EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL LISTINGS
Pianist Stan Tracey teams up with Festival debutant Bonnie Scott. lle found it slightly easier to get an CBE than a major record contract over the years, but after long perseverence with his own less than profitable Steam Records, Stan has hitched up with Blue late in a deal which lets him record new material like his ‘Portraits Plus’ disc earlier this year, and re-release Steam-age classics like ‘Under Milk Wood’. llot before time, either.
Queen’s llall, Fri 13, 8pm.
Roy Williams Earthquake McGoon's. Student Centre. Potterrow.
4. l5—5. 15pm. Mainstream
jazz across the generations.
I Coleman Hawkins legacy Harlem Club. Adam House. Chambers Street. 7.45—8.45pm. Led by tenor saxophonist Harry Allen.
I James Morrison Quartet Blue Note. Festival Club. Chambers Street. 8—9.3()pm. See
preview and Sun 8. The band are also at the Harlem Club at l(). ISpm. I Tribute to Al Fairweather Cotton Club. Student Centre. Potterrow. ‘)—l()pm. Hot Stuff! remember the veteran Edinburgh trumpeter. who died recently. This venue is the happening one later
one. with the Coors band at l().3()pm. and drummer
Jake Hanna's Woody Herman tribute at midnight.
I Jan From Down Under The Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £10. £8. There are Aussies all over the place in the festival. but this concert promises to provide a showcase of the best. other than James Morrison. who has his own gig here (Sun 8). Players includes Bob Barnard. Graeme Bell. Andrew Speight and Paul Furniss. as well as The New Wolverines Jazz Orchestra and the Gum Nut Stompers.
I Albion Jazz Band Jazz Festival Club. Festival Club. Chambers Street. 12.30—2pm. Canadian band playing New Orleans-style jazz.
I Dave Clitl Harlem Club. Adatn House. Chambers Street. ‘)~-l()plll. Guitarist isjoined by Brian Kellock (piano). Ronnie Rae (bass) and Richie Bryant (drums). Cliffcan also be heard earlier in a tasty meeting with Howard Alden (4.15pm) in this venue. I Victor Unukovsky-Dave Wallace Duo Hambone Kelly's. Acoustic Music Centre. Chambers Street.
l()r- l lpm. Sprightly. boppish guitar and bass duo from Russia and England. Hear them also at the Blue Note (8—‘).3()pm).
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I leon Bedbone The Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2()l9. 8pm.
£ l(). £8. The eagerly awaited return of the singer who has re-defined the meaning of ‘laid back'. Relax and enjoy. but I‘d get a ticket sharpish. just in case. See preview.
I Bob Barnard and Hot Stuil! Earthquake McGoon's. Student Centre. Potterrow. 8.30—9.30pm. Fine Australian trumpeter. and no stranger to Edinburgh audiences. Also at the Cotton Club with the Coors All-Stars (midnight).
I Two Tenors Jazz Festival Club. Festival Club. Chambers Street. l().3()—l l.3()pm. American youngster Harry Allen meets Scottish veteran Tommy Whittle.
I Kevin Mackenzie (luartet Blue Note. Festival Club. Chambers Street. 8—‘).3()pm. ()ne of the best contemporary bands on the Scottish
I 50th Anniversary Celebration oi the Music of Fats Waller The Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 20B). 8pm. £|(). £8. Fats Waller died on a train ride between LA and New York in December I‘M}. and this concert will focus on a tribute to his music. It is led by the extraordinary American guitarist. singer and wit Marty Grosz. who is not only a Waller specialist. but a colourful enough character to stand up to the challenge. English Waller disciple Tommy Burton. Duncan Swift. and Paul Munnery‘s Harlem Hot 5 are also on the bill.
I ladies of Jazz Earthquake McGoon‘s. Student Centre. Potterrow. 3—5. l5pm. Fionna Duncan hosts this rather coyly- titled celebration of women in jazz.
I Tribute to Dave Paxton Mahogany Hall. Acoustic Music Centre. Chambers Street. 7.30—8.30pm. The Hamburg Hot-Shots remember another recent sad loss to the Edinburgh traditional jazz scene. clarinetist Dave Paxton. I Michael Moore’s lntemational All-Stars Jazz Festival Club. Festival Club. Chambers Street. 9.15—l().l5pm. The noted American bass player turns band-leader. I Peoplespeak Blue Note. Festival Club. Chambers Street.
IO—l 1.30pm. A dash of fusion (not a dominant note in this Festival) from this English outfit.
I‘ve never liked loud.
The Queen's Hall. Clerk
lStreet. 668 20l9. 8pm.
3£I(). £8. Well. let’s hope
1 they don‘t take the billing
i too literally — The
,Queen's Hall bar prices are quite high enough. and accompaniment to music.
I If they simply mean that
we Will be treated to some
of Ronnie‘s fossilised jokes. then that's okay.
i The saxophonist leads his
‘ current Sextet for the occasion. and will be joined by pianist Stan Tracey. although no one seems entirely clear whether that means only a solo set. or also playing with the Scott band. I The Orchestra Harlem Club. Adam House. Chambers Street. 3—4pm. New young Danish big band. also at the Jazz Festival Club ( |().3()pm). I Kimbara Brothers Earthquake McGoon‘s. Student Centre. Potterrow. 8.30—9.30pm. Hot Club
swing with a modern slant.
I Pliil Mason’s New Orleans All-Stars Colt at Club. Student Centre. Potterrow.
l().3()—l l.3()pm. ()ne of a number of gigs for the band led by the isle of Bute Jazz Festival director.
I Brian Lemon’s lntemational All-Stars Earthquake McGoon's.
Student Centre. Potterrow.
l l.30piii—l2.3()am. Pianist leads a good mainstream band.
I Blues Festival Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. Starts 8pm. £8. Jumpin' the Gun (ll.l5pm) top the bill. preceded by the Jelly Roll Band (8pm). John Dixon (9.30pm) and Bo Weevil (l(). l5pm).
FRIDAY 13 SATURDAY 14
i I Ronnie Scott’s Club
I Jazz Festival Black and White Ball The Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2(ll9. 8pm. J; l(). The traditional closing ball. transplanted to a new home.
I Paul Munnery‘s Harlem
Hot 5 Cotton Club.
Student Centre. Potterrow.
l 9—l()pm. ()ne of three
3 gigs today for this highly-
i rated Armstrong-style
3 I Tribute to Cliltord
Brown Harlem Club.
Adam House. Chambers
; Street. ‘)—l()pni. Janusz
‘ Carmello pays tribute to one of his great
influences. with the Brian
= I Eddie Severn lluartet
Blue Note. Festival Club.
10— I l.3()pm. The
trumpeter has organised
the Blue Note programme.
‘ so it seems only right he should get the penultimate slot himself.
I Blues Festival
Slateford Road. Starts
l2.30pm. Day £ l4:
evening £ 10 (on door only). Blues Band vocalist
Paul Jones tops the bill ‘ (llpm). which also ' includes guitarist Norman Beaker (8pm) and the Colin Hodgkinson—Frank Diez duo (9.40pm).
' SUNDAY 15
I Blues Festival
C aledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. Starts l2.3()pm. Day £10; evening £5 (on door only). The afternoon session features the final of the Scottish Blues Band Competition (ll.3()—1.3()pm). while the evening bill is topped by Johnny Mars ( l lpm).
The Festival would have been hard pressed to find a
more suitable character to present a tribute to Fats
Waller than Marty Crosz. Eccentric is the polite way
to describe the ebullient guitarist, singer and teller ot marvellously lunny jazz anecdotes, and he is certain to enliven proceedings in all three respects. Crosz can also be heard in thirteen other gigs around the FeStival, so there is no excuse for
missing out on his inimitable talents.
Queen’s llall, Thurs 12, 8pm. I incessant chatter as an I L 16 The List 30 July—l2 August I993