Andy Alston or keyboard virtuoso Chick Lyall's Trio. Phone for details.


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

I Templehall Stampers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. 669 4264. Evening. Trad and dixie residents.



I Glasgow Rhythm Club Unitarian Church. 73 Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Established 1933. Records and talk/discussion. Tonight ‘()ld Friends and New Friends'. with Bobby Bell.

I George McGowan Trio with Linda Fletcher Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Regular crowd for resident band with a singer.


I Clusone Ouartet Queens Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £6.50(£5). Tickets from Queens Hall Box Office; Virgin Records. Princes Street; Ripping Records. North Bridge; Iona Records. Stockwell Street. Glasgow. Assembly Music presents the startling. iconoclastic cellist Ernst Reijseger. in company with Michael Moore. reeds; GuusJanssen. piano; and the superb. street-theatre drummingofHan Bennink.

I Liz MacEwan/Jim Henry Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 332 2442. 7.45—11.45pm. Fine singer with piano accompaniment.

I Alpha Jazz Quartet Ellersley House Hotel. Ellersley Road. Corstorphine, 337 case. 8—11pm.

I Rootsie Tootsie Band Lord Darnley. West Port. Evening. Rhythm and Blues.



I George McGowan Orchestra Berlin Lounge Bar. 8— 10 West George Street. Queen Street Station. 335 2382. 2—5pm. Free. The Big Band Sound. old and new. I Bill Fanning Orchestra Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 2pm. Weekly event.

I Ron Moore, Rikki Fernandez La Taverna. Lansdowne Crescent. 339 7007. 930—12 midnight. Free. Music in the bar.

I Society Ouartet Society Of Musicians, 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 Peace Festival Jan Hight University of Edinburgh Societies Centre,The Pleasance. 8—10pm. £2 (£1.50). All welcome. especially singers. Introduced by blues/jazz singer Sue Robertson.

I Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1.Rut|and 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. I Barony Jazz Barony Bar. Broughton Street. 5570546. Jack Hammer Band

9—1 1 .30pm. Singer leads sax and guitar band.

I Liz MacEwan/Jim Henry Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 332 2442. 7.45—11.45pm. Fine singer with piano accompaniment.

I Bo Weevil Negociants. Bristo Square. Evening. Electric Blues in the cellar bar.



I Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 2pm. £1. Directed by Bobby Wishart.


Basie’s Band arrives, sans the Count, in Glasgow 12th, and Edinburgh 14th. The band is however, larirom rudderless, most oi the musicians having been hired by Basie beiore his death iour years ago. And tenor player and long term associate Frank Foster runs a tight ship. Big Band tans can also celebrate Scots septuagenarian Tommy Sampson, band leader irom the immediate post war period to the present day. Many great players passed through the line ups, and quite a iew, including tenorist Danny Moss, will journey back to Edinburgh tor the concert on the 10th. See Music Page ior more on big bands and Basie.

Some years ago, Scots percussionist Alan Purves came back to the Edinburgh Festival irom Amsterdam in a duo with a young Dutch cellist and proceeded to astonish everyone tor nights in the Fringe Club, with a wild unclassiiiable improvised music, mixing with local musicians, whether classical, talk or jazz, and absorbing every iniluence, all grist to their mill. Having since pursued a varied perlorming and recording career, Ernst Reijseger (see photo) is back at Edinburgh's Oueens Hall on the 17th in a quartet, dubbed the Clusone Ouartet aiter winning the devout admiration oi Europe's sophisticated and hardened jazz promoters and critics at the bijou Clusone Jazz Festival, last year in the north oi Italy. Be enriched and rewarded, go to this concert.

Humorous theatricality, loopy

Emst Reijseger. The cello comes at age. Edinburgh 17th.

intelligence and incredible musicianship are the cellist's iorte, and the group, consisting oi Han Bennink, drums; Michael Moore, sexes; and Guus Janssen, piano, are as telepathic as a flock oi birds.

Sophie Bancroit is a jazz singer and the young administrator oi the new Jazzworks Music organisation who commence a series at Monday night concerts in the Merlin on Morningside Road on the 20th. ‘We have a board 01 directors, and have organised iour concerts up to the end oi March. From then on it is very much up to the Arts Council, who are looking at ways to iund jazz since the demise oi Platlorm, and have to consider our proposals at their next meeting.

‘We hope the audiences will turn out tor the best at Scottish jazz, as we are determined to pay the artists the proper, meaning the MU agreed, iees ior an engagement. The venue has been revamped, it's good and holds about 150, and we need as big a paying audience as we can get, as we've kept the ticket prices down.‘ That audience on the iirst night can hear the highly regarded, best at a line crop oi the younger Scots players, in the John Rae CoHecuve.

‘Later in the month we have the always popular singer and entertainer Fiona Duncan; then mysell in a quartet with Ronnie Rae, and Neil Warden in a piano/guitar duo; and Dick Lee's Ho Ho Honet’

Truly something tor all musical persuasions.

I Paisley Arts Jazz Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. Lunchtime from 2.30pm. Today the Chick Lyall Trio. Leader plays superb keyboards.

I George Penman’s Jazz Band Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. Trad from 8.30—10.50pm.

I New Jan The Bar. Tron Theatre, Parnie Street. 552 4267. £1 .50 (£1). 1.30—5pm. Tron‘s weekly modern jazz.

I Duncan White Jan Band Hospitality Inn. Irvine. 2—5pm.

I Duncan White Jazz Band Studio One Lounge. Grosvenor Hotel. 7.30-10.30pm


I Capital Jazz Band Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 332 2442. 2-5pm.

I Jazz Sunday Royal British Hotel. Princes Street. 8—11pm. Free. unless special guest artists are performing. Tonight the residents. Mike Hart's Society Syncopacors include singer Wendy


I Jim Condie/Ron Tate Negociants. Bristo Square. Evening. Blues in the cellar bar. I Acanthus Waverley Bridge. By Waverley Station entrance. Live lunchtime jazz in cafe/wine bar.

I Barony Jazz Barony Bar. Broughton Street. 557 0546. Live band. 830—] 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 House Hotel, Ellersley Road. Corstorphine. 337 6888. 8—11pm.

I Plationn 1 Rutland Street. 225 2433. Evening. Either Blue Finger who rock. or That Swing Thang who dig 40‘s song.



I George Penman's Jan Band Carnegies Jazz Club, 142 St Vincent Street. 2263833. 9pm—midnight. Old fashioned trad masters.


I Jazzworks Live Music The Merlin. Morningside Road. 447 4329. 8.30—11pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). First night ofa new jazz-promoting network of musicians and enthusiasts. dedicated to the promulgation ofjazz. Tonight. the cutting edge of Scotland‘s new jazz generation. the John Rae Collective. See Panel.

I Ian Foster St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road. 9pm. Blues and Ragtime.

I Shore Music The Shore Bar/Restaurant, The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Tonight Hugh and Graham. swing violin and guitar.

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



I Bobby Wished Halt Bar, Woodlands

Road,3321210. Evening. Leading saxophonist’s jazz and fusion band.

I Dig Jazz Night Boswell Hotel. Mansion House Road, Langside. 8pm. George Ogilvie leads the Trad and Dixie bash. I Jazz Academy Bonhams, Byres Road. 357 3424. Evening.

I Monty's Bar And Diner 1256 Argyle Street. near Kelvin Hall. 334 8907. Evening. Live jazz night. mainly Trad.


I Diminished 5th Willowbrae Hotel. Willowbrae Road. 9:11pm. Free. Vocals and five piece band with the sounds ofthe 30’s and 40's in a young swing style.

I Swing '89 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Guitars, clarinet and sax. Djangolives.

I Los Supramos St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road. 9pm. Country Blues.

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 Pettigrew and Kenny Ellis. piano/double bass.

I Rootsie Tootsie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. Evening. R&B.

WEDNESDAY 22 Glasgow

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


I Bill Kyle’s Jazz Base L‘Attachc. basement of Rutland Hotel. West End. Princes Street. 9pm. Free. Drummer Bill Kyle organises this band. Settled down to a more regular line up of piano/keyboards. bass, drums. guitar, brass and reeds. Modern. bop. some mainstream, blues. I Elevators and Big Blue '72 Teviot Row Union. 10pm-Late. £2.50. Blues and rock and roll from Fife‘s moving staircase. Country Soul from BB.

I Charlie McHair's Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening.



I Live Jan Blackfriars. Bell Street . Merchant City, 552 5924. Evening. Either piano and vocals with Jeanette Burns and Andy Alston or keyboard virtuoso Chick Lyall. Check on the night.


I Be Weevil Ryries Bar, Haymarket. Evening. Rhythm and Blues.

I Templeball Stampers Temple Hotel. Esplanade, Joppa. 669 4264. Evening. Trad and dixie residents. Good fun. Busy. older crowd.

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

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