Edited by Kenny Mathleson.
Listings by iiorrnan Chalmers.
e Glasgow International Jazz Festival is an act oi supreme courage on the ‘ part oi those hardy souls who brought it into being only three years ago.
Given that it arose irom nothing much more than optimistic conviction (and. oi course, a considerable ilnanclal investment bythe city). its progress has been remarkable. This year's event is more varied than ever, stretching the interpretation oi (an irom New Orleans revivaiism to tree-improvisation, Max Collie to Derek Bailey, and all points in between.
Stan Gel: (pictured here by Herman Leonard — see Shortlist) is this year's big capture. but it would be a churllsh (an inn indeed who could iind nothing to litre in the expanded programme. and it now behoves Glasgow- and the rest at Scotland - to give the music the support it deserves. This special includes . interviews with composer-
m-residence Steve Williamson (page 10), John Surman (page 11). Michael Brecker (page 12), Astor Planolla (page 13); previews on Cab Calloway, Abdullah Ibrahim, and the Scottish and French lanmen (all page 14). Listings appear
on page 15.