F680" Byrne Trio Shore Bar. The Shore. 1.ettlt.553 51181). Lunchtime. \‘arious. Mttstc in the bar restaurant.
I Alex Shaw Trio Platform l.Rtttland Street. 225 2433. Lunchtime. Pianist.
I Toto And The Jazz Bostons Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 2--4Pm. I Peristalsis Brothers (‘ai’e Biarritz. Frederick Street. 225 5244. Evening. lilties brassy svving songs.
' SUNDAY 20 1
I Batchelors 01 Jazz Paisley Artslazz. Panic} .'\l’l\(‘clltre. \eys Streel.887 111111 12 31) 2.3llptn Bar. Free.
I Perdido John Street Jam. John Street. 12 311 2 311pm. Mainstream andl.atin. I Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shuttlers Bonhams \thc Bar. Byres Road. 35” 342-1. lunchtime.
I Frank Bolan Quintet The Bar. iron
1 heatre. Parnie Street. 552 4262.115“ (ill 1.311-5pmflron's weekly jazz scene. I So What ‘1 olbooth Bar. ( ilasgoys ('ross. 5524149 1~vening. ResidentSunday band.
I Jam Jazz Session 1.‘.-\ttaclte. Rutland
l lotcl. Rutland Street. 229 31142.
2 311 6pm \VithsingerSophieBancroft and a host or musicians.
I Mike Hart Society Syncopators Mount Roy .t1 1 lotel. Princes Street. 225 57161.
I Waverley Jazz Band Raeburn Bar. Racbtnn1’1.tce.332(i345. 12.311 2311an I Capital CityJazz Bandt'rest i lotel. ()uecnslcr ry Road. 332 2442.
2 3H 5.3llpm
I Ronnie Rae Trio Platform 1.Rutland Street. 225 2433. lunchtime
I After Eight Mince ( )tltllelloys s. liorrest Road l-vening
I Knights 01 Jazz \the ( ilass. Neys'ington Rinttl. Ni 2 (ﬁfth 1’\ enmg.
I That Swing Thang (are Biarritz.
lretler ick Street. 225 5244. Evening. Six piece jump 11\ e \ ocals and svs ing group. I Jazz Machine .\tinto Hotel. 16 Minto Sliceroo" 1534, 8 11pm.
I Basin Street Stompers Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 33" 11166. Evening. 1t.ttl and Dixieland veritie.
I Waverley Jazz Band Marina 1 lotel.
1n\ erlettli Rots . 552 2563. 9- l 1 .311pm. lraddtes.
MONDAY 21 Glasgow I Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shufflers
llobsons. 5‘3SauchiehallStreet. 1~ventng.light.entertainingmainstream jal/ Songsloo.
I Edinburgh Jazz Quartetfoppcrs. tockbutn Street. 225 1441. Evening.
I Jim Petrie Quartet Starbartk Inn.
New has en. 552 4141. Evening.
I Suave Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street (“VHS-i5 ('larinet.sas andguitar.
I East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon. .-\ng1e Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. 9 12pm. Resident ’1 rad band.
I Brian Johns Rutland l lotel. Rutland Street 2293ll42. Evening.
TUESDAY 22 Glasgow
I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1211). Evening. Leading saxophonist and multi instrumental magician
I Zeke‘s Jazz Company De ()uincey's. Rentteld Street. 33311633. 9pm.
I Swing '88 Malt Shove1.('ockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. ’l‘wo guitars. a dottble bass and clarinet or sax.
LI Andy Thorburn Shore Bar. The Shore.
Next month, Saxophonist Wayne Shorter arrives with his group for two April concerts, Edinburgh 8th and Glasgow 9th. The performance at the Queen‘s Hall was, for many people, including myself, the highlight oi last year‘s jazz, and the Glasgow audience will be able to hearthem in a new, and largervenue for Platform, the Govan Town Hall.
Meanwhile, in this issue, two musicians are creating music not normally heard on their instruments, on the one hand Billy Bang, brought up in Harlem and emerging as one of the most distinctive voices on the modern jazz violin. He brings a top New York quartet to his Edinburgh 18th concert including Frank Lowe on saxophone.
Ken Hyder's unique melding of celtic music in jazz is the business ofTalislter who share the bill with Billy Bang. The band, based in London for many years, has another Scot, Don Paterson on guitar, and sax, tlute and wind driven synthesiser played by Pete McPhail.
The jazz harp, too, is nowadays seldom heard. ‘The lack is due in part to the fact that 99 per cent of all harp players are women, and 90 per cent of all jazz players are men. There is very
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says Deborah Henson Conant, see photo, who will play Edinburgh 26th, with Brian Shiels, bass guitar, and John Rae, drums; and Glasgow 23rd with the Sandy TaylorTrio. Things used to be brighter tor the harp. John Coltrane's wife Alice played. During the 50s Dorothy Ashby was prominent in New York and Corky Hale recorded with HarryJames and Billie Holliday. Henson Conant has studied with Hale, and is evolving a distinct touch, with the lyricism one would expect of the instrument which gave us the word ‘arpeggio', and a Latin turn among the mainstream ballads. But she does play with the fractured chordings of the occasional piece by Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis or even Wayne Shorter. Her enthusiasm is obvious, and she needs her sense of humour. . . ‘the saying goes that we harpists spend half our life tuning and the otherhalf playing out of tune.‘ She will give some lectures and workshops, on the history of the jazz harp and on playing techniques, atthe Edinburgh Harp Festival 25—30th. (See Edinburgh Folk Fesuvah.
Leith. Evening. Solopiano. Stride. boogie. standards and rock and roll.
I Satstuif ( )ddfellovvs. Forrest Road. Evening.
I Knights 01 Jazz Engine Room. ()ueensferry Street Lane. Evening.
I Peristalsis Brothers Negoeiants. Bristo Square. Evening. Eortiesand fifties popular swing songs and brass.
I Criterion Jazz Band l-‘at Sam's. Eotintainbrtdge. Evening.
I Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar l louse Hotel. May field (iardens. 667 2828. Evening.
I West End Jazz Band Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 33" 1006. Evening. 'l‘rad.
WEDNESDAY 23 Glasgow
I Deborah Henson Conant with the Sandy TaylorTrio. (ilasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 8.30pm. £2 (non members) £1 (members). Bar. (1501 318119. lirom the (SA. one of the few-jazz pedal harpers in the world. with a repertoire that includes Ellington. Miles. Monk and Shorter. See panel.
I Alex Shaw Trio ('oppe rs. (‘ockburn Street. 225 1441. Evening.
I Tam White Negociants. Bristo Square. 225 6313. 9pm. Blues and soul.
I Charlie McNair's Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening. I Brian Johns Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 229 3042. Evening.
I Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1066. Evening. I Fat Sam's Jazz band Fat Sam‘s.
THURSDAY 24 - Glasgow
I Electric Blues Night Riverside (‘lub. Pox Street. 248 3144. Evening. £2. With Bo Weevil.
I The River Detectives Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant (‘ity. 552 5924. Evening.
I Waverley Jan Band Raebttrn Bar. Raeburn Place. 3326345. Evening.
I Russian Roulette (‘afe Biarritz. Frederick Street. 225 5244. Evening. liive piece swingers.
I Graham Blamire Janers Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 lllli6. Evening. I Criterion Jan Band i-‘at Sam's. Eountainbridge. Evening.
I Jazz Machine Minto Hotel. to Mittto Street. 667 1534. 87 1 1pm.
I Shore Jazz Shore Bar. The Shore. Leith. 553 5081). Evening. Sax and rhythm section in bar restaurant.
I Beroda Swing Maxies Bistro. Nicolson Street. 667 (1845. Evening. Threesome with violin. guitar and vocals. Bar and Restaurant.
I Templehall Stampers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. 669 4264. Evening. Trad and dixie residents.
I Jimmy Gilmour Group Bandwagon. Morrison Street. Evening.
I Gordon Fyffe Trio Afton Hotel. (irosvenor Crescent. 225 6033. Evening.
FRIDAY 25 Glasgow I George McGowan Trio with Linda Fletcher
Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Resident band with singer and guest soloists.
I Alex Shaw Trio Coppers. (‘ockburn Street. 225 1441. Evening.
I Peristalsis Brothers Aye Bar. 8t)()ueen Street. 2211 1283. 9.30pm. Free. Fifties classy pop jazz songs and brass.
I Satstuft (‘afe Biarritz. Frederick Street. 225 5244. Evening. Swing.
I Spirits 01 Rhythm Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1066. Evening. Riverboat decor and jazz posters on the stairs. The Trad venue.
I Ron Moore, Riltlti Fernandez La'l'averna. l.andsdovvne Crescent. 339 71177. :9 1 1pm. I The Big Bands Riverside (Tub. Fox Street. 248 3144. 2- 5pm. £1..\Jowtwobig bands in the afternoon. (ieorge McGowan Orchestra and Bill l‘anning's Big Band. Scoresof musicians. t'riendsand enthusiasts.
I Opal October Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant ('ity. 552 5924. Evening.
I Jimmy Feighan Quartet with Shelagh Buchanan (ilasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2. 15—4.45pm. 511p. Bar.
I Resident Quartet (ilasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 8.3ll~ 11.3(lpm. 511p. Bar.
I Jazz Harp Concert Queen‘s 1 tall. (‘ierk Street. 668 21119. 7.3ilpm. £5(£4).’1'ickets ()ueen's l lall. l’sher Hall. Part of Edinburgh Harp Festival. From the L'SA contes a rare musician in the jazz context.
pedal harpist Deborah Henson ('onant. Also on the bill is a line improvisor onthc small harp. Kristen Nogues from Brittany. See panel.
I Melanie Q‘Reilly and Francis Cowan. Ave Bar. 811 Queen Street. 221) 1283. 9.3(lpm. (’lever. smooth guitar backed vocals.
I Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Lunchtime. The piano
I Alex Shaw Trio (‘oppe rs. ('ockburn Street. 225 1441. Evening.
I Toto And The Jazz Bostons Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 2—4pm.
I Shore Jazz Shore Bar. The Shore. Leith. 553 51181). Lunchtime. Various. Musicin the bar.
I Peristalsis Brothers (‘afe Biarritz. Erederick Street. 225 5244 10pm till late. Fifties.
I Yella Dug Jazz Band Basin Street. llaymarket. 337 11166. Evening. Trad
SUNDAY 27 Glasgow
I Scottish Trombone Jazz Ensemble Paisley Arts Jazz. Paisley Arts ('entre. New Street. 887' 11111). l2.3t)—2.3llpm. Bar. Free.
I Perdido John Street Jam. John Street. l2.3()—2.3llpm. Mainstream and Latin.
I Franlt Bolan Quintet The Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnie Street. 552 4267. £1.51) (£1). 1.311-5pm. Tron's weekly jazz scene. I So What Tolbooth Bar. (ilasgow Cross. 5524149. Evening. ResidentSunday band.
I Jam Jazz l..'Attache. Rutland Hotel. Rutland Street. 229 31142. 2.30—6pm. With singer Sophie Bancroft and friends.
I Mike Hart Society Syncopators Mount Royal Hotel. Princes Street. 225 7161. l—3pm.
I Waverley Jazz Band Raeburn Bar. Raeburn P1ace.332 6345. 12.3(1—2.3()pm. I Capital City Jazz Band (‘rest Hotel.
34 llte1.ist18- 31 March 1988