LISTINGS GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 28 5
, there with Frank Sinatra
I Carol Kidd and her Orchestra Theatre Royal. 8pm. £17.50. £15.£12.5(). £10. £8.50. £6. £4. Glasgow‘s favourite jazz singer is fast becominga fixture at the Jazz Festival. and is always guaranteed to get it offto a rousing start. As with her Christmas Concert Hall appearance. she will use what she calls her ‘Scottish trio‘ of Dave Newton. Ronnie Rae and John Rae. as well as Adrian Drover's rather pop-ish arrangements for the sugary Orchestra. A definite bonus isthe presence of special guest Martin Taylor on guitar.
I Bob Berg/Mike Stern Quartet Tramway. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Guitarist Stern and saxman Berg play bright. melodic modern jazz with more than a hint of fusion inﬂuence. Both are alumni of the Miles Davis band ofthe 80s, but. like John Scofield. have gone on from that launching-pad to establish solid reputations as leaders in their own right. I Blues 'n' Trouble Late Night Club at Tramway. llpm. £5 (£3). Popular Edinburgh r'n‘b outfit.
I The Famous Grouse Riverboat Shuttle P.S. Waverley. Sails 7.30pm. £12. Always a popular
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in advance. Music is strictly traditional jazz from Alex Gentleman Band. Kit Carey Jazz Band and Charlie 'MCNair’sJazz Band.
I Betty Carter and herTrio Tramway. 7.30pm. £8 (16)- See Preview.
I Bonnie Scott Sextet Late Night Club at Tramway. 11pm. £5 (£3). One ofthe most famous faces in British jazz. the saxophonist isn‘t getting any younger. but can still summon up the mellifluous. Stan Getz and Zoot Sims-influenced tone which marked him out among the British boppers ofthe 50s. When he gets tired. the more Coltrane-influenced Mornington Locket can take over; the rest ofthe band features Dick Pearce on trumpet. John Critchinson on piano. Shetlander Ron Mathewson on bass. and drummer Martin Drew. I The Famous Grouse Riverboat Shuttle P.S. Waverley. Sails 10am. £15. Today‘s bands are the
Clyde Rhythm Group. George Peninan‘sJazz Band. Swing91. and The Spirits of Rhythm.
I Mel Tomé and George Shearing Royal Concert Hall. 7.30pm. £18. £15. £12. £8. For my money. Mel Tormé is right iip
; standards. and is even : more ofa genuine jazz ‘ singerthan anyofhis
contemporaries. It has been a long time since he performed in Scotland. and his appearance with pianist George Shearing promises to be one ofthe highlights of the Festival. although it is actually a
, promotion by the Concert
Hall itself. which has been slipped into the Festival programme through the back door. Tickets had all
3 but gone as we went to press. but the concert is being recorded by Radio
2. L I Carlos Ward Quartet & . Tom Bancrott Big Band
Tramway. 7.3(lpm. £8 (£6). Saxophonist (‘arlos Ward is arguably the unknown quantity ofthe Festival programme. lie is best-known for his work
: and resourceful performer ? in his own right. and leads . a powerful quartet which
also features Michelle
brochure) on piano. Emanuel Gatewood on
bass. and drummer
Pheeroan Aklaff. The
r Tom Bancroft Big Band
will open the concert. playing the leader‘s
I The Jiving Lindy-Hoppers with The Capital Jazz Band Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 2pm. Free. This popular young dance troupe have made a speciality of highly colourful and energetic versions of early jazz-age dance styles like the one which gave them their
I Ronnie Scott Sextet Late Night Club at Tramway.
1 1pm. £5 (£3). See Saturday 29.
I Herbie Hancock. Wayne Shorter. Stanley Clarke and Omar Hakim Royal Concert Hall. 8pm. £20. £15.£1().£5. Sec
I The Cotton Club Theatre Royal. 7.15pm. £3.50—£15. A theatrical tribute tollarlem‘s famous nightclub.
I Oscar Peterson Royal Concert Hall. 8pm. £25. £20. £15. £10. Whenthe Canadian-born pianist appeared at the Glasgow
Festival in 1989. he was something of a disappointment. but the word is that his being re-united with the members of his most famous trio — guitarist Ilerb Ellis and the great Ray Brown on bass. plus drummerJeff I lamilton— has kindled the missing spark. In full flow. Peterson is quite unforgettable.
I The Cotton Club Theatre Royal. 7.15pm. £3.5()—£15.See Monday I.
I Picanle Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 5pm.
I Cleo Laine and John
Dankworth Royal Concert Hall. 8pm. £18. £15.£l2. £11). Brian Morton‘s brochure essay makes a better case for the continued vitality oftheir music than Dankworth and Lainc manage to these days. On the evidence of their Edinburgh Jazz Festival appearance last year. the whole thing has now grown so polite and well-behaved that it
I hardly rates as jazz at all.
although it seems to do little to diminish their popularity. As always. the band is a strong one. with
1 Dave ()‘Iligginsontenor
saxophone. Bill Le Sage on vibes. John llorler at the piano. Malcolm (‘reese on bass and Alan Ganley on drums. but the principals keep them firmly in check. more’s the pity.
I John Scolield Quartet & Orphy Robinson and Avanas 'l‘ramway. 7.30pm. £8 (£6).
: I Dick Morrissey & Roy
Williams Society of Musicians. 8pm. £5 (£3). Saxophonist Morrisscy (of Morrissey-Mullen Band fame) and trombone maestro Williams combine with the John Patrick Trio in the major event of the Society‘sJazz Festival series (see below). A treat for mainstream jazz fans.
I The Cotton Club Theatre Royal. 7.15pm. £3.5(l—£15.See Monday 1.
I 83 King Royal Concert Hall. 8pm. £21). £15.£lll. £5. The king ofthe blues guitar seemed a little past it the last time I heard him. but the punters clearly disagree. because the sold out notices have been up on this concert for weeks.
IAnuro Sandoval Group Tramway. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). See Preview.
I The Cotton Club Theatre Royal. 7.15pm. £3.50—£15.Sec Monday 1.
I Andy Sheppard's In Co-Motion Tramway.
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