I Woodside tlow Pleasance Bar. Societies Centre. The Pleasance. 650 2351. 8pm. Free. A pleasing blend of country and cajun from this local five-piece. with some rather fine songs tightened by a long run of gigs. .-

I The Firecharrners Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. See Sat 19.



I Instant Karma and The Beatcontbers King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Tickets from King Tut's and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. John Lennon tribute. We want ‘Cold Turkey‘ and we want it now. Plus Beatles covers band purporting to do the early demo stuff.

I The Snakebelts Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Seventh Heaven MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Soulful R&B.





Tickets from Lyceum Box Office 031 -229 9697

I Crescent Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Blisters Club 99. The i3th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. 99p. I Peter Jagger McCool‘s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.

I The Ocean Batcave. Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbride. 03552 29771. 10pm. £2.50. Plus request disco.


I Proi, Tommy’s Magic Arse, Gore and Bad Buddhas Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. An Untapped Talent showcase. with four Subway veteran

. bands supported by a university society.

5 Their first CD compilation. flipped. is

available from student outlets at a pretty reasonable price.

I Fraser Spiers and Roll Wyn James Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 8pm. Free. Yet another new blues venue appears in what may come to be known as

; Edinburgh‘s Blue February.

I Thrognlorton Queen Street Oyster Bar.

. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. > I The Comedians St James Oyster Bar.

Calton Road. 557 2925. 10.30pm. Free.

See Sat 19.

I The Gods oi Glam Platform One.

Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9.30pm. Free.

See Thurs 17.

. I Acoustic jam session Granny’s Attic. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. Strut your stuff in a session of folk.

pop and whatever people can join in on. I Fat Hog’s Band Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. £1. Solid Gone in

acoustic form. This is a benefit night. for

the Slipway homeless charity.


Dates listed below are tor onecoii shows: see seperate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Perlonnances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.

FRIDAY11 Edinburgh

I Michel Petrucciani Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £12.50. £8.50 (concessions £4 if available on night). The brilliant French pianist’s solo recital here last March was the most inspiring jazz concert 1 heard all year. and there is every reason to suppose that this reprise will be every bit as dazzling an affair. Petrucciani makes light of his



Off the wall music - powerful and thrilling

Edinburgh Mon 21 Feb .VUSEC Box 031 668 2019 Glasgow Tues 22 Feb Old Athecaeum 041 227 5511

35 The List 1 1--24 February 1994

Presented by Assemny Direct In association with L'lnsntut Francois d' Ecosse and Delegation Culturello Francoise do Glasgow and with the support oi AFAA

disabilities. and is blessed with a remarkable musical intelligence as well as prodigious technical ability. Not to be missed.


I Phil Bancrort’s Big Shebang The 13th Note. 80 Glassford Street. 887 4733. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). This band made its debut at the Queen’s Hall late last year. and did enough to suggest that there were promising directions emerging from the saxophonist’s particular take on the currently endemic interest in fusing jazz with folk influences. it was surprisingly Garbarek-like in places - surprising only in the sense that Phil normally doesn’t sound that way at all and highly original in others. The saxman is aided by pianist Brian Kellock. guitarist Kevin MacKenzie, Simon Thorpe on bass. and brother Tom on drums.

I John Murray Big Band Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 2-5pm. £1. Mainstream.

I George Penman’s Jamnen Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 8.30pm—midnight. £4. Leading Dixieland band. plus guests.


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 Strathclyde University Big Band Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. £5 (£3). Big band fans can wander across town from the afternoon session for yet another helping here, when John Davies leads the Strathclyde University Big Band (not the same outfit as SYJO) in a mix of standards and more contemporary charts.


I Trumpets tlo End Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 8.30—11pm. £3 (£2). Only two of them. actually. and both familiar figures at the club. Eddie Severn and Donald Corbett are the hommen, joined by Robert Pettigrew on piano, Brian Shiels on bass. and drummer Keith Haldane in a bop-based quintet mixing their own writing with arrangements of classic material.



I St Valentine’s Concert Victorian Bar. Tron Theatre. 552 4267. 9pm. £2.50 (£2). No line-up details as yet. but Glasgow Jazz Services promise ‘something appropriate’ for the occasion.

I lit Carey’s Jan Band Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 9pm-midnight. £2. Traditional.


I Graig Mchturdo in That Swing Thang Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh. 665 2240. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). A special St Valentine’s show from the singer. leaning heavily on the romantic side of his work. Might be advisable to check ticket availability if you are not booking in advance.


I Carol Kidd City Hall, Candleriggs. 227 5511. 8pm. £12.50, £10 (£6). The singer is always assured of a warm welcome in Glasgow. and includes a number of hometown faces in her expanded band for this short tour under the auspices of Assembly Direct. The band is aimed at generating a bigger. punchier sound than her superb trio. with Brian Kellock on

piano. guitarists Nigel Clark and Dominic Ashworth. saxophonist Herbie Longalong. Fraser Spiers on harmonica. and a rhythm section of Ronnie Rae on bass and Tony McLennan on drums. They play the Music Hall in Aberdeen (0224 641122. 8pm. £11.50. £9.50 [£6]) on Thurs l7. and Edinburgh on Friday (see below).

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 Bill Simpson Quartet Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 8.30—11pm. £3 (£2). Look for a mixture ofjazz standards and 60s Blue Note material from the Edinburgh-based saxophonist.

I Fat Sam‘s Band Fat Sam's Downtown Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 7.30pm—midnight. Buffet dinner £14.95. Normally this regular fixture on the Edinburgh restaurant scene is confined to the Residencies section below. but this particular evening marks the band’s 9th anniversary. and they will be joined by a fair old number of special guests to celebrate the fact.

THURSDAY 17 Edinburgh

I Evan Parker and Chick lyall The Studios. BBC. Queen Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £6.50 (£4). A double bill of solo improvisations to launch Assembly Direct’s second Srnllldtfllc’t‘k series. See preview.



I Carol Kidd Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £15.£10(£6). See Wed 16.



I Martin Taylor Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. 8pm. £6 (£3). This short tour may be the last chance to hear the guitarist in his brilliant solo set for a while. at least in this country. although he plans to tour later in the year with a new band. Spirit of Django. which features local guitarist John Goldie (in action tonight with Brian Shiels see below) alongside Londoners Dave O’Higgins (saxes) and Alex Dankworth (bass). Martin also plays at The Lemon Tree in Aberdeen (Sun 20). the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy (Fri 25). and the Mitchell Theatre in Glasgow (Sat 26). I Brian Shiels Trio The 13th Note. 80 Glassford Street. 887 4733. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Shiels is one of the best bass players in the country. and has been working with a quintet of late. but this will be a fine chance to hear him in the more intimate context of a smaller group. with guitarist John Goldie and drummer Dave Swanson. I John Murray Big Band Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 2—5pm. £1. Mainstream.

I George Penman's Janinen Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 8.30pm—midnight. £4. Dixieland.


I Big Band Session Society of Musicians. 73 Berkeley Street. 221 6112. 2—5pm. £1. See Sun 13.


I Freddie King Guintet Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (of? High Street), 220 1550. 8.30—11pm. £3 (£2). Singer Freddie King leads a band with Gordon Cruickshank