.Vlodern. bop. some mainstream. blues. I Charlie McNair's Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening.

THURSDAY 19 Glasgow

I Live Jazz Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City . 552 5924. Evening. Either piano and vocals with Jeanette Burns and Andy Alston or keyboard virtuoso (Thick Lyall's little group. Phone for details.


I Shore Music The Shore Bar Restaurant. The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Tonight Pschyco Blue.

I Graham Blamyre Jazzers Basin Street. iiayrnarket Terrace. 337 1006. Evening. I Templehall Stompers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. .loppa. 669 4264. Evening. Trad and dixie residents.

FRIDAY 20 Glasgow

I George McGowan Trio with Linda Fletcher Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 1{\-eriitig. Regular crowd for resident band with songstress.


I Alpha Jazz Quartet Lillersley l iouse 1 iotcl. Ellersley Road. Corstorphine. 337 6888.8—11pm.

SATURDAY 21 Glasgow

I Bill Fanning Orchestra Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2pm. Weekly event.

I George McGowan Orchestra Berlin Lounge Bar. 8—1() West George Street. Queen Street Station. 335 2382. 2—5pm. Free. The Big Band Sound. old and new. I Ron Moore. Rikki Fernandez La Taverna. Lansdowne Crescent. 339 7007. 9.30pm~midnight. Free. Music in the bar. I Society Ouartet Society OfMusicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 8pm. 50p. Music and dancing with Ted Bosley. guitar: Jimmy Alston. vocals; George Morrison. bass guitar: Pat Gallagher. drums.


I Jo Ann Kelly Blues Benefit Old St Pauls. Jeffrey Street. 8pm. £3 (£2). The Jim Condie Blues Band. Just The Very Donkeys and others help raise money for the English blues singer recovering from serious illness. I Barony Jazz Barony Bar. Broughton Street. 5570546. Jack Hammereand 9—1 1.30pm. I Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1.Rut1and Street. 225 2433. Lunchtime. I Shore Music The Shore Bar/Restaurant, The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Tonight Ewan Baird Group. guitar. piano. bass. I Toto And The Jazz Bostons Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 2-4pm. Glasgow I Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 2—5pm. Ace saxophonist and multi instrumentalist Bobby Wishart takes his charges through their paces. I Paisley Arts Jazz Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. Lunchtime from 12.30pm. This week. hard driving bop saxophone with the Bobby Deans Ouartet. I George Penman's Jazz Band Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. Trad from 8.30—10.50pm. I New Jazz The Bar. Tron Theatre. Parnie

Street. 552 4267. £1.50(£1). 1.30—5pm. Tron‘s weekly modern jazz.


I Acanthus Waverley Bridge. by

Bobby Wishart. Strathclyde's YJO guru, at Glasgow's Halt every Tuesday.


Two Glasgow Bobbys are on duty over lunchtime on the 22nd. At Paisley, tenorist Bobby Deans leads his Quartet in one of the successful series of informal and free Sunday concerts in the Arts Centre bar. The other leading saxophonist, and also band leader and arranger, Bobby Wishart directs the Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra in one of their afternoons at the Glasgow Society Of Musicians premises behind the Mitchell Theatre.

Over in Edinburgh, Roger Spence, ex Platform, and now director olAssembly Music, has confirmed the line up iorthe organisation's second season, each Friday in the Queens Hall. Roger promises a lull programme through to the August Festival, with top quality iazz at its core, but a wide booking policy that includes ethnic and world music and a sprinkling of avant garde lmprovisors that might avoid classillcation.

On the 27th Carol Kydd will draw the usual lull house with her artful command of the jazz song repertoire. Two more Scottish residents take the next weeks. Guitarist Martin Taylor releases a new album with the cream of LA musicians in time for his concert on February 3rd, while Tommy Sampson celebrates his 70th birthday with the

Big Band and guests on the 10th.

On the 17th, extraordinary cello player Ernst Reijsigar leads an international quartet from their base in Amsterdam, consummate eclectic musicianship allied to surreal skills in performance, and arriving a week later are two of the leading American players of the post war generation, time-served in Miles Davis‘ bands. Bob Berg, saxophone and Mike Stern, guitar bring with them the remarkable drummer Dennis Chambers on the 24th.

One of the brightest lights and most enjoyable performers in British Jazz is saxophonist Andy Sheppard, and he returns to the Queens Hall on the 3rd March with a vibes player poached from the Jazz Warriors, making his group up to a sextet. They are supported by Paul Reid, a young black musician from Sheffield playing solo piano.

Two shows on the 17th March contrast the fluid extemporising of that celebrated virtuoso partnership of Chick Corea and Gary Burton on keyboards and vibes, with the wild lrish-American uiilean piping of the Davey Spillane Band. The latter late night concert is in conjunction with the Edinburgh Folk Festival.

Bassist Danny Thompson has mixed folk with jazz for years now, and brings Tony Roberts, saxophones and Bernie Holland, guitar in his Whatever, another EFF co-productlon on the 24th March.

Over here to record a television show with Tommy Smith, the esteemed pianist Tommy Flanagan, for years Ella Fitzgerald's accompanist, but recording associate of Miles, Rollins and Hawkins, leads a boppish trio or George Mraz, bass; and Kenny Washington, drums. That concert is followed on the same night of the 3131 March, by a performance of Tammy Smith’s Ouartet, celebrating the release oi the Edinburgh tenor player's new album on the most prestigious of labels, Blue Note. (Norman Chalmers)

Waverley Station entrance. Live lunchtime jazz in cafe wine bar. Eat and read the papers.

I Barony Jazz Barony Bar. Broughton Street. 5570546. Live band. 8.30—1 1pm. Tonight Melanie 0' Reilly and Francis Cowan. vocals with guitar.

I Ronnie Rae Trio Platform 1.Rutland Street. 225 2433. Lunchtime.

I Alpha Jazz Quartet Ellersley i iouse Hotel. Ellersley Road. Corstorphine. 337 6888. 8—11pm.

MONDAY 23 Glasgow

I George Penman‘s Jazz Band Carnegies Jazz Club. 142 St Vincent Street. 2263833. 9—12pm. Old fashioned trad masters.


I Shore Music The Shore Bar Restaurant.

The Shore._Leith. 9pm. Tonight Michael Wright. piano bar music.

I East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. 9—12pm. Resident Trad band.

TUESDAY 24 Glasgow I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. Woodlands

Road. 332 1210. Evening. Leading saxophonist‘s jazz and fusion band.

I The Jazz Night Boswell Hotel. Mansion House Road. Langside. 8pm. Great Big line up of musicians includes the Townhead Stompers. and the George Ogilvie and Dave MacLennan Bands. New weekly venture this side oftown.

I Jazz Academy Bonhams. Byres Road. 357 3424. Evening.


I Swing '89 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Two guitars. clarinet and sax. Hot Club sound.

I Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel. Mayfield Gardens. 667 2828. Evening.

I Shore Music The Shore Bar/Restaurant. The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Tonight Robert Pettlgrew and Kenny Ellis. piano/double bass.

WEDNESDAY 25 Glasgow

I Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Glasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 8.30pm. 50p. Bar.




I Dig George and the Business La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free. First gig of the fortnight for the semi legendary blues band who have been in existence in various forms for years. A live album. recorded at La Taniere. is due out soon.


I The Darling Buds Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See panel.

I Tonight at Noon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9.30pm. Interesting folk-rock ensemble. with good use ofelectric violin.

I Blue Valentine Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Live band Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.

I Live band Cavern. Cow-gate. 2265641 .

SATURDAY 14 Glasgow

I Dave Robb La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 2214844. 3pm. Free. Afternoon slot for the singer songwriter who supported the Proclaimers last year.

I Beyond the Edge La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free. Regular La Taniere band.

I Jive Ass Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.


I Level 42 Playhouse Theatre, Grecnside Place. 557 2590. First ofthree nightsfor the spectacularly successful pop machine. now on their umpteenth album. One wishes sometimes that they would find space between mega-hits to record a few more of the palatable fusion numbers that earned them their reputation in the first place.

I Strategy Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. Big-sounding rock.

I The Reason Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Live band Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.

I Live band Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641.

SUNDAY 15 Glasgow

I Burden Blues Breaker La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free. Acoustic. crafted blues. Residency.


I Level 42 Playhouse Theatre. Grecnside Place. 557 2590. Second ofthree nights. See Sat 14.

I Biuelinger Music Box. Victoria Street. 2201708. £1 after 9pm. Fifties/Sixties-influenced pop. still around while the rest of the Music Box‘s live music output has dropped to zero so why the expensive renovations to make it a better venue. for God‘s sake?

I At Ten Paces Oddfellows. Forrest Road. 2201816. 8.30pm. Free.

I Black Market Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. £1 after9pm.

I Live band Cavern. Cowgate. 2265641.

MONDAY 16 Glasgow

I Doctor Love La Taniere, 15 Fox Street. 2214844.9pm. Free. In recent years we have had Ricky Ross and Doctor Love. Zeke Manyika and Doctor Love and now we have . . . Doctor Love.

The List 13 - 26 January 31