[ I Acanthtts Waverley Bridge. By
Waverley Station entrance. Live lunchtime music from the Diplomats of Jazz.
I Jazz Sunday Royal British Hotel. Princes Street. 8—11pm. Free. unless special guest artists are performing. Tonight the residents. Mike Hart's Society Syncopators include singer Wendy Weatherby.
I Barony Jazz Barony Bar. Broughton Street. 5570546. Live band. 8.30—1 1pm. Tonight Melanie O'Reilly and Francis Cowan. vocals with guitar.
I Alpha Jazz Quartet Ellersley House Hotel. Ellersley Road. Corstorphine. 337 6888. 8—1 1pm.
MONDAY 13 Glasgow
I Gillespies Jazz Spot Gillespies. 26 Cheapcside Street. off Clyde Street. Jive lessons. 8pm. Kit Carey's Jazz Band. 9pm. Membership at the door.
I George Penman's Jazz Band Carnegies Jazz Club. 142 St Vincent Street. 2263833. 9—12pm. Old fashioned trad masters.
I Live Jazz Chadis Restaurant. 158 Bath Street. 331 2257. Evenings.
I Jazzworks Live Music The Merlin. Morningside Road. 447 4329. 830—1 1pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Tonight. over forthe Edinburgh Harp Festival. a leading exponent of the concert harp in jazz. Deborah Henson-Conant. See also Edinburgh Harp Festival. as part of Edinburgh Folk Festival.
I Shore Music The Shore Bar/Restaurant. The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Tonight Hugh and Graham. swing violin and guitar.
I Martin Foster Trio Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 9pm—midnight.
I East Coast Jan Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. 9—12pm. Resident Trad band.
TUESDAY 14 Glasgow
I Bobby Wishart Group Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Saxes and ﬂute front the best in the West of Scotland.
I Monty’s Bar And Diner 1256 Argyle Street. near Kelvin Hall. 334 8907. Evening. Weekly Trad jazz night.
I Dig Jazz Night Boswell Hotel . Mansion House Road. Langside. 8pm. George Ogilvie leads the Trad and Dixie bash. I Jan Academy Bonhams, Byres Road. 357 3424. Evening.
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.
WEDNESDAY 15 Glasgow
I Gillespie‘s Hightspot Cheanside Street. 9—midnight. £1.50. Mainstream Jazz for dancing and listening with Perdido.
I Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Glasgow Society Of Musicians, Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 8.30pm. 50p. Bar.
I 33 King Playhouse. Greenside Place. 8pm. The legendary showman of the electric blues guitar. Not what he once was. but still with a devoted following.
I Dill Kyle's Jazz ease L‘Attache, basement of Rutland Hotel, West End, Princes Street. 9pm. Free. Popular scene. a focus for the most adventurous of the
younger players. Drummer Bill Kyle leads
STARS AT THE QUEENS
Four recent discoveries and two 01 the brightest stars in the jazz tirmament light up Edinburgh's Queens Hall over the next two weeks. The iormer step on
3 stage on the 10th. There is nothing
impromptu about London quartet Roadside Picnic's approach. The music, nearly all written by bassist Mario Castronari, is a carelul grand architecture or sound, reminiscent ol Zawinul/Shorter, but revealing strong classical elements and a rock steady edge to their extemporisations and sudden time shifts. Altogether an absorbingly melodic, and beautitully paced ensemble sound. See Music
3 Page lor interview with saxophonist
The origin 01 Roadside Picnic's style goes back to the advent at a new technology. Jan/Rock, Fusion, Crossover are all labels tor the new music that arrived in the late 60's with the early electronic keyboards. Chick
Corea was at the birth, having played in Miles Davis‘ seminal bands, then as leader 01 Return To Forever, the evolving group which, with Weather Report, was the most successlul oi the 7Ds’. But the demands oi playing in a duo produce some oi Corea's most sustained creativity. His recurrent association with the revolutionary vibraphonist Gary Burton (last at the Queens Hall tor Tommy Smith's Birthday) has over the last two decades continued to produce imaginative and intense music, and not all iurious virtuoso passages. The rellective, quieter interplay ol vibes and piano overtones can be simply prolound. The celebrated pair play at the early time at 7.15pm on the 17th.
Edinburgh does seem to be getting the best 01 the jazz in the run up to Maytest, and here's another good announcement lor the growing audience in the Capital. Bill Kyle, whose Jazzbase is a busy Wednesday night attraction, and Sophie Bancroit, co-ordinator ol Monday's successlul Jazzworks series, have joined lorces to organise a new Sunday afternoon inlormal, tree, jazz club/gig. A trio lormat will circulate the best at the East Coast players, and a guest soloist is invited each week. The venue is the West End's L’Attache basement wine bar from 2—6pm. Food is available all day and the series kicks off on 12 March (see listings), with groups booked through to the beginning 01 May. Once a month the organisers hope to bring up atop name from London tor a special event, but they're quite happy to build up the local audience lirst. (Norman Chalmers)
regular line up of piano/keyboards. bass. drums. guitar. brass and reeds. Modern. bop. some mainstream. blues.
I Sophie Bancrott/Spilte Wright Three Tuns Wine Vaults. Hanover Street. 8.30—11pm. Young female vocalist with respect for jazz songs.
I Charlie McHair's Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. Evening.
THURSDAY 16 g .
I Jiveass Blues and Boogie Wintersgills. Great Western Road. 8.30-11pm. Great R&B band. Two vocalists. ex Poets. Does anyone remember them?
I Live Jazz Blackfriars. Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Check for details.
I Gordon Fyne Trio Afton Hotel. Grosvenor Crescent. Evening.
I Shore Music The Shore Bar/Restaurant. The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Tonight Pschyco Blue comprises young. low key lady vocalist, accompanying piano.
I Joe Capaldi Quartet Brandos. Blair Street. Evening.
I Criterion Jazz Band Fat Sams, Fountainbridge. Evening.
I Templehall Stampers Temple Hotel. Esplanade. Joppa. 669 4264. Evening. Trad and dixie residents.
I Jiveass Blues and Boogie lngrams Bar.
Queen Street. 9.30—1 1.30pm. Mature Rhythm and Blues band. Best in town.
I Glasgow Rhythm Club Unitarian Church. 73 Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Established 1933. Records and talk/discussion. Tonight Charlie Band talks on the weel kent Duncan Whyte.
I George McGowan Trio with Linda Fletcher Blackfriars. Bell Street, Merchant City. 552 5924. Evening. Resident group and singer.
I Chick Corea/Gary Burton Queens Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. Note early start at 7.15pm. £8.50 (£7). Tickets from Queens Hall Box Office; Virgin Records. Princes Street; Ripping Records. North Bridge: Iona Records. Stockwell Street. Glasgow. One of the most remarkable duos in modern jazz. Virtuoso piano and vibes. See panel.
I Danny Dorrlan and Friends Cumberland Hotel. West Coates Gardens. 8.30—11pm. I Liz MacEwan/Jim Henry Crest Hotel, Queensferry Road, 332 2442. 7.45—11.45pm.Sou1/jazz with piano accompaniment.
I Alpha Jazz Quartet Ellersley House Hotel. Ellcrsley Road. Corstorphine. 337 6888. 8—11pm.
SATURDAY 18 . Glasgow
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 Dill Fanning Orchestra Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 2pm. Weekly event.
I Ron Moore, Rikki Fernandez and Friends La Taverna. 7a Lansdowne Crescent. 339 7128. 9—1 1pm. Free. Resident guitar and bass with guest musician each week.
I Society Quartet Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 271 61 12. 8pm. 50p. Music and dancing with Ted Bosley. guitar; Jimmy Alston. vocals; George Morrison. bass guitar; Pat Gallagher. drums.
3 I Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1. Rutland
Street. 225 2433. Lunchtime.
I Dr MacJazz Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening. Trad venue.
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;] 1.30pm. Singer leads sax andguitar band.
I Liz MacEwan/Jim Henry Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 332 2442.
7.45—1 1.45pm. Songs. bluesy and soulful. at the piano.
SUNDAY 19 _ Glasgow
I Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street, 221 61 12. 2pm. £1. Directed by Bobby Wishart.
I Spike Robinson/Sandy Taylor Trlo Society OfMusicians. Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 8pm. £4.50 (£3). American tenor star.
I Paisley Arts Jan Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. Lunchtime from 12.30pm. Today, the Jimmy Guy Quartet. I Duncan Whyte Jazz Band Studio One Lounge. Grosvenor Hotel. Byres Road. 730-1030.
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 Basement Club L'Attache. Rutland Hotel. West End of Princes Street. 2—6pm. Free. Bar meals available all afternoon. Jazz in the basement bar. organised by Bill Kyle and Sophie Bancroft. The second Sunday for this new informal club, with no membership other than a liking for jazz. The format is to have a trio from a pool of the younger musicians around town and a weekly guest soloist. This week tenor star and broadcaster Gordon Cruikshank.
I Brian Kelloclt Trio Platform 1. Caledonian Hotel, Rutland Place. 1--3pm. Modern jazz piano.
I Liz MacEwan/Jlm Henry Cafe A La Ronde. York Place. 12.30-2.30pm. Blues, jazz and soul for your lunch.
I Jim Henry Group Racburn Bar. Racburn Place. 1-2.30pm.
I Acanthus Waverley Bridge. By Waverley Station entrance. Live lunchtime music from the Diplomats of Jazz.
I Capital Jazz Band Crest Hotel, Queensferry Road. 332 2442. 2—5pm. I Jan Sunday Royal British Hotel. Princes Street. 8—11pm. Free. unless special guest artists are performing. Tonight the residents, Mike Hart's Society Syncopators include singer Wendy Weatherby.
I Barony Jazz Barony Bar, Broughton Street, 557 0546. Live band. 830—] 1pm. Tonight Melanie O’Rellly and Francis Cowan, vocals with guitar.
I Alpha Jan Quartet Elle rsley House Hotel. Ellersley Road. Corstorphine. 337
“The List 10 — 23 March 1989