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listings for details.
I Words And Music Samuel Dow‘s. Nithsdale Road. 423 0107. 8pm. 50p. First Monday of every month. A performance club for local writers and musicians. featuring four half hour sessions of readings and music.
I Glasgow Songwriters Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Featured guest every week. plus open platform.
I The Kazoo Club The I3th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. A club run by local bands The Hemingway's and The Blisters which incorporates different bands each week. See rock listings for line-up details.
I Cajun Session (‘ottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm.
I Blues Session Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 9pm. Bogus Bob‘s Blues Band and Cool Shot play on alternate weeks.
I Bollin’ Joe And The Jets Curlers, Byres Road. 334 1284. 8pm. Fifties rock ’n' roll. I Jiveass McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Traditional Chicago R 8: B. appearing most weeks. Check venue for details.
I Blues Club Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 8.30pm. With traditional Chicago blues front Jiveass.
I The Spooks McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Playing most Thursdays. Check venue for details. I Andy Boyle lvory Blacks. ()swald Street. 221 5911. 9pm. Keyboard player. I Club 99pThe 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. Doors open 8.30pm. bands on 9.30pm. A recent extension to the Kazoo Club.
I Big Bert Sandy Stone's. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm. Rock. The Lost Supremo from l.os Supremos doing some solo gigging.
I Mitch Benn Fortunes Tavern. 226 7190. 9pm. Free.
I Marz/Southside Leith Oyster Bar. 554 6294. 10pm. Free. Bands alternate on a weekly basis.
I Biggus lieil Starlite. Frederick Street. 225 3026. 9.30pm. Free. '
I Jump the Queue Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. 10pm. Free.
I Fraser Gold Tankard. Houdon Street. 667 0328. 9pm. Free.
I Bab Howatt Cas Rock Cafe. 2294341. 4pm. Blues.
I Junkyard Angels Sandy Stone's. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm.
I Billy Rivers Nicky Tam‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 6pm.
I Psycho Babe and 32/20 Bare Story. Cowgate. 556 3953. 9pm. These two alternate their appearances on a weekly basis.
I The Debonairs Starlite. Frederick Street. 225 3026. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Bootsies Duo Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9.30pm. Blues.
I [05 Supremos Ryrie's. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Rock and blues
I Rain Dogs Nicky Tam‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9pm.
I Graiiitl Bridge Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. 10pm. Free.
I Rubbish Bannerman‘s. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9.30pm.
I B G B jam session Young’s.
Leamington Terrace. 3—5pm.
I Muckle Ado Beehive. Grassmarket 225 7 171. 9pm.
I Seven Becomes Three Bare Story. Cowgate. 556 3953. 9pm.
I Mike Gardener Arches. South Bridge. 556 0200. 10.30pm.
I Sandyman Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10.30pm.
I Andy Chung Sandy Stone's. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm. Ex-Rhythm Chillum singer out on ltis tod.
I little Green Monkeys Bannemian’s. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9.30pm.
I Patty iiearst Nicky Tam's. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9pm.
I Shibboleth Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 2293402. 10pm. Rock.
I Mustang Sally Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. 10pm. Free.
I Billy Mitchell Arches. South Bridge. 556 0200. 10.30pm.
I Patsy Mack Bannerman's. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9.30pm.Folk duo.
I Sandyman Sandy Stone's. downstairs at Partisan. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm. I Muckle Ado GolfTavern. Barclay Terrace. 229 3235. 9pm. Free.
I El Supreme Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10.30pm.
I Bed Hot And Blue Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm.
I Big Eyed Beans Bannerman's. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9.30pm. Fond of changing their name every week to confuse listings people. but it‘s them playing for sure.
I Charybdis Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9.30pm. Melodic rock. covers and original material.
I Andy Chung Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10.30pm.
I Sandy Goes To Holyrood Holyrood Tavern. Holyrood Road. 556 5044. 9.30pm. Blues from a Blue Hyena.
I Tim 0’Leary and Bebeccah knorr Sandy Stone's. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm. Folk duo.
I Shibboleth Beehive lnn. Grassmarket. 225 7171. 10pm. Free. Rock.
I Mustang Sally Rutland No 1. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm.
I 32/20 West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. Blues trio.
I The Faithiul Ryrie’s. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm.
I Los Supremos Bannerman‘s. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9.30pm. Rock and blues
I Billy Mitchell Arches. South Bridge. 5560200. 10.30pm.
I Mitch Benn Fortunes Tavern. Candlemaker Row. 226 7190. 9.30pm. Sixties/70s.
I Patsy Mack Sandy Stone's. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm.
I Junkyard Angeis Black Bull. Grassmarket. 225 6636. 9pm.
I Jump The Queue Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. 10.30pm. Combines rock and humour. what with comedy being the new rock 'n‘ roll. A cliché too good to resist.
I The Dogs Beehive lnn. Grassmarket. 225 7 171. 10pm. Free. The Gods of Glam under another name.
I Blueiinger Rutland No I, Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Rock ’n‘ roll.
I Saturdays Bare Story, Cowgate. 556 3953. 9pm.
IND 0F BLUE
_ Fire brand
Abdullah lbrahim‘s fiery. colourful fusion ofAfrican tnusic with contemporary jazz is an international phenomenon these days. but he made his initial reputation with the pioneering South African band the Jazz Epistles (which also included trumpeter Hugh Masakela and saxophonist Kippie Moeketsi) under his original name of Dollar Brand.
The prevailing political situation in his homeland forced him to move to Europe in l962. where his hero-turned- tnentor Duke Ellington heard him play in his adopted home of Zurich in 1963. and helped him to break into the American jazz scene in the mid-60s. Brand reciprocated by standing in for Duke with the Ellington orchestra on a subsequent tour. and his playing still reveals a debt to Ellington’s example. as well as that of Thelonious Monk.
He adopted his Muslim name after his conversion in 1968. and has built an international following as a pianist. arranger and composer with his vibrant music in the ensuing years. both in concert performances and through him soundtracks.
His music draws heavily on both the popular and traditional sounds and rhythms of Africa. and my own distinct preference is to hear him with his septet Ekaya. where more is made of its distinctive colouration and textural effects. Others. though. swear that solo
performances like this one are the quintessential way to experience his work. His most recent solo album. [)eserr Flowers (enja). featured a couple of tracks on synthesizer alongside the more customary piano. and he may repeat that mix on this occasion. (Joe Alexander)
Abdul/uh [bra/tint plays at the Queen '3 Hall on Sun 29.
_ Backto basrcs
‘We called it Eco-Drive because we’re on an economy drive,’ jokes singer Tam White about his newest bend, a iive-piece development irom his recent tee-piece outilt, made up oi London-based musicians. Although musically very successiul, it was proving diiiicult to persuade promoters to take the ilnancial risk inevitable with a bend oi that size. “it’s the old story oi a sprat to catch a mackerel. We hope that this band will tempt more people to take a chance on us, and ii we make a good impression, then perhaps they will
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come back with otters tor the big group. Everything with a big band eats up money, irom iees through to the cost oi arrangements and rehearsais and so on - a smaller group makes all oi that a lot easier, and should be a strong band in itseli.’
The group features Glaswegian expatriate Jim Mullen on guitar, the classic iiarnmond organ sound oi Gary Baldwin, ex-King Crimson bass player (and co-iounder oi Tam’s big band) Boz Burrell, and ionner Roadside Picnic drummer Mike Bradley, who has been working with both lilgel Clarke and Brian Kellock in recent times.
“We have been arranging a lot oi our material ior the new line-up, and they are sounding quite a bit diiierent. One at the things which the big group has done is to establish our credibility with other musicians, so that we can ask somebody like Jim Mullen and have him keen to play with us, whereas maybe iive years ago he wouldn’t have been.
‘it was Jim who put us on to Gary Baldwin, and I’m looking iorward to working with that Hammond organ sound again, because that’s where I started back in the 60s. From my own point oi view, I ieel I’ve been doing a bit too much growling, and I’m trying to work more with vocal tone now than in the past.’ (kenny hiathleson)
Tam White’s Eco-Drive Band play at the Queen’s ilall in Edinburgh on Fri 27, and will support Al Green at the Glasgow Boyal Concert ilall on 7 July.
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