ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
Street. 225 6843. Rock and blues covers.
I Red Hot and Blue Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Rock‘n‘roll.
I eluelinger Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. 9.30pm. See Fri.
I The Gods 0t Glam St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm.
I Leo Johnson Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9.30pm. Singer i recently departed from a well-known Edinburgh band goes his own way. Watch out for the soap in the sock.
I The Rootsies Duo Ryrie's. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. See Fri.
I The ldle Poor Leith Oyster Bar.The Shore. 554 6294. 9pm. Covers.
I David Valentine and Murray lnnes Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 3379922. 5 9pm. Free. Vocals and sax.
Light Music is listed by date. then by city. Perlormances will be listed . subiectlo space, provided that details reach our ollices at least one week belore publication. Light Music Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I Let's Do It Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 6.30pm. £9.50. £8.50. £7.50. £5.50. Paul Jonesof Manfred Mann fame presents a tribute to Cole Porter. which will probably be more faithful than that provided by the Red Hot and Blue compilation. on the eve ofwhat would have been his centenary. Sec preview.
I Just Me And Her Traverse Theatre. West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. 10.15pm. Highly versatile singer. actress and TV personality Terry Neason and pianist Hilary Brooks in a night ofjazz. blues. country and contemporary songs.
SUNDAY 9 - Glasgow
I Shirley Bassey SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. £17.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union
Street. 226 4679. A rescheduled date for i the Welsh diva.
TUE DAY 11 Edinburgh
I James Last Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £19.50.£17.50.£l3.50.£11.50.Theusual orchestral interpretations of pop classics. 1 but look out for some of the latest additions to his set: ‘Night OfThe Living ' Bassheads‘. ‘Kinky Afro‘ and maybe a couple of Manic Street Preachers numbers for an encore. A very well-received feature on this tour has been theJohnny Thunders tribute medley for which the entire string section roll up their sleeves and mime fixing up. lts popularity has only been eclipsed by the Stiv Bators homage. for which Last himself is mown down when a pantomime car mounts the stage.
WEDNESDAY 12 Edinburgh
I James Last Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £19.50. £17.50. £13.50. £1 1 .50. See Tue 11.
Dales listed below are lorone-oll shows: see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our olllces at least one week belore publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
FRIDAY 31 Edinburgh
I Jim Hall Quartet Queen‘s l lall. Clerk
' Street.668 2019.8.30pm.£8.50/£6.50;
concessions on door if available. The legendary guitarist plays his only UK date. leading his current quartet with pianist Larry Goldings. Steve LaSpina on bass. and drummer Tert y Clarke. Not to be missed. See preview.
SATURDAY 1 Edinburgh
I Those Women 01 the Vaudeville Blues Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £4 (£3). Singer Marilyn Middleton Pollock is essentially a folk artist who has earned herself a niche on thejazz festival circuit with this tribute to the great women blues singers Bessie Smith. Ma Rainey. Sippie Wallace and Victoria Spivey. (Spring Fling)
TUESDAY 4 Edinburgh
I Musicade Late Night Jazz Assembly Rooms. George Street. 2204349. 8pm. £4 (£2.50). Edinburgh has acquired a strange sense of time in jazz circles. with concerts in the Round Midnight event during the Festival regularly starting at 7.30pm. and now this Late Night Jazz concert kicking offal 8pm. That aside. this looks like a thoroughly worthwhile event. as several of the city‘s prominent jazzers — The John Rae Collective. The Bill Kyle Quintet. the Jan Swanson Quartet and singer Freddie King— get together to play a benefit for children with special needs. (Spring Fling)
FRIDAY 7 Edinburgh
I Abdullah Ibrahim and Basil Coetzee Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £7.50/£6; concessions on door if available. Business is likely to be brisk for the return of the South African pianist. who is supposed to be performing in the company of current Ekaya saxman and fellow exile Basil Coetzee. although it seems that he is now considering playing solo. for financial rather than artistic reasons. Sec preview.
SATURDAY 8 ;
I Let's Do lt-The Genius ol Cole Porter Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm £9.50—£5.50. A celebration of the centenary ofthe birth of Cole Porter. starring singers Paul Jones and Elaine Delmar. The Mick Pyne Trio and
Keith Smith's Manhattan Club All-Stars. See ? 944 4402.
I Abdullah Ibrahim and Basil Coetzee Strathclyde Suite. Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £7. Or perhaps just Ibrahim himself— see Friday 7
I Forth Ferries Riverboat Shuttle Forth Ferries. Granton Harbour. 552 3631. Leave Granton 8.30pm. Burntisland 9pm. £12.50 (includes New Orleans Fork Supper); booking essential. Cruise the Firth of Forth to the ﬂoodlit Forth Rail
Bridge and back. to the sound of traditional jazz from Mike Hart and The St Louis Ragtimers.
SUNDAY 9 Edinburgh
I Let's Do lt-The Genius 01 Cole Porter King‘s Theatre. Home Street. 2291201. 7.30pm. £8—£4.50. See Saturday 8. By chance. this Edinburgh occasion marks the centenary of Porter‘s birth to the day. See preview.
MONDAY 10 Edinburgh
I Eduardo Niebla and Antonio Forcione Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4349. 8pm. £5 (£3.50). The guitarists are becoming regular visitors to the city. and seem to increase their audience each time they come. Jazz is only one element in their distinctive blend. which also includes flamenco. rock. blues. and more than a little classical.
THURSDAY 13 Edinburgh
I Edinburgh Jazz Duintet Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 2204349. 8.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). The quintet. featuring singer Edith Budge, present their own version of the history ofjazz.
The following details are for regular weekly dates: see main listings lor one-oil shows. Gigs are listed by city, then by day. Residencies will be listed. provided that up-lo-dale details are supplied to us. Jazz Residencies Listlngs compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Basement Club and elackrriars Jazz Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. Club lOpm—l .30am (no admission aftcr11.30pm).£2.50inc. buffet. The club operates from the basement of a well-established pub venue with a good record for supportingjazz. Artists will vary from week to week. Music in the upstairs bar will continue as before. again with a variety ofperformers. and may include some blues as well as
Jazz. I Date Qui John Street. 552 6099. 9pm—12pm. Free. Kenny Coventry Quartet on Fri 31. George Ogilve's Dixielanders on Fri 7.
I Johnny Scoble's London Road. 552 3204. 8.30pm. Free. Live Jazz.
I Kurt Wylie Baby Grand. Elmbank Gardens. Charing Cross. 248 4942. 9pm. Free. Mainstream piano.
I Glasgow Rhythm Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Discussion and music on record. New members are
' always welcome. Details from Jim
Henderson on 334 4225 or Bill Winter on
I Society Session Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2pm. £1. Traditional blowing session.
I George Penman's Jazzmen Carnegie's. 142 St Vincent Street. 226 3833. 1.30pm. Free. Traditional.
I Bobby Deans Quintet Curlers. 256 Byres Road. 334 1284. 3pm. Free. Mainstream. plus guests.
I Kurt Wylie Baby Grand. Elmbank
Gardens. Charing Cross. 248 4942. 9pm. Free. Mainstream piano.
I Paisley Arts Jazz The Bar. Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 12.30pm. Free. Artists change weekly. Check with venue for details.
I lllgel Clark, Chick Lyall and Andy Mitchell Prima Vera Restaurant and Ventura Cafe Bar. 50—60 King Street. 552 1388. Noon. Free. Excellent guitar. piano and bass combination.
I The Basement Trio Brewery Tap. 1055 Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866. 2.30—5.15pm. Free. Guitarist Dominic Ashworth. drummer Ian Copeland (both of Ah Um). and bassman George Lyle. plus guest each week.
I Sunday Swing with Craig McMurdo and The Swing Kings Pier 39. Clyde Street. 221 0021. 1.30pm—4.30pm. Free. Mainstream. I Big Band Session Society ofMusicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2pm. £1. The excellent Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra alternate with the Tim Barella Big Band.
I Ah Um Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. Free. Electric quintet.
I George Penman’s Jazzmen Curlers. 256 Byres Road. 334 1284. 8pm. Free. Traditional.
I Bobby Deans Duartet Curlers. 256 Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free. Mainstream. plus guests.
I Kit Carey's Jazz Band 147 Club. Cheapside Street. off Broomielaw. 221 0271 . 9pm. Free. Traditional.
I Bobby Wishart Group Hall Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Bop to fusion.
I Ah Um Chicago Meatpackers. Hope Street. 9.30pm—1 1.30pm. Free. Electric quintet.
I Sandy Taylor and John Henry Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 2216112. 8.30pm. £1. Mainstream.
I Another Hairdo Mitchell's. North Street. 204 4312. 9pm. Free. Mainstream to modern duo.
I Modulation McKirdy's. 43 Assembly Street. Leith. 553 6363. 9pm. Free. Mainstream. Lunchtime jazz jam at 12.30pm.
I Jack Dull P.M.‘s Piano Bar. Albany Hotel. Albany Street. 556 0397. 7.30pm. Free. Mainstream piano.
I Danny Dorrian The Tattler Bar and Restaurant. 23 Commercial Street. Leith. 554 9999. 7.30—10pm. Mainstream piano. I Spirits oi Rhythm Haymarket Bar. Haymarket Terrace. 8.30pm. Free. Traditional.
I Alex Shaw Trio Platform l.Caledonian Hotel. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 1—3pm. Free. Mainstream pianist.
I Toto and the Jazz Bostons Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 2-4pm. Free. Mainstream.
I Sylvia Rae Trio McKirdy's. Assembly Street. Leith. 553 6363. 12.30—3.30pm. Free. Singer plus Trio. Evening session features Modulation at 9pm.
I Jack Dull P.M.'s Piano Bar. Albany Hotel. Albany Street. 5560397. 7.30pm.
Free. Mainstream piano.
I The Hangover Club The Hanover Restaurant and Bar. Hanover Street. 652 1973. 9pm—lam (doors close 11pm). Wide
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