LISTINGS GLASGOW JAZEFESTIVAT
I Herbie Hancock Band Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £12—£20. The pianist launches the festival by unveiling his new eight-piece funk band.
I Atlantic Bridge City Cafe Bar. Bell Street. 10.30pm. £7 (£5). Vibes maestro Joe Locke and saxman Dave O‘Higgins front this strong transatlantic connection. with Steve Hamilton on piano. Alec Dankworth on bass and Bill Kyle on drums.
I Riverboat Shufer RS. Waverley. Anderston Quay. 7.30pm. £14. A sail down the river with traditional-style jazz accompaniment from eight Scottish bands. including George Penman‘s Jazzmen. the Alex Dalgeish All-Stars. and Kit Carey's Jazz Band.
I Madeleine MacDonald Quartet City Merchant. Candleriggs. 9pm. Free. I Fred ouimby ouartet McCools Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Brasshoppers Tron Theatre Bar. Parnie Street. 10pm. Free.
I Late Night Club at the Marriott Marriott Hotel. Argyle Street. l()pm. Free. The traditional late night bash. hosted by singer Fionna Duncan and a trio led by featured artist Brian Kellock. The Marriott is
name guests will be staying. so there could be some very tasty surprises
I late Hight Jazz J ules‘s Bar and Grill. Forte Crest Hotel. Bothwell Street. 248 2656. 10pm—l.30am. Live piano jazz throughout the festival. I late Hight Jan The Cabin. Forte Crest Hotel. Bothwell Street. 248 2656. l()pm—1.30am. Live. livelyjazz throughout the festival.
I Martin Taylor‘s Spirit of Diango McEwans 8()/— Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 3pm. £8 (£6). Guitarist Martin Taylor introduces a new band dedicated to the example of Django Reinhardt. but not to the point of slavish
saxman Dave O‘Higgins. Alec Dankworth on the unusual acoustic bass guitar. and Scottish guitarist John Goldie.
I Bobby Watson’s Tailor Made Band McEwans 80/- Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). The Festival’s composer-in-residence premieres his Afmisms
York big band. See preview.
I Annie Boss McEwans 80/- Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 10.30pm.
E £12(£10). A rare homecoming for the singer. who was brought up in Glasgow. but made her name in America. See preview.
I Mornington lockett Quartet City Cafe Bar. Bell Street. 8pm. £7 (£5). : Hard-blowing but
i sometimes unimaginative . London-based saxman
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This will be Herbie Hancock”: third visit to the festival, and in a third different guise. Back in 1991, he was part
of a stellar but disappointingly dull electric quartet;
the following year, we heard him in an acoustic quintet
paying tribute to Miles Davis. This year, the numbers continue to rise as Herbie brings over his new eight- piece electric [an-funk band. Since their album isn’t out yet, it remains an unknown quantity on this side of the Atlantic, but a potentially exciting one.
Glagow Royal Concert Hall, Fri 1, 8pm.
I Atlantic Bridge City Cafe Bar. Bell Street. 10.30pm. £7 (£5). See Fri
I lol Coxhill and Pat Thomas Ramshom Kirk. lngram Street. 1pm. £5 (£3). [.01 has more than earned his reputation for eccentricity. but he is an exploratory and entertaining saxophonist. and is heard here in an improvising duo with multi-instrumentalist Pat Thomas.
I Tony Coe Duo Ramshorn Kirk. lngram Street. 4pm. £5 (£3). Coe’s saxophone playing is one of the gems of
: Britishjazz. and it is good
to see him back this year. I David Newton and Josefina Cupido Ramshorn Kirk. lngram Street. 7pm. £5 (£3). Two solo sets. from pianist David Newton. and a rather less obvious but intriguing choice. percussionist Joseﬁna Cupido
I 29th Street Saxophone Quartet Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 2pm. Free. it‘s odd that the festival have chosen to throw away an appearance by one of the most sophisticated groups in the world — all here as members of Bobby Watson‘s big band — in a setting usually reserved for local bands.
I Jazzamba! Bell Street. Free. In an attempt to focus the festive atmosphere. this year's outdoor extravaganza will be confined to Bell Street. and features the usual street bands. stilt-walkers. jugglers and general good-natured jazz grooving. Don't worry about finding it - if you are in the vicinity. you won‘t be able to miss it. I Hermon X McCool’s Ruling Cowboy.
‘ Candleriggs. 9.30pm.
I The Blues Rockets Tron Theatre Bar. Parnie Street. 10pm. Free.
I Late Night Club at the Marriott Marriott Hotel. Argyle Street. 10pm. Free. See Fri 1.
3 I late Night Jazz Jules's Bar and Grill. Forte Crest
Hotel. Bothwell Street. 248 2656. 10pm—l.30am. See Fri 1.
I late Hight Jan The
Cabin. Forte Crest Hotel.
Bothwell Street. 248
2656. 10pm-1.30am. See Fri 1.
I Thomas Chapin Trio McEwans 80/- Old Fruitmarket, Albion Street. 3pm. £8 (£6). This ﬁery New York—based saxophonist has worked with Lionel Hampton. but is a more contemporary stylist than that association suggests.
I Ahmad Jamal Trio McEwans 80/- Old Fruitmarket. Albion
Street. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). The pianist made his Scottish debut at the Festival last year. and threw off the cocktail lounge label which has occasionally been stuck on him in memorable fashion.
I Gateway McEwans 80/- Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 10.30pm. £12 (£10). A re-Iaunch for a trio of ECM mainstays which first formed in the 70s. See preview.
I Horizon City Cafe Bar. Bell Street. 8pm. £7 (£5). Composer-in-residence Bobby Watson leads his excellent regular quintet. I Atlantic Bridge City Cafe Bar. Bell Street. 10.30pm. £7 (£5). See Fri
I nick lee and Hamish Moore Ramshorn Kirk. lngram Street. 1pm. £5 (£3). Highly imaginative fusion ofjazz and folk. pipes and reeds. from this acclaimed duo.
I lyali-Bancroft—Baird Ramshorn Kirk. lngram Street. 4pm. £5 (£3). Pianist Chick Lyall and saxophonist Phil Bancroft arejoined in an improvising trio by David Baird. who creates his own instruments.
I Cary Boyle's Triple Echo Ramshom Kirk. lngram Street. 7pm. £5 (£3). Guitarist Gary Boyle is best know for his work in fusion and electric jazz. but he is an accomplished
,Candleriggs. 9pm. Free.
Fusion fans are well-catered for in this festival, and many of them will be looking forward to a chance to hear American vibes maestro Roy Ayers in action. Ayers’s Ubiquity band is always a classy outfit, and he has acquired a whole new audience for his smooth blend of ian, soul, funk, rap and ethnic influences, which has gone down very well on the current jazz- dance club scene, where he is a definite DJ favourite. He also regularly fills the house at Ronnie Scott’s, records on their Jazz House label, and even wrote a tune for the club’s infamous manager, Pete King. McEwans 80/- Old Fruitmarket, Fri 8, 10.30pm.
I The Blacktriars Collective Blackfriars. Bell Street. 10pm. Free. I Hot Wyn James McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 9.30pm. Free.
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I Jazzamba! Bell Street. Free. See Sat 2.
I Edith Budge and Trio City Merchant.
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