ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
I Lucian Lee Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
I The Guilty Party Bannerman's. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9pm. Free.
I Los Supremos Malt Shovel. Cockburn Street. 225 6843. Rock and blues covers. I Charlie McNair Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 10pm. Free.
I Leo Johnson Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Singer recently departed from a well-known Edinburgh band goes hisown way.
I Bluelinger Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. See Fridays.
I Maya's Voice Tron Bar. Hunter Square. 2201550. Haunting ethereality. compared sometimes with Clannad.
I The Rootsie Duo Ry rie's. l layrnarket Terrace. 337 7582. See 'l‘ues‘days.
I David Valentine and Murray lnnes Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 3379922. 90m. Free. \‘ocalsandsax.
Dates listed below are lor one-oil shows: see separate section lor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Perlormances will be listed. provided that details reach our ottlces at least one week belore publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
FRIDAY 26 . '
I Gregor Clark Duanet The Basement Club. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 10pm— lam (no admission after 1 1 .30pm ). £3.50(£2.50). Trumpet player leads a young quartet in a set of standards with a bop feel. plus some original material. Nigel Clark is on guitar. Andy Mitchell on bass. and Andy McGlassan on drums.
I Trad Jazz Cruise Maid of the Forth. llawes Pier. South Queensferry. 331 1454.
' 8pm. £5.50 (£4.25). A summer night
cruise on the Forth with the HiverBoat Stompers. Runs every Friday until September.
SATURDAY 27 Glasgow
I Tommy Hulcup’s Happy Jazz’rhc ldolize Tent. Nelson's Column. Glasgow Green. 5502104. 12.30pm. 50p(accompanied children free). Mellow traditional jazz to while away lunchtime. (Glasgow Fair).
I Big Music Event Assembly Rooms. George Street. 332 1488. Noon—2am. This is mainly a rock and folk event. but jazz gets an occasional look-in with the likes of Mike Travis‘s Ell 15. See Rock listings for full details.
I Jazz Night Woodside liotel. Aberdour. 0383 860045. 8.30—11.45pm. £2.50. Opening night of the Aberdour Festival. which runs until Sun 4. and includes folk. rock and classical gigs. For full programme and tickets. phone the number listed here. Aberdour is over the Forth Road Bridge in Fife. within easy driving distance of Edinburgh.
SUNDAY 28 I
Column. Glasgow Green. 550 2104. 12.30pm. 50p (accompanied children free). Jazszith strings. (Glasgow Fair.)
I Bill Wells Octet The Basement Club. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. l0pm—l .30am (no admission after 1 1 .30pm). £3.50 (£2.50). An ambitious modern jazz outfit led by guitarist and pianist Bill Wells. and featuring French horn among the more usual jazz instruments. The band play original material in challenging arrangements which occasionally overstrctch them.
I Trad Jazz Cruise Maid of the Forth. llawes Pier. South Queensferry. 31 1454. £5.50(£4.25). See Friday 12.
SATURDAY 3 :
I Big Band Ball Festival Marquee.
llaw kcraig Road. 8pm—-midnight. £6. The Alexander Big Band re-create the classic big band sounds ofGlenn Miller. Tommy Dorsey . Woody Herman. and Ted l leath. 11' they can do all those. they are either very versatile. or —- more likely -- simply reduce each to a lowest common denominator. Aberdour Festival.
SUNDAY 4 Edinburgh
I Jazz Cruise Maid of the Forth. leaving from Abe rdour l larbour. 7.30pm prompt. £6.50. Final night of the Aberdour Festival.
MONDAY 5 Glasgow I Duke Ellington‘s Sophisticated Ladies
King‘s Theatre. 294 Bath Street. 227 5511.
7.30pm: matinees: Wed 2.30pm. Sat 3pm. Broadway musical tribute to the geniusof Duke lillington. although 1 suspect it will have precious little to do with the Duke when you get right down to mUsical cases. Runs nightly until 17 August. Some concessions available. contact box office for details.
TUESDAY 6 Glasgow
I Marion Montgomery Pasta Jazz. Strathclyde Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 3323123. Doors open 7.30pm; performance begins 8.30pm. £8.50. The Mississippi-born singer deals in a cabaret-style popular singing with a polite jazz feel. which should be ideal for the supper-club ambiance ofthis series. Funnilyenough. her former musical partner. Richard Rodney Bennett. played this gig last issue. The Strathclyde Suite will be turned into a jazz club for the occasion. and food is
available from . .30pm onwards.
I Marion Montgomery Pasta Jazz. Strathclyde Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 7.30pm. £8.50. See Tuesday 6.
THURSDAY 8 Glasgow
I Marion Montgomery Pasta Jazz. Strathclyde Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123.
I Rive Gauche The ldolize Tent. Nelson‘s l 7.30pm. £8.50. See Tuesday 6.
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