Oates listed below are tor one-oil shows: see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our utiices at least one week beiore publication. Jan Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I New Orleans Mardi Gras Strathclydc Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Popular but less than authentic New Orleans jazz from Max Collie and the New Orleans Masters. plus Chicago-born singer Marilyn MiddletonoPoiloclt.
I Melanie O’Reilly Ouintet The Basement Club. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. lOpm—lam (no admission after 1 1.30pm). £3.50 (2.50). Meianie's band Watch What Happens were one ofthe most promising units on the Scottish scene. and the Dublin-born. Edinburgh-based singer has developed enormously over the past couple of years. She gets together with regular keyboardman Ronnie Rae Jr for what should be an excellent occasion.
I Steve Williamson Band Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £6.£7, £8.50; concessions £4 on door if available. Steve Williamson has long seemed the most individual and unpredictable talent on the new British jazz scene. and will show off his latest musical direction in the
+ support JOHN CAMPBELL BAND
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EDINBURGH Sat .93 NC. < PLAYHOUSE — 031 557 2590 .3; M. ROYAL CONCERT HALL — 041 227 5511
| estimable Brian Keiloclt will open the gig t with a solo set. See preview.
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I John Murray Orchestra Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2—5pm. £1 . Greenock-based mainstream big band.
I Candlelight Jazz Club Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street. 2216112. 9pm—midnight. £3. Traditional jazz club featuring George Penman's Jazzmen.
I Budapest Ragtime Orchestra MacRobert Centre. University of Stirling. 078661081. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). Traditional outfit from Hungary (but you guessed that. didn‘t you?)
I John Medcall and Jake liesltla Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. Tickets from 6684540. or on door. 8pm. £2.The concert will feature these young jazz and i blues pianists. with a small group drawn from the ranks ofthe Edinburgh University Big Band. and an acapella smgtng group.
I Big Band Session Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street,2216112.2—5pm.£1. Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra alternate with Tim Barella Big Band.
I lvory Black’s Revue Club 56 Oswald Street. 9pm. £1.50; £2.50after 10pm; free to musicians. The featured band are Berkeley Street Blues. an off-shoot of the Strathclydc Youth Jazz Orchestra. From 10.45pm, the house trio takes over, with guests sitting in.
Queen’s Hall Edinburgh 031 668 2019
Presented by Assembly Direct 031 557 4446
Swinging jazz or the highest order, played by ex Louis Armstong clarinettist.
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I Kit Carey's Jazz Band Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 2216112. 9pm—midnight. £2. Traditional. -
WEDNESDAY 13 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor and John Henry Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 8.30pm. £1 . Mainstream piano and bass
duo. with guests.
THURSDAY 14 Glasgow
I Mike Travis's £1115 Rafﬂes. Queen Street. Stirling. 0786 51970. 9.30pm-midnight. £1. Contemporary jazz with ethnic overtones from the Edinburgh-based quartet. featuring Steve Kettley on saxophones. Graham Muiron guitar. Stuart Smith on basses, and drummer Mike Travis. This is a new venue forjazz in Stirling.
' FRIDAY 15
I Bill Wells Octet The Basement Club. Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 10pm— 1 am (no admission after 11.30pm). £3.50 (£2.50). This adventurous eight-piece led by trumpeter Bill Wells are already established as a popular draw at the club.
I Peanuts Hucko Ail-Stars Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £7,928.50. £9.50; concessions (£4) on door if available. Return visit for clarinettist Peanuts Hucko. who came to notice with Glenn Miller. and featured in bands led by Eddie Condon and Louis Armstrong. among others. Hucko leads a strong traditional outﬁt which straddles the Atlantic, featuring three young American soloists in trumpeter Glen Zottola, pianist Mark Shane and guitarist Frank Rynola. alongside established UK stars Roy Williams on trombone. Danny Moss on saxophone. and Len Skeat on bass. Mark Maniatt is on drums. and Hucko‘s wife Louise Tobin is guest vocalist. Support comes from Brian Kelloclt and Jimmy Gilmour.
SATURDAY 16 Glasgow
I Candlelight Jazz Club Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 9pm—midnight. £3. See Saturday 9.
I Big Band Session Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street. 221 61 12. 2—5pm. £1. Sec Sunday 10.
I Danny Moss Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 61 12. 8pm. £7 (members £4). Danny Moss's powerful saxophone style has been a ﬁxture ofthe mainstream-to-bop end of the British jazz scene for years. He will play with the Sandy Taylor Trio on this occasion, with vocal contributions from singer Jeanie
MONDAY 18 Glasgow
I ivory Black's Revue Club 56 Oswald Street. 9pm. £1.50; £2.50 after 10pm; free to musicians. See Monday 11.
I Kit Carey’s Jazz Band Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 2216112. 9pm—midnight. £2. Traditional.
WEDNESDAY 20 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor and John Henry Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 2216112. 8.30pm. £1. See Wednesday 13.
I Combined Charities Big Band Concert Younger Hall. St Andrews. 7.45pm. The Colin Thompson Big Band play swing favourites in aid of six worthy charities. Ring Tom Duncan on 0334 779 10 for ticket information.
THURSDAY 21 Glasgow
I Eberhard Weber-Gary Boyle Ouartet Strathclydc Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511.8pm. £7.50 (£4.50). It has taken twenty yearsto bring bass maestro Weber and guitarist Boyle together again. but the results should be intriguing. Pianist Pete Jacobson and drummer Caroline Boaden complete the band. See preview.
The lollowing details are tor regularweeltiy dates: see main listings iorone-oli shows. Gigs are listed by city. than by day. Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. Jazz Residencies Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Sylvia Rae Ouartet McKirdy‘s. 43 Assembly Street. Leith. 553 6363. 9pm. Free. Mainstream.
I Danny Donian The Taller Bar and Restaurant. 23 Commercial Street. Leith. 5549999. 7.30—10pm. Mainstream piano. I Spirits oi Rhythm Haymarket Bar. Haymarket Terrace. 8.30pm. Free. Traditional.
I Ray Brown Set Old Orleans Restaurant. Grindley Street. 8.30pm. Traditional.
I Alpha Jazz Ouartet Young‘s Hotel. Leamington Terrace. 229 6481. 8.30pm. Free. Traditional.
I Live Jan PM’s Piano Bar. Albany Hotel. Albany Street. 556 0397. 7.30pm. Free.
I Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1.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 Flonna Duncan McKirdy‘s. Assembly Street. Leith. 553 6363. 9pm. Free. Traditional and blues singer.
I St Stephen Street Stompers Cavern Bar. 7 Bernard Street. Leith. 554 7515. Noon—2.30pm. Traditional.
I Doctor McJazz Young‘s Hotel. Leamington Terrace. 229 6481 . 8.30pm. Free. Traditional.
I Live Jan PM‘s Piano Bar. Albany Hotel, Albany Street. 556 0397. 7.30pm. Free.
I St Stephen Street Stompers Cavern Bar. 7 Bernard Street. Leith. 554 7515. 2—4pm. Traditional.
I Capital Jazz Band Holiday inn. Oucensferry Road. 339 1144. 2—5pm. Free. Traditional.
I Danny Oorrian The Taller Bar and Restaurant, 23 Commercial Street. Leith. 554 9999. 4.30—7pm. Mainstream piano. I The Climax Jazz Band Glencairn Hotel, Royal Circus, 225 5218. 5.30—7.30pm. Free. Traditional.
I Jan Session Thistle Hotel. 59 Manor Place. 225 6144. 6—9pm. Free. Musicians welcome.
I The Goodbye Look McKirdy‘s. Assembly Street, Leith. 553 6363. 7.30—10.30pm.
46 The List 8— 21 November 1991