Dates listed below are for one-oil shows: see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least one week before publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.



I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. My namesake. drummer Ken Mathieson. takes 1 the slightly bizarre theme of 'Monsters and Sweethearts’. Contact Bill Winter on I 944 4402 for membership details. i I The Robert Gillespie Trio Stravaigin. 28 j Gibson Street. 334 2665. 8—11pm. No ' cover charge. btit book for table. Saxophone trio.


I Mike Travis’s E1115 MacRobert Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 8pm. £5 (£3). This innovative outfit continue their Jazz Club tour with an original synthesis ofcontemporaryjazz and a range of ethnic and rock derived influences. The drummer is joined by saxophonist Steve Kettley. Graham Muir on guitar. Jon Beales on keyboards and violin. and bassist Stuart Smith.



I Smallest Big Band in the World Jazz Brunch. Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. l—4pm. No cover charge for diners. but phone for reservations (programme may be subject to change). How small? Well. try two for size. Jimmy Campbell’s computerised accordion and drummer Ken Mathiesort provide the literal realisation of that intriguing concept


I Decoy Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). A new name for this Edinburgh-based band led by drummer Bill Kyle. but its component parts are familiar enough. with trumpeter 3 Eddie Severn and saxophonist Martin Kershaw in the front-line. Paul Flush on piano. and Andy Mitchell on six-string bass guitar.


I Mike Travis’s EH15 Music Box. Victoria Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). See Fri 27.

WEDNESDAY 1 Edinburgh

I James Chadwick Quartet Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). First Scottish visit for this Welsh band. See preview.



I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street 7.45pm. Double bill tonight. with Bill Winter on

- trumpeter has long been at the forefront of! 1 British mainstream jazz. and is always a . i welcome visitor. The occasion is made 5 even more appealing. however. by the g

Temperley City Hall. Candleriggs. 227


3 Satie and Chick Corea. See also Thurs 9.

_ I Kilt Couture Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron

‘Jazz front Down Under' and Danny l Moffat on 'Second Time Around'. Contact Bill Winter on 944 4402 for membership details.


I Humphrey lyttelton Band with Joe Temperley Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £10.50. £9.50. £8 (£6). The l

presence of baritone saxtnan Joe

1 Temperley. a former member of Humph's i

band back in the 60s. The combination of

Big Joe and Scots clarinettist Jimmy

Hastings should be one to savour. The

' local connection also includes pianist Stan 5

Greig. another mainstay in a band which also features saxophonist Kathy Stobart. 1

Pete Strange on trombone. Paul Bridge on 3

bass. and drummer Adrian Macintosh.


Glasgow I Humphrey Lyttelton Band with Joe

551 1. 8pm. £9.50. £8 (£6). See Fri 3.

I Tommy Smith and Murray McLachlan Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £8.50. £7 (£4). Assembly Direct's SUlUlt/C/lc’t‘k season features saxophonist Tommy Smith (playing both tenor and his recently acquired soprano) in what will be essentially a classical recital with Aberdeen pianist Murray McLachlan. Material will include two Sonatas by Smith. and works by Erik



I Eberhard Weber City Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511. 8pm. £7.50 (£4). 1t‘s been a little while since we heard the idiosyncratic German bass player in one

of his celebrated solo concerts. Solo bass

may not sound all that thrilling. but the

1 FCM recording artist expands the concept by accompanying himself using a real- , time digital delay to create instantaneous

layers of texture and colour around his

. sophisticated. melodic playing on the

electric upright bass which he has favoured for some years now. This is the first night of a three-date tour. and he will

I be supported by Tommy Smith and Murray 1 Mclachlan (see Fri 4) here and in

Aberdeen (Sat 11. Music Hall. 01224 641122. 8.30.£7.50(£4)). For his

. Edinburgh gig on Fri 10 (Queen's Hall. 668 2019. 8pm. £8.50. £7 (£4)). pianist

- Chick Lyall will play a solo set.


I Ciancio Latin Quartet Jazz Brunch. Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 1—4pm. No cover charge for diners. but phone for reservations (programme may be subject to change). A smooth Latin groove from the Ciancio brothers. Gino and Sandro.


Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). The genesis of this project lies in the memorable - Edinburgh concert laid on by the French big band L‘ARFl a couple of years back. As art offshoot of that project. Tom Bancroft and some of his regular collaborators brother Phil. guitarist Kevin MacKenzie. baritone saxman John Telfer and bassist Tom Lyne teamed up with French trumpeter Jean-Ltic

C appozzo and trombonist Patrick Charbolmier on both sides of the channel. This is the latest chapter in what has been a very productive liaison thus far.

WEDNESDAY 8 Edinburgh

I Alan Skidmore and John Burgess Quartet Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). A chance to hear a distinguished British saxophonist in action. See preview. There is also the possibility of a Glasgow date for the band —1ain Copeland‘s Basement Jazz promotion is currently undergoing major changes. but lain is looking at the possibility of staging some one-off gigs in the interim. including this one. He was not able to confirm by our deadline. however. so phone 0141 887 4733 for details.

Assembly Direct presents



( A Glasgow only)

GLASGOW City Hall. Thurs 9 Feb. 0141 227 5511


The following details are tor regular weekly dates: see main listings tor one- ott shows. Gigs are listed by city, then by day. Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. Jazz Residencies Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.


I The Jan Duane! Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. 923 Sauchiehall Street. 334 4891. 9.30—11.30pm. Mainstream and Latin.

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

I Catte Gui Cantlnetta Italian Centre. 17 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. 1—2.30pm. Lounge piano.

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


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

I MU Blowing Band Lauder's. Sauchiehall Street. 2—5pm. 1nformal big band.

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

I Harry Margolis and His Band



EDINBURGH Queen's Hall. Fri 10 Feb. 0131 668 2019 - Chick Lyall opens the show

Presented In association with . GOETHE-INSTWUTc’

& Mun-u __ McLuch cm

A meeting across the musical divide: virtuoso jazz saxophonist meets brllllant classlcal planlst

GLASGOW City Hall. Th 9 Feb. 0141 227 5511

+ Eberhard Weber A

EDINBURGH Queen's Hall. Sat 4Feb.

0131 668 2019


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