intriguingly jazz-flavoured double-bill. lrish-born. Edinburgh-based singer Melanie O'Reilly is better known for her jazz work. but her recent experiments j with a more direct Celtic-derived i

influence has led to this crossing of the nominal boundaries. Percussionist Jim Sutherland returns from a world tour with 1 Led Zeppelin (honest) to lead his experimental jazz-folk-rock-ethnic big i band Somotherland. Earlier outings I suggested they had not yet succeeded in i working out the best way to utilise the diverse talents in the band. but there was enough emerging to suggest it may be a worthwhile endeavour. (Celtic Connections).


I Gave Strutt and Friends Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern anti Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). A more traditional than usual gig from the Edinburgh Jazz Project. as trumpeter Dave Strutt leads a tribute to the music of the great New Orleans luminary Henry ’Red’ Allen.



I Cauld Blast Orchestra Strathclyde Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £7.50 (£5.50). lf Moving Hearts arguably started the ball rolling (see Fri 13). Scotland's own Cauid Blast Orchestra have

succeeded in forging one of the most seamless blends ofjazz and folk music yet devised. The eight-piece band feature a dazzling array of instruments drawn from both traditions (and a few more besides). and take a highly inventive and unfailingly exciting approach to original compositions from the half-dozen writers in the band. The Breton group Triskell- Servat will open the concert. (Celtic Connections).



I Michel Petrucclanl and Eddy Louiss Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £13.50. £10. £8.50 (£6). French pianist Michel Petrucciani's last two solo concerts in Scotland have been quite astonishing occasions. but he rings the changes a little for this visit by including Hammond organist Eddy Louiss as his duo partner. For a taste of what to expect from that unusual combination. check out their first duo album. Conference (1e Presse. on the French Dreyfus label.


Glasgow I Michel Petrucciani and Eddy Louiss City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 8pm.

£10. £8.50 (£6). See Fri 20.


I Mike Travis’s EH15 City Hall Bar. Bell Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £5 (£3). it is good to see this innovative Edinburgh-based quintet being included in Assembly Direct's The Jazz. Club touring series. The band. led by drummer Mike Travis. have evolved a distinctively original synthesis of contemporary jazz with a range of ethnic and rock derived influences. and are one of the most consistently enjoyable and imaginative outfits on the Scottish scene. The drummer is joined by saxophonist Steve Kettley. guitarist Graham Muir. Jon Beales on keyboards and violin. and bass player Stuart Smith for a five-date tour which continues at The Volunteer Hall. Galashiels (0896 758036. 8pm. £5 (£2)) and The Lemon Tree. Aberdeen on Thurs 26 (0224 642230. 9pm. £5 (£3)). then goes on

be subject to change). Relaxed mainstream jazz from the guitar duo of , Frank Boilan and Ted Bosley.

I Revolution Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron t Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square.

I The Jazz Ouartet Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. 923 Sauchiehall Street. 334 4891. 9.30-11.30pm. Mainstream and Latin.

I Caiie Illli Cantlnetta Italian Centre. 17

Stirling on Fri 27 and Edinburgh on Mon 30 (details next issue).

I TWO Guitars Jazz Brunch. Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 1—4pm. No cover charge for diners. but phone for reservations (programme may


220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). This is a new trio which grew out of pianist Paul Flush‘s; Newcastle-based Full Circle quartet. and ' features a co-founder of that band. bass player Keith Peberdy. and drummer Paul Brown. Flush now lives in Edinburgh. and l've been impressed with his playing on several occasions (most recently with American baritone saxophonist Nick Brignola in Aberdeen). and this should be well worth checking out.


I Geoii Simkins and Dave Cliii Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £4 i (£3). Two doyens of the British jazz scene : join forces for a short Scottishjaunt. Alto saxophonist Geoff Simkins and guitarist I Dave Cliff are not the kind of musicians ! who attract much media attention. but that i ti 1

does not deter them from playing consistently sophisticated and inventive modern jazz. and this meeting with pianis Brian Kellock's Trio should be one to savour. The pair also play at The Lemon

24 (0224 642230. 7.30pm. £6.50. (£4.50).

£3.50 members). this time with bass player Peter Lowit and drummer Tom


The toilowing details are tor regular weekly dates: see main listings ior one- oii shows. Gigs are listed by city, then by day. Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. Jan Residencies Listings compiled by Kenny Mathleson.


I Olssen Tango’d Brewery Tap. 1055 Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866. 9pm. Jazz funk.

John Street. 552 6099. 9pm—midnight. Various. not always jazz.

I Jazz Cabaret Cottier's. 93—95 Hyndland Road. 357 5825. 11pm. Supper Club (minimum supper charge applies). I Jazz Piano Mitchells. North Street. l—2.30pm. Lounge piano.

I Jazz Piano Baby Grand. 3—7 Elmbank Gardens. 10pm. Lounge pianist.


I George Penman's Jamnen Carnegie’s. 142 St Vincent Street. 226 3833. 2.30—5.30pm. Traditional.

I MU Blowing Band Lauder's. Sauchiehall Street. 2-5pm. informal big band.

I George McGowan Orchestra The 13th Note. 80 Glassford Street. 553 1638. 2pm. Bi band.

I Ilarry Margoils and 1118 Band L'Attache, 27 Waterloo Street. 2—5pm. Swing.

I Jeannie Maxwell and tier Jazzwegians '

Scaramouche. 140 Eidersiie Street. 2pm. Traditional. I Jazz Cabaret Cottier's. 93-95

Hyndland Road. 357 5825. 11pm. Supper

Club (minimum supper charge applies). I Jan Plano Mitchells. North Street. 7pm. Lounge piano.

I Jazz Piano Baby Grand. 3—7 Elmbank Gardens. 10pm. Lounge pianist.


I Paisley Arts Jazz Arts Centre. New Street, 887 1010. 12.30pm. Various.

I Tim Barella Big Band The Crosslands Bar. Queen Margaret Drive. 2.30pm. Alternate weeks (Sun 22 this issue); swing and pop charts.

I Tap Trio Brewery Tap. 1055 Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866. 4—6pm. Mainstream to modern.

I Live Jazz Nico's. 375 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5736. 4pm.

I Matthew and Lisa Maxaluna. 410 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1004. 3pm. Light jazz fusion on vibes and guitar.

I George McGowan Orchestra Parade Arena. Dennistoun. 2—5pm. Big band.

I Nigel Clarke, Brian Keliock and Kenny Ellis McCuii's. High Street. 9pm. Modern.

. I Blackirlars Jazz Ouartet Blackfriars. 36

Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Modern. I The Clyde Rhythm Group Stewartfield Farm. Dunrobin Drive. Stewartfield. East Kilbride. 03552 65939. 8—11pm. Swing to ihOdCHL


I Caiie Oul Cantinetta The Italian

Centre. 17 John Street. 552 6099. 8.30pm. various. not always jazz.

. _ .I kt T . BI . 1 Tree for the Aberdeen Jazz Socrety on Tuei .Iom calquhoun u” moo up“ H

111 Hope Street. 248 7102. 8pm. Acoustic guitar.

' I Harry Margoils and 1113 Band

L'Attache. 27 Waterloo Street. 8—11pm.

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