm Preservation Hall. Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. Blues.
0 Fiona Duncan Rutland Hotel, Rutland Street 229 3042. Evening.
0 Toto And The Jazz Bostons Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. 2—4pm.
90 That Swing Thang Cafe Biarritz. Frederick Street, 225 5244. Evening. From the heyday ofswing singing.
0 After Eight Mince Négociants, Bristo Square, 225 6313. Evening. Funky jazz/rock.
I SUNDAY 1
0 Ricki Fernandez And Friends The Bar, Tron Theatre, Parnie Street, 552 4267. Lunchtime. Tron’s weekly jazz and eats scene.
0 Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shufflers Bonhams Wine Bar, Byres Road, 357 3424. Lunchtime.
0 Tam White And The Dexters Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. £1. Solid blues/rock with horns.
0 Liz McEwan Group Hunters Tryst, Oxgangs, 445 3132. Evening. Blues/soul/ jazz.
0 Basin Street Stompers Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace, 337 1066. Evening. Trad and Dixieland venue.
0 Capital City Jazz Band Crest Hotel, Queensferry Road, 332 2442. 2.30—5.30pm.
MONDAY 2 Edinburgh
0 Havannah Swing Négociants, Bristo Square, 225 6313. Evening.
0 Suave Maxies Bistro, Nicolson Street 667 0845. Cool clarinet, sax and guitar.
0 Sophie Bancroft Trio Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street, Evening. Young vocalist, straight jazz.
0 East CoastJazz Band Blue Lagoon, Angle Park Terrace, 331 9922. Evening. Resident Trad band.
0 Mr Rhythm Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace, 337 1006. Evening. Blues
0 Zeke’s Jazz Company De Quincey’s, Renfield Street, 333 0633. 9pm.
0 Bobby Wishart Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. Evening. The West End jazz night of the week. Great band led by saxophonist and ﬂute master.
0 Lazy Lester with Blues 'n’ Trouble Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening. Top Stateside Bluesman with ever so good local Trouble.
0 Swing '87 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street, Evening. Django based Hot Club with clarinet and sax.
o Peristalsis Brothers with Brass Négociants, Bristo Square, 225 6313. Evening.
0 After Eight MinceMaxies Bistro. Nicolson Street 667 0845. Evening. Blues funk and some straight numbers.
0 Liz McEwan/Brian Kellogg Trio Rutland Hotel, Rutland Street, 9pm. Fine vocals and keyboard.
0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel, Mayfield Gardens, 667 2828. Evening.
WEDNESDAY 4 Glasgow
0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Glasgow Society Of Musicians, Berkeley Street. 8.30pm.
90 Bobby Deans Ouartet Cue Ball Club, Anniesland Cross.
8.30—1 1pm. Two brothers on tenor saxes.
0 Tam White Négociants, Bristo Square, 225 6313. Evening. Laid back, without the Dexters, doing his own thing with some pals.
0 Charlie McNair’s Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. Evening.
0 Take Three Maxies Bistro, Nicolson Street, 667 0845. Evening. Bass and rhythm guitar with sax or cornet.
0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace, 337 1066. Evening.
THURSDAY 5 Glasgow 0 Tam White And The Dexters