vocals on the Taggarr music, she‘s still got plenty of what it takes. She’s joined by virtuoso British bluesman Chris Farlow. I First Dew Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Blues.
I Rev Doc And The Congregation Speakers’ Corner, St George‘s Road, 332 1625. British blues champions twice running.
I Moonstonn Clubhouse, Old Sneddon Street, Paisley, 889 4706. 9.30pm. £1 .
I The Acoustic River Detectives (TBC) Dugout, Cathcart Street, Greenock, 0475 27918. 9.30pm. A quick sortie to drum up interest in their new album before going on the road with a full band.
‘ I The Hideaway Blues Band Twa Corbies,
Kilbowie Road, Cumbernauld, 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I Barlryl Barlry and Big Eyed Beans Moray House Student Union, Holyrood Road, 556 8455. Cumbernauld’s drum-machine-driven dynamos charge through several songs praising the lives of cosmonauts. See Sat 5 for Big Eyed Beans.
I Scatter and Big Blue Funky Whale Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm.
£1 .50—£2. lndie-popsters supported by ‘an orchestra of grebo pop'.
I Frog Pelican, Cowgate, 225 5413. See Tue 8.
I Red Hot And Blue Platform One, Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock’n’roll. I Red Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I The Hermon Batista Group StJames Oyster Bar, Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Bluellnger Neighbours, McDonald Road, 557 4928. 9pm. Free. See Sat5.
I Slip Cas Rock Cafe (formerly Lord Damley). West Port, 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I The Comedians Brewsters, South Bridge, 558 3457. 10pm. Free.
I Mustang Sally Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
Dates listed below are lor one-oil shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Pertormances will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least one week beiore publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
F B l DAY 4 Glasgow I Blil \tlells Octet J an at The Dunny, Boglestone Bar, 80 Glassford Street. 9—11.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). An imaginative contemporary outﬁt led by Bill Wells, with a horn section featuring John Longbotham (alto sax and bass clarinet), Russell Cowieson (tenor sax), and John Waller (bass trombone), Kevin MacKenzie on guitar, Lindsay Cooper on bass, Joseﬁna Cupido on percussion, and Alastair Morrow on drums. This is the successor to the old Basement Club previously announced for the City Hall, but now re-housed in a new basement setting.
ATURDAY 5 ' Glasgow
I John Murray Big Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 2216112. 2—5pm. £1 . Mainstream.
I George Penman’s Jazzmen Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 2216112. 8.30pm—midnight. £3. Leading Dixieland band, plus guests.
l suquve I FBIDAY11
7 I Big Band Session Society of Musicians,
73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 2—5pm. £1 .
The Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra
alternate with the Tim Barella Big Band.
' I John Murray Big Band Society of
Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 2216112. 8pm. £2. Beneﬁt concert for Mickey
: I Ah Um Jazz At The Tron, Tron Cellar
Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 220 1550. 9pm-midnight (doors 8.30pm). £3 (£2.50). The Glasgow-based fusion outfit
had a distinctly 705 sound when I last 2 heard them a couple of years ago. The
current band features Dominic Ashworth on guitar, Hilary Brooks on keyboards, Andy Mitchell on 6-string bass, and Iain I
Copeland on drums. and it will be i
interesting to see if they have moved on.
MONDAY 7 Glasgow '
I Kit Carey's Jazz Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 9pm—midnight. £2. Traditional.
I Tam White The Jazz Club, The Music Box, Victoria Street. 668 2019. £5 (£3.50). 1 A deﬁnite book-early job, I would have thought (tickets from Queen's Hall box ofﬁce on the number above), for this home-town leg of a back-to~basics tour for the blues singer, joined by Neil Warden (guitar) and Fraser Speirs (harmonica). The ﬁnal gig of what should be a very l popular tour is in Galashiels, Wed 9, ' Volunteer Hall, 0896 55397, 8pm, £5 (£3.50).
I Free Improvisation at The Tron Tron Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 2201550. 9pm—midnight. Free. Musicians who want to play and listeners are equally welcome to Scotland’s only regular free improvised music gig.
WEDNESDAY 9 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor and Henry Fullerton Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 8.30pm. £1 . Mainstream piano and bass duo, plus guests.
I Plcante Jazz At The Tron, Tron Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 220 ; 1550. 9pm—midnight (doors 8.30pm). £3 § (£2.50). Drummer Ken Mathieson (no i relation) leads his Latin-jazz outfit, with i Donald Corbett on trumpet, Jimmy Woods on alto sax, Campbell Normand on piano, and Ricky Steele on bass.
THURSDAY 10 Glasgow
I Carol Kidd and Georgie Fame City Hall, Candleriggs, 227 5511. 8pm. £9—£15. The last of Assembly Direct‘s major promotions before the end of the year brings together two excellent — and strongly contrasting — singers in a collaboration which was originally planned as a one-off Round Midnight Festival event in 1991, but has blossomed since then. Advance booking is strongly advisable. They go on to Edinburgh (see Fri 11) and Aberdeen (Sat 12, Music Hall, Union Street, 0224 641122.8pm, £8.50—£11).
I ll-V-l Club The Arches, Midland Street, 2219736. 10.30pm—2.30am. £4 (student £3). Afro-jazzers Aboganza are tonight's live band at the club, which also offers a host chanteuse, maitre de table service. cocktails and couture for all you sophisti-cats out there. Note that there is no club next week (Thurs 17).
Glasgow I Bill Kyle’s Janbase Jazz at The Dunny,
Boglestone Bar, 80 Glassford Street.
9—1 1 .30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The drummer
¥ leads a band which combines a boppish
front-line of Eddie Severn (trumpet) and impressive newcomer Ed Rees (soprano sax) with Kevin MacKenzie‘s electric guitar and Andy Mitchell‘s 6-string bass guitar.
I Carol Kidd and Georgie Fame Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £7.50—15. See Thurs 10.
SATURDAY 12 Glasgow
I John Murray Big Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street,2216112. 2—5pm. £1 . Mainstream.
I George Penman's Jazzmen Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street.2216112. 9pm—midnight. £3. Dixieland.
I Craig McMurdo in That Swing Thang The Eurocafe, Assembly Rooms, George Street, 220 4349. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). Another pretty certain sell-out (promotors are clearly going for the hot favourites in the run up to Christmas) as the singer warms up for his two Queen‘s Hall concerts later in the month with a return to the familiar swing and jump-jive routines of the TST format, following his more intimate trio tour in October.
SUNDAY 13 ~ Glasgow
I Big Band Session Society ofMusicians, 73 Berkeley Street,2216112.2-5pm.£1. See Sun 6.
I Peter King with the Brian Kelloclt TrioJazz At The Tron, Tron Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High Street,2201550. 9pm—midnight (doors 8.30pm). £4 (£3.50). This is likely to be the musical highlight of the issue. The saxophonist is the leading British exponent of bebop of his generation. and his meeting with a currently high-ﬂying Brian Kellock should be a memorable one. Not to be missed. See preview.
MONDAY 14 Glasgow
I Kit Carey’s Jazz Band Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 9pm—midnight. £2. Traditional.
WEDNESDAY 16 Glasgow
I Sandy Taylor and Henry Fullarton Society of Musicians, 73 Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 8.30pm. £1 . Mainstream.
I Fionna Duncan Jazz At The Tron,Tron Cellar Bar, 9 Hunter Square, High Street, 220 1550. 9pm—midnight (doors 8.30pm). £2 (£1.50). The singer leads a pool session which is liable to turn into a rollicking pre-Christmas party.
THURSDAY 17 Edinburgh
I Chris Barber’s Jan and Blues Band with Lonnie Donegan Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. 8pm. £1 1—12. Next to Humphrey Lyttelton. Barber isthe survivor of the Trad Boom (although both go back beyond that) who has done most to keep his music fresh. He has an excellent band. and is joined on this occasion by a former group member who
made his name in the skiffle craze, special guest Lonnie Donegan. I‘m not sure that he will add all that much to the music, but there is more than enough already going on there to recommend them in any case.
The lollowing details are tor regular weekly dates: see main listings lorone-oil shows.
Gigs are listed by city. then by day.
Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. Jazz Residencies Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Blacktriars 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Various.
I Calla Oul Cantinetta ltalian Centre, 17 John Street, 552 6099. 9pm—midnight. Various.
I George Penman’s Jazzmen Carnegie‘s, 142 St Vincent Street, 226 3833. 2.30—5.30pm. Traditional.
I Bill Fanning Orchestra Camegie‘s, New Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 3973. 2—5pm. Big band.
I Bobby Deans Quartet Curlers, 256 Byres Road, 334 1284. 2pm. Mainstream.
I Jazz Cabaret Cottier‘s, 93—95 Hyndiand Road, 357 5825. Supper Club (minimum supper charge £4).
I George Penman’s Jazzmen Curlers, 256 Byres Road, 3341284.8—11pm. Traditional.
I Dave Wilson and The Uptown Shunlers Marriotts, Argyle Street. Noon-3.30pm. (Brunch). Traditional and mainstream.
I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Modern.
I Jeannie Maxwell and The Jauwegians Curlers, 256 Byres Road, 334 1284. 7.30pm. Traditional.
I George Penman's Jazzmen Newberry's Bar, Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel, 923 Sauchiehall Street, 334 4891. 9pm. Traditional.
I Spirits ot Rhythm Haymarket Bar, Haymarket. 8.30pm. Traditional.
I Diminished 5th Bank Hotel, 1/3 South Bridge, 5569043. 9.30pm. Swing and mainstream, with singer. Every other week.
I Kenny Ellis and Robert Pettigrew Shore Bar, 3 The Shore, Leith, 553 5080. 9pm. Modern.
I Flonna Duncan Noble's Bar, Constitution Street, Leith, 554 2024. 9.30pm. Traditional.
I Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1,Ca1edonian Hotel, Rutland Street, 225 2433. 1—3pm. Mainstream.
I Toto and the Jazz Bostons Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 2—4pm. Mainstream.
I Dr McJan Young’s Hotel, Leamington Terrace, 229 6481. 8.30pm. Traditional. I St Stephen Street Stompers Cavern Bar, 7 Bernard Street, Leith, 5547515. 12.30—2.30pm. Traditional.
I Jan Swanson Noble‘s Bar, Constitution Street, Leith, 554 2024. 9.30pm. Singer.
“The List4- 17 December 1992