Renfield Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £9.50. £8.50. One ofthe best songwriters ofthe last ten years. although selfindulgence has cost him a lot of followers over the years. The Live (1980-6) collection does show what a lot he has to offer. though.
I De La Soul Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. Among the first British dates for rappers whose Three Fool High and Rising album has received much acclaim. Their live show. however. manages to include too many cliches to make it as fresh as the album.
I Tull Love Fixx Bar. 86 Miller Street.248 2859. 10pm. Free. Heavy competition tonight as to where to go — although I suspect that the Scotland v. France match on TV may cause attendances to suffer.
I Live music Saints and Sinners. 272 Saint Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. Double bill of Edinburgh and Glasgow bands. not yet confirmed.
I Nailan l lalt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Folky residency.
I Neil Sedaka Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £1 1. £9. £7. Though he could have been a classical pianist. Sedaka chose the path that led to the Brill Building. and fame asa songwriter and performer himself. Despite dips in his career. he provided hits for decades. like the evergreen ‘Oh! Carol‘. and. though 50 this year. shows no signs ofgoing away.
I Capone and The Bullets Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. The leading Glasgow ska band. now signed to thc Bluebeat label. which also puts out Bad Manners‘ records. and planning to release two singles and an album before the end of the year. the first one being due about now. impending Halfway to Paradise appearance.
I Another Bendy Window and Big Strauss Finsbury Park. South St Andrew Street. 556 1020.
I The Rootsies Duo Snatchers. High Street. 225 7191. 9pm. Free.
I Kevin Tail Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 6569. Free.
THURSDAY 12 Glasgow
I River City People Fury Murrys. 96 Maxwell Street. 221 651 l. 10.30pm. Fine Liverpudlian band. whose debut album. Say Something Good (also the title oftheir next single) is now in the shops. at a special introductory price.
I Live music Esquire House. 1487 Great Western Road. 334 9491. 9pm. Free.
I Alto Cirrus. Slurpy Gloop and Presence Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Three bands from Fife tonight. and. although we can‘t speak for Presence. Cirrus and the Slurpies have it in common that they both sound like they‘re probably good bands to get out your box to (though we haven‘t ﬁeld-tested this theory). The Slurpies turned out a home-recorded. rather hallucinatory LP a couple of years ago. and Alto Cirrus took to the stage like unreconstructed hippies - and proud ofit. I Fiaere Nilssen Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. See Fri29. I Root Love Pelican. Cowgate . 225 5413. I Seven Eleven Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 6569. Free. Blues and rock classics.
I The Rootsies Duo Ryrie‘s. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 29.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
FRIDAY 29 Glasgow
I Glasgow Rhythm Club Unitarian Church. Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. New members and guests very welcome. Talks and recordings. Tonight ‘Festivals ofJazz’ by Bill Winter and atalk by Ernie Speirs.
I Chick Lyall Quartet Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. Keyboards. alto sax. bass and drums.
I BB's Jazz BB's Bar. 1 BaronyStreet. Filipino inﬂuenced.
I Liz MacEwan/Jim Henry Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 332 2442. 7.45—11.45pm. Soul/blues and standards from fine singer with pianist.
I Alpha Jazz Quartet Ellersley 1 louse Hotel. Ellersley Road. Corstorphine. 337 6888. 8—1 1pm.
SATURDAY 30 Glasgow
I George McKay Band Queen Margaret Union. Glasgow University. 1pm. Contemporary compositions from bassist and band.
I Bo Weevil Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. Electric Blues band.
I Bill Fanning Orchestra Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2pm. £1. Resident band.
I George McGowan Orchestra Berlin Lounge Bar. 8—1() West George Street. Queen Street Station. 335 2382. 2—5pm. Free. The Big Band repertoire.
I Dunlermline Jazz Festival Glen Pavilion. Pittencrieff Park. Dunfermline. 2pm-23m. Bars. Food. lst oftwo days. 18 bands altogether. Tickets (All sessions) £20. 1 Day Ticket£12.50. EveningTicket £7.50. Visa and Access. Carnegie Hall Box Ofﬁce 0383 720108. Also free jazz of all sorts in a dozen town centre pubs 1—3pm. Today's guests in the Pavilion are at 2pm the Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra; 3pm Jimmy Deuchar Quintet; 4pm Dick Lee’s Chamber Jazz; 5pm Alter Eight Mince; 6pm KB Big Band; 7pm John Rae Collective; 8pm Cami Kidd and the Sandy TaylorTrio; 9.30pm Martin Taylor Quartet; 11pm Tommy Sampson Big Band. then a late night jam session till 2am. See Sun lst and Music Preview.
I Momington Locket Quartet Negociants. Bristo Square. 9pm. Highly rated young London tenor player. up for tomorrow‘s Dunfermline Jazz Festival appearance in the Jim Mullen band. gets together with some of the best young Edinburgh players.
I Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1.Rutland Street. 12.30—3pm. Free.
I Toto And The Jazz Bostons Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 2—4pm.
I Liz MacEwan/Jim Henry Crest Hotel. Queensferry Road. 332 2442.
7.45—1 1 .45pm. Soul jazz singer with pianist.
I Dr MacJan Basin Street. Haymarket. Evening. Trad venue.
I BB's Jazz BB‘s Bar. 1 Barony Street. Filipino inﬂuenced.
I That Swing Thang Negociants. Bristo
Square. 9pm. Jazz jive vocals and funnies.
SUNDAY 1 Glasgow
I Spike Robinson and the Sandy TaylorTrio Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 8pm. £5. (£3). American tenor sax star.
I Westwood Club 11 Blythswood Square. Doors open 7.45pm. £4 Members £3. Music 8—1 1pm. Bar and snacks. Waitress service. Listen or dance. Tables booked 204 2328 weekdays. 221 3850 evenings and weekends. Tonight the George Ogilvie Dixielanders get happy.
I Paisley Arts Jazz Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 12.30pm. Free. Today the Stephen Coutts Quartet.
I Tim Barella Big Band Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2pm. Non membersil.
I Ah Umm Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. Laid-back quartet. with Hawaiian sax/clarinet player.
I George Penman's Jazz Band Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. Trad from 8.30—10.50pm.
I Dunlermline Jazz Festival Glen Pavilion. Pittencrieff Park. Dunfermline. 2pm—2am. Bars. Food. Second oftwo days. 18 bands altogether. Tickets (All
sessions)£20. 1 Day Ticket£12.50.
Evening Ticket £7.50. Visa and Access. Carnegie Hall Box Office (1383 720108. Also free jazz of all sorts in a dozen town centre pubs 1-3pm. Today‘s guests in the Pavilion kick off at 2pm with the File Youth Jazz Orchestra; 3pm Bruce Adams/Roy Williams Quintet; 4pm Spike Robinson Quartet; 5pm Jim Mullen/Momington Locket Quartet; 6pm Adrian Drover’s Jazzwegian Brass; 7pm Fat Sam's Band; 8pm Tal Farlow Trio; 9.15pm Bobby Wellins/Don Weller Quintet; 10.30pm Jimmy Deuchar Festival Big Band. See Sat 30th and Music Preview. I Mornington Locket Quartet Oddfellows. Forrest Road. 9pm. Highly rated young London tenor player. up for today‘s Dunfermline Jazz Festival appearance in the Jim Mullen band. gets togetherwith some of the best young Edinburgh players.
I Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. 12.30pm-3pm. Free.
I Kinsey Report Ship On the Shore. Shore. Leith. 8pm. Four piece Cafe/jazz.
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 Syncopators.
I Melanie O'Reilly and Francis Dowan Barony Bar. Broughton Street. 5570546. 8.30—1 1pm. Jazz vocalist with guitar.
I Alpha Jazz Quartet Ellersley House Hotel. Ellersley Road. Corstorphine. 337
6888. 8—1 1pm.
I Liz MacEwan/Jack Finlay Trio Fairmile lnn. Hillend. 8.30—11pm. Fine soul jazz smger.
MONDAY 2 Glasgow
I Paisley Arts Blues Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. Free. Rhythm and Blues from the Road Rockets.
I Momington Locket Duanet Negociants. Bristo Square. 9pm. Highly rated young London tenor player. up for yesterday‘s Dunfermline Jazz Festival appearance in the Jim Mullen band. gets together with some of the best young Edinburgh players.
I East Coast Jazz Band Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 331 9922. Evening. 9pm—midnight. Resident Trad band.
I Martin Foster Trio Maxies Bistro. West Nicolson Street. 9pm—midnight. Reeds. guitar and bass.
TUESDAY 3 Glasgow
I Bobby Wishart Group Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Evening. Leading Glasgow bop and fusion saxophonist.
I Jan Night Boswell Hotel. Mansion House Road. Langside. 8pm. Trumpeter George Ogilvie leads Trad and Dixie night.
I Rootsie Tootsie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Rhythm and Blues Band.
I Swing '89 Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Evening. Django-based swing foursome.
I Shore Music The Shore Bar/Restaurant. The Shore. Leith. 9pm. Tonight Robert Pettlgrew and Kenny Ellis. piano/double bass.
I Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel. Mayfield Gardens. 667 2828. Evening.
I Edith Budge and the Rhythm Kings Cafe a la Ronde. corner of York Place and Broughton Street. 8—1 1pm. Free. Mainstream and trad.
WEDNESDAY 4 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Glasgow Society Of Musicians. Berkeley Street. 2216112. 8.30pm. 50p. Bar.Club residents.
I Jazz At The Brig Cramond Brig Hotel. Queensferry Road. 339 4350. 8—1 1pm. Alternate weeks. band and vocalist. Fionna Duncan/Jack Findlay Trio or Fay
Assembly Music presents A Z Z IN EDINBURGH Autumn Concerts 1989 October 20 BOB BERG/MIKE STERN BAND November 10 ANDY SHEPPARD BIG BAND November 17 29th STREET SAXOPHONE QUARTET December 1 CHRIS BARBER BAND December 8 JOHN MCLAUGHLIN TRIO All concerts at Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, 8.30pm. Tickets on sale now
from Queen’s Hall Box Office (031 668 2019); Virgin Records, Princes Street, and Iona Records, 155 Stockwell Street, Glasgow.
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