GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL LISTINGS
[ JAZZ FESTIVAL
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I Jazz Band Ball Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street, 334 4891. 8pm-2am. £27.50 inc. meal. tickets from
I Jools Holland Big Band The Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7pm. 10pm SOLD OUT. £8. First show is sold out. but a second show has been added. More likely to be r‘n’b than jazz from the ex- Squeeze pianist and The Tube frontman, but a lively enough opener to handsel the new venue (see Agenda). There will be lots of ﬁngers crossed that it comes up to acoustic requirements. since much of the most exciting music of the festival is scheduled to take place here.
I All Um M. U. Basement Jazz Club at The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 9.30pm. £5. Glasgow- based fusion outﬁt kick off eleven nights of late- night jazz at this venue. I Storm Cordon-Smith and The Duke Bliss Trio Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 5pm. Free. The ﬁrst notes of the festival fall to this local swing outﬁt by two hours.
I Bobby Wishart Quartet City Merchant Oyster Bar. Candleriggs. 9pm. Free. Bo to modern.
I george Dgilvie’s Dixielanders McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 9.15pm. Free. Traditional.
I Stan Tracey Dctet The Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7pm. £8. One of the greats of British jazz. Stan had belated major- label recognition from Blue Note this year. who are now putting out some of his back catalogue. including the famed Under Milk Wood Suite with Scottish saxman Bobby Wellins. who is featured at the M. U. Club on Wed 7. Tracey‘s excellent Octet features the likes of Peter King and Art Themen on saxophones, and young trumpeter Gerard Presencer. I Jack Bruce The Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 10pm. £10. A very rare chance to catch the legendary bass player, who emerged to international stardom from the 60s Glasgow music scene. See preview. I Blues Cruise P. S. Waverley, Anderston Quay. 7.30pm. £12.50. A variation for the ﬁrst of these popular cruise events. with a line up of blues bands led by Blues gl’llzuble and Fraser
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venue only. Acker Dilk and Fat Sam’s Band provide the musical stimulus to shift those shufflin' feet at this popular event.
I Brian Kellock Trio Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £3. The now traditional late-night club features two trios on alternate nights. Kellock isjoined by Kenny Ellis and Tony McLennan.
I Kevin Macltenzie Quartet M. U. Basement Jazz Club at The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 9.30pm. £5. The guitarist‘s outﬁt is one of the best bands on the Scottish scene.
I Dill Kyle‘s Jazzbase Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street. 9.30pm. Free. Fiery post-bop into fusion outﬁt.
I Janamba! Bell Street and Candleriggs. In a new development for the festival. these streets will be closed to trafﬁc. and given over to a wide variety ofjazz. Latin and African music throughout the day, in the hope of creating a more festive
atmosphere than has been possible in the past.
I Oscar Peterson CANCELLED.
I Dionne Warwick Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £15—£20. The soul singer replaces pianist Oscar Peterson. victim of a stroke which has temporarily halted his performing career. I‘m not sure what Ms Warwick's jazz credentials are. but
she is a ﬁne singer in her own ﬁeld.
I Joe Pass and Martin Taylor The Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 2pm. £8. This stellar duo is a real gem for lovers of guitar and/or mainstream jazz. and a highly agreeable way to pass (no pun intended) an afternoon. Taylor-made for enjoyment. you might even say.
I Keith Tippett and Alex McGuire Hutcheson's Hall, lngram Street. 4pm. £5. The introduction of these smaller recitals of more adventurous improvised music is one of the most enterprising facets of the festival. and 1 hope they will not be passed over in the sheer weight of bigger names elsewhere. The great Keith Tippett plays solo. while fellow pianist Alex McGuire is with his trio. I David Murray Trio The Fruitmarket. Albion
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lascivlous slant to Dionne Warwick’s classic ‘Then
; Came You’ by re-titling it ‘Then You Came’; what it 3 doesn’t do is lay down her credentials for , headlining a concert in a jazz festival. Still, she is
a fine, sophisticated singer, and that is maybe
justification enough. Her latest album re-united her i with songwriters Bacharach and David, but the
i concert will span her entire repertoire.
Concert Hall, Sat 3, 8pm.
Street. 7pm. £8. The great saxophonist is joined by Fred Hopkins and Andrew Cyrille in what will be the highlight of the festival for many people. and one not to be missed. See preview.
I Don Pullen’s Afro- Brazllian Connection The Fruitrnarket, Albion Street. 10pm. £8. A day of riches at this venue continues with this remarkable pianist leading his vibrant, colourful crossover band. See preview.
I lien Mathieson Trio Kelvin Park Lome Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £3. The alternate Late Night Club trio is led by drummer Ken Mathieson. the ﬁrst director of this Festival. He doesn’t write for The List. though.
I Dave D’Higgins and The Brian Kellock Trio M.U. Basement Jazz Club at The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 9.30pm. £6. Exuberent London- based saxophonist.
I Hobart Henderson Quartet Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 9.30pm. Free. Highly promising young trumpeter.
I The Hing-Pins McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 9.15pm. Free. Blues.
I Gregor Clark/lama MacDonald Quintet Tron Theatre Bar. Parnie Street. 9.30pm. Free. Trumpet and saxophone-led outﬁt.
I Janambal Bell Street and Candleriggs. See Sat
I Chick Corea Quartet The Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 2pm. £10. A stellar late addition to the programme which you won‘t ﬁnd in the festival brochure. l‘m no great fan of Corea‘s Elektric Band. but this quartet looks a different proposition, and features saxophonist Bob Berg. a man who has a considerable following himself. alongside the mighty John Patitucci on bass and drummer Cary Hovalr.
I John Surman and John Taylor Hutcheson's Hall. lngram Street. 4pm. £6. Pianist Taylor's duo with the saxophonist on his highly recommended Amhleside Days (Ah-Um) disc revealed the evocative, melodic
compositions. marvellously lucid improvisations and sheer sonic beauty which are the hallmark of both these great anists, and this recital could well be one of the real musical landmarks of the festival. They are supported by The Hamtov Trio from Rostov-on-Don. I Tommy Smith and The Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra The Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7pm. £6. The saxophonist is the ﬁrst Scot to be commissioned as Composer-in- Residence at the festival, and will unveil a new Suite for Jazz Orchestra based on Edwin Muir's poem Scotland is Winter in this concert. See preview. I Brian Kellock Trio Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £3. Late Night Club. See Fri 2. I Jim Mullen Band M. U. ' Basement Jazz Club at The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 9.30pm. £6. The ever-lyrical London-based Glaswegian guitarist leads a hard-hitting band. I Jiving lindy Hoppers . and Croove Juice Special Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 2pm. Free. Jazz dance and jump-jive. I Duke Bliss Trio City Merchant Oyster Bar, Candleriggs. 9pm. Free. Swing. I Sophie Bancroft Band Tron Theatre Bar. Parnie Street. 9.30pm. Free. Singer-led quartet exploringjazz-folk fusion. with guest trumpeter Colin Steele.
I Tommy Smith a The Glasgow Jazz Festival Strings The Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7pm. £8. The saxophonist will be playing with a string
- orchestra put together speciﬁcally for this
concert. His special guests
are distinguished pianists John Taylor and Murray Mclachlan. from a jazz
and classical background
, respectively. I Women in Jazz Tron Theatre Bar. Parnie Street.
9pm. £5. Another ﬁrst for the festival. with a concert presented by Engender and devoted to emphasising the increasing influence of women in jazz. featuring the music of Cauld Blasters Karen Wimhurst and Anne Wood. and singers Sophie Bancroft, Flonna Duncan and Sylvia Hae. plus Gina Rae and Judy Greenwood. Sophie made the point recently that her new band with Gina is the ﬁrst in which she has ever worked with another woman. and it is good to see signs that the male-dominated nature of the music is breaking down.
Kelvin Park Lome Hotel.
10.30pm. £3. Late Night Club. See Sat 3.
Brian Kellock Trio M. U.
Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £3. Late Night Club. See Sat 3.
I Higel Clark Quintet M. U. Basement Jazz Club at The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 9.30pm. £5. Ex- Hue & Cry guitarist leads his superb fusion outﬁt.
I Ahmad Jamal The Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7pm. £8. A ﬁrst- ever Scottish date for the great pianist. with his trio featuring John Heard on bass and Yoron lsreal on drums. Support comes from the Steven Hamilton Trio. See preview.
I Brian Kellock Trio Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £3. Late Night Club. See Fri 2.
I Bill Wells Qctet M. U. Basement Jazz Club at The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 9.30pm. £5. Adventurous contemporary ensemble.
I Nina Simone Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £10—£l8. Nothing 1 say about the singer and pianist will remotely dent the slavish devotion of her fans. nor will they be deterred by her reputation for unpredictable behaviour. This will doubtless be another full house. so book fast if you think you can stand it. Pianist Julian Joseph occupies the support slot.
Michael Brecker ' I Brecker Brothers Band The Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7pm. £12. Back together again after a decade of pursuing their own projects. Randy and Michael prepare to strut thatjazz-funky stuff all over again. The Paris- based. multi-national fusion outﬁt The How Hoalres Quartet provide support. See preview.
I Ken Mathieson Trio
I Bobby Wellins and The
i Basement Jazz Club at
l I Hen Mathieson Trio l The 13m Note. Glassford