' For the sixth year in succession .\'I{\V YORK ; .l A7]. plays a ser'iesol‘ nights at the lidinhurgh ¢ l-‘estiyalpriortoitsBritishtour. 'l‘he superh lusion of hiin energy play ing marries Scotland and the Big Apple in an ' eyolying continuity ol'style and direction. put together. as e\ er. hy catalyst and dr'iy ing lor'ce.

urrr Kyle.

The Scots drummer has. since his return l'r'om \‘ew York in '82. consistently hrought some ol

the linest ol the young pl

aye l‘s os el' Il'nm IIIL‘

intense NY scene. giying Iidinhurgh a taste ol the eluhland in the lax/(‘apital ol the World. 'l‘his year's quartet is three-quarter‘s American. I‘hetwomightytalentsol.loeLocke.\‘ihes;and .\Iitch Stein. guitar and synth guitar. are hack with the hand again. joined tlrisyear hy the exceptional Kip Reed on 5 string hass guitar.

/ -‘ I; Don Weller. Round Midnight 26 Aug.


i In conjunction with the

' Edinburghlnternational

i Festival. the McEwans Jazz § Festival presents its 10th

Anniversary Gala Concert at the Usher Hall. A Tribute To Woody Herman leatures the Concord All Stars led by trumpeterWarren Vache. the NY Jazz Orchestra. singerCarol Kidd. legendary American pianist Art Hodes. Jim Galloway. George Chisholm. Buddy Tate. Jack Parnell. Dave Green. Arturo Tappin. Southern Comfort Groove Juice Special. the Criterion



at the Queen's Hall. 25 and

Parade Band and spectacular dancers. the Jiving Lindy Hoppers. Usher Hall. 27th. 8pm.

Farewell Ball. 26th 8.30pm—33m. £10. hasa grand line-up ofmainly mainstream and trad stars. the wonderful HarlemJazz and Blues Band. Concord All Stars. Mr Crow from Australia. the Criterion Parade Band. Monty Sunshine and France‘s Orpheon Celesta. Also trombone and humourist George Chisholm. Max Collie‘s Rhythm Aces. the New Black Eagles. Southern Comfort Groove Juice ; Specialandthejazz-




Reed his well into NYJ ’s wide ranging stylistic moods. his credentials including spells ol'classic he-hop with James Moody. or Monk man ('har‘lie Rouse. and driying rhythm work in contemporary jazz rock. llis solos are ear


Locke and Stein are making hig w axes in the States at the moment. performing as a duo. and much in demand for hand work. Stein's technically flawless playing has heen getting

together lately with guitarist Ralph 'l‘owner. and he is entranced hy the possibilities opened up hy

the latest guitar synth.

.loe Locke's yihraphone was one ol the . highlights ol' ( ilasgow‘s recent .la// I-‘estiyal. a E

stream ol'sensitiye l‘lowing lines in the quiet numhers hut with lull ehordal percussion

immediately on tap.

Add Kyle's impressiye Versatility as a

drummer. occasionally douhling on drum l machine. and this all electric hand driye through st raight-ahead modern jazz into last lane l'unk.

taking no prisoners.

I New York Jazz The Venue. ('alton Road. 3‘)

Aug—l Sept. lilpm.

dancing-oi-all-agesJiving Lindy Hoppers.


l’latlorm. the umhrella organisation promoting .la// in Scotland. ends the Round Midnight season at the Queens I Iall with a Jump In e party lrom the l,ondon's('heyalter llrotlrers.2"th lllpm. £55“. Belorc that. sasophonist 'I ommy Smith gryes twoeyening per lot manees. thh and I‘lli. ”. 15pm. t5. dehuting tor part oItItc concert on the l‘cyolultottat'y wind driy en sy nthesiser'. the Yamaha “X”. and on the night helore that. 28th. lllpm. L5. slow hallads and dining hlues lrom (ieorgte I'ame w tilt the Don Weller ()uartet.


last lew daysol l’r'eser'yation llall's hlues and hoogie season has the superh \Vilkolohnson and Panic No More. thh.

FELL@W $2..

‘lprlt 2am. H; Rough Ilouse. Stealing the

Blues. thh. ‘) Jam. 13;

and the rare appearance.

in such an intimate \enue.

ol the legendary

L‘s-(Team I‘ltsslsl \ocalist Jack Bruce Band.

supported hy Blind

Btltlgles ( )li Alcohol. Sill] 38th. 7 llpm. L5. Sure to sell out. get your tickets

tor thtsand the \Vilko Johnson in ady ance lrom ; I’r'eseryation IIalI. VictoriaStreet.32638”),


The Fringe blows along. led bythe top rate New York Jazz quartet: Kate Ceberano’s Sextet atthe Assembly Rooms: Tam White's new R&B/Soul band at various venues; the jazz revue ‘Men' atthe Netherbow and regular performers in the Festival Club and the Fringe Club. The Club Sandino at the Playhouse doesn‘t have live i bandsbutolferslistenable. ! and danceable jazz. funk ,5 and salsa till 4am all a through the Festival. Kate Ceberano Sextet. Australian pop

phenomenon and real jazz vocalist. Assembly Rooms. Aug 12—Sept 3rd. Midnight-1.30am. £4.50 (£3.50).

‘Men‘ isthe title of Musicology's imaginative jazz revue. Talented


vocalistandtrained actress

Melanie 0' Reillytakesthe songs. forthe most part written by the Narrator and trombonist Kevin Anderson.

in conjunction with guitarist

Francis Cowan. Glen Meissneron keyboards completes this clever. late nightmusical line up. Netherbow. High St. till Sept 3rd. not Sundays. 11pm—midnight. £3 (£1.50).

Michael Parkerand Barb Jungr won last year's Perrier Award with comedian Arnold Brown. Songs from Black And White. their new recording. are the basis olcomedy actress Kit Hollerbach's flights of fancy. played live bythis pair of cool. urban blueS/jazz commentators. He plays cleverguitar. she‘s impressive on vocals and harmonica. HeriotWatt Theatre. Grindlay Street. August 15—Sept3rd. 7.30—8.45pm. £4 (£3.50).

Not completely jazz. not rock. not classical. Some Like It Hot is song and really swinging. stunningly well played violin. played by Eithne Hannigan. backlor the second year with Rick Rowland on guitar. Pleasance. 15 Aug—3 Sept. not Sundays or 25th Aug. 11.45pm.

LouisJordan style Jump-Jive vocals. dapper swing accompaniments and forthe Festival an expanded brass section. That Swing Thang are out on thetown lorAugust. Not nostalgia. but the best of those lyrical and clever 405 and 508 songs in brand new clothes. Coasters. West Tollcross. 15—18th. 20th. 22—25th. 27th. 8—9.30pm. 19th. 26th. 7—8.30pm. Gilded Balloon. Cowgate. Aug 28—Sept 3rd. Midnight onwards. Platform One. Caledonian Hotel. West

End. Aug 30—Sept3rd. 8.30—11pm.

The Festival Club has generallytrad and swing jazz with the likes of vocalist Fiona Duncan or Django-inSpired Swing 88. Check on the night for details. Chambers Street. 220 2278.10pm—1am. £2.25.


In selected pubs. during the McEwans Jazz Festival lrom the 20th to the 27th. lunchtime and two evening performances are free with top International bands playing forabout an hour each session. The bars are notall in the centre ottown. so get along to the nearest one and get the list olbands ora copy of the lullJazz Festival programme. cost £1. The venues are Haymarket Station Bar. 337 1006: Waterloo Bar. Waterloo place. 556 2839: The Highwayman. in the St Andrew's Square Bus Station; the Sighthill Hotel. Calder Road. 453 6051: Doo'Cot Roadhouse. Ferry Road West. 332 4872: Captain's Cabin. Captain’s Road. 664 6535: Cramond Brig Hotel. Cramond Brig. 339 4350; and the Beehive. Grassmarket. 225 7171.

L'Attache in the basement olthe Rutland Hotel at Edinburgh’s West End puts on regular younger. modern jazz groups. Bill Kyle'sJazz Pool on a Thursday being especially recommended.

Coppers. in Cockburn Street promises to have jazz most nights during the Festival. with a regular inputtrom powerful and imaginative modernists. the John Rae Collective. and a late. late licence.

The Barony Bar. in Broughton Street. 557 0546. has coffee. food. snacks and has started early evening jazz sessions. from 5—7.30pm then another band 9—11.30pm. Thurs/Fri. Saturday afternoon and night and Sunday nights.

Basin Street. at Haymarket is the regular trad jazz bar (not Mondays).


(WAITING FOR MARIA) byludith Scott

The play Chekhov always wanted to write.




’. . . enjoyable and deftly performed 45 minute night-cap’ cnv umrrs

. Venue 20: Theatre Workshop, 34 Hamilton Place EH3 SAX \ ' Aug 15 Sept 3, 12 midnight, Mon—Sat £2.50 (concs £2) -0

30'l'he List 2(1 Aug ~ I Sept 1988