uates listed below are for one-oft shows. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our oliices at least one week before publication. Jan Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Dave Milligan Quartet Basement Jazz. The Ramshom Theatre. Ingram Street. 1 info on 887 4733. 10pm—1am. £4 (£3). 1 Fast-rising pianistic talent on the Scottish ' scene (see preview in last issue) leads his quartet. with Phil Bancroft (saxes). Brian Shiels (bass). and Tom Bancroft on drums.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian 1 Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. ' Contact Ernie Spiers. 14 Glendee Road. Renfrew (886 2949) for membership details. Jim Hill on the tragically curtailed recorded output of the great bop trumpeter Clifford Brown.
I Moscow Art Trio Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £8.50 £7 (£4 on door. subject to availability). The trio — pianist Mikhail Alperin. horn player Arkady Shilkloper. and singer Sergey Starostin - have not had the best of luck playing in Scotland. with one concert cancelled on the night. and another postponed for visa reasons. All is now sorted out. however. and as they proved when they did make it. they are one of the most exciting and refreshing bands to come our way in a long time. Their grafting together ofjaz‘z. folk and even classical sources into a unique and hugely inventive new growth provides not only great. tmpredictable music-making. but also equally great fttn.
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I Strathclyde Arts Jazz Centre Workshop Renlield Recital. Rentield St Stephen's Parish Church. 260 Bath Street; info from 332 4293 or 334 5118. lpm. Free. The workshop ensemble present a programme featuring original material alongside classics from the Coltrane and Ellington books.
I Paul Flush Trio Jazz After Dark. Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 10pm. £3. Modern jazz from this fine pianist. now established on the Edinburgh scene after moving from his native Tyneside.
I Katia and Marielle labeque with Gonzalo Rubalcaba Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £15. £12.50. £10 (£6 on door. subject to availability). France meets Cuba. with jazz as common ground. See preview.
I Jack Duff and FriendsTron Jazz Cellar.
: Quality mainstream and bop-based music
; drummer Dave Swanson. and the
llornblower: Mlchael Hashim, Edlnburgi,
Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2).
from old muckers Jack Duff on
saxophones and Tom Finlay at the piano. helped along by Lindsay Cooper on bass.
seductive singing of Wendy Weatherby.
I Kings of the Wild Frontier Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. i 228 3111. 8pm. No cover charge for diners; phone for reservations. Blues band.
TUESDAY 21 ' Edinburgh
I Glenn Miller Orchestra UK Usher Hall. ' Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £12.50.
£10.50. Glaswegian trombonist John
3 Watson leads the UK version of the Glenn I Miller revival orchestra. complete with singing group. vocal soloists. and the
classic Miller sound. I Swing 95 Reid Hall. Bristo Square.
- l.l()pm. Free. Reeds player Dick Lee
leads his Django-inspired quartet. now in
their 16th year ofchanging their name on New Year's Day.
I Mike Hart’s liagtinters Fat Sam‘s Down
5 Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 . 3111. 7.30pm. No cover charge for diners; - phone for reservations. Early jazz.
I Duo-Do-Hot-Club Pizza Express. 151 i Queen Street. 221 3333. 9pm. l guess it's
a joke rather than a dodgy grasp of French. but in any case. expect more
. Django-isms from this duo as they do indeed do the Hot Club.
I Michael Hashim and The Jack Finlay
Trio Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550.
8.30pm. £4 (£3). American alto and
1 soprano saxophonist Michael Hashim was
. impressive on an earlier visit to the Tron
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I Katia and Marielle Labeque with Gonzalo Rubalcaba Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £15—£6.25. See preview.
I Johnson Jazz Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. lpm. Free. The band describe themselves as couth. gainly. seemly. ketnpt. shevelle 1 and orderly. which suggests a certain unhealthy obsession with neatness.
with the London-based Blue Note All-
Stars. but will link up with local trios for ; his Scottish dates this time (he plays The
Lemon Tree. Aberdeen on Tue 21). That
1 initial good impression has been backed
up by the release of his recent
'I'runsurluntit‘ Airs disc on 33 Records. . with our own David Newton at the piano.
which confirms that Hashim is an
inventive and far frotn stereotyped player.
I Fat Sam’s Band Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 8pm. No cover charge for diners; phone for reservations. Swing andjump-jive.
THURSDAY 23 Edinburgh
I The Peristalsis Brothers Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 7.30pm. No cover charge for diners; phone for reservations. Swing.
I Glenn Miller Orchestra UK Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £10—£l2. See Tue 21. I Russell Cowieson Quintet Basement Jazz. The Ramshorn Theatre. lngram Street. info on 887 4733. 10pm—lam. £4 (£3). Saxophonist Russell Cowieson has emerged as one of the leading young musicians in the country. and the chance to follow his continuing development as a well-rounded contemporary bop player and composer has been a distinct pleasure. His front-line partnership with trumpeter Colin Steele verges on the telepathic. Add pianist Brian Kellock. an asset to any band. and the rhythm section of Gary Fimister and Paddy Flaherty. and you have the makings of a top-notch outfit.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. Contact Ernie Spiers. 14 Glendee Road. Renfrew (886 2949) for membership details. John Parkes considers some ‘New Horns in Town'.
I Mose Allison and Tam White Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £9.50. £8 (£4 on door. subject to
availability). Singer and pianist Mose Allison is one of those musicians who . seems to attract a ‘legendary‘ tag before
his name almost automatically these days. btlt he has done more than most to earn it. He is not what you would call a frequent visitor to Scotland (although that is part ol the mystique in itself). but his laconic. laid-back style has had a powerful influence on a couple of generations of both jazz and blues performers.
: Edinburgh's own blues-master. Tam 1 White. provides exctttplary support. I Bob Oliver’s Hot Seven Victoria l’at‘l; ’ Hotel. 221 Ferry Road. lnfo and tickets
from 551 1237. 8pm-midnight. £6.50. Re- creations of the classic Louis Armstrong Hot Seven style from this highly regarded outfit.
I David Milligan Quartet The Jazz Club. MacRobert Centre Foyer. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £5 (£2). See Fri 17.
SATURDAY 25 .
I Andrew Gordon Guartet Jazz After Dark Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333 10pm. £3. Modern jazz quartet. with the leaderjoined by trumpeter Colin Steele.
I Mose Allison Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. Dining from 8pm; performance 9pm. £20 (inc pizza and wine). The most ambitious promotion yet at the restaurant. and a very rare chance to catch Mose Allison (see Fri 24) in such all
I Bill Hannah, Sandy Taylor and Friends The Stables Restaurant. Roundabout lnn. Carrochan Road. Balloch. 01389 52148. 2—5pm. No cover charge. Friendly lttaittstrealtljazz session down Loch l.omond way.
I Revolution Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron
Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square.
220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). The name may sound like a rap group. but lurking behind it isjazz keyboard man Paul Flush. now based in Edinburgh and a familiar figure in this particular locale. and a couple of his Tyneside mates. Keith Peberday on bass and drummer Barry Black. '
I Reekie City Blues Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fotmtainbridge. 228
3111. 8pm. No cover charge for diners:
phone for reservations. Blues band.
TUESDAY 28 '
'_ I Warren Vache Moir llall. Mitchell Theatre. 227 5511, 8pm. £8 (£6). More
top quality mainstreamjazz in the Moir. with American cornetist Warren Vache
and the Murray Smith Trio.
I Capital Jazz Band Fat Sam's Down ' Town Diner. 56-458 Fountainbridge. 228
3111. 7.30pm. No cover charge for diners:
phone for reservations. Dixieland jazz.
Glasgow I Candy Butler and Funky Stuff The
Plaza. Eglittton Toll. 423 3077. 8pm. £9.50 (£5). See preview.
I Mike Daly Quartet Pizza Express. l51 Queen Street. 221 3333. 9pm. No music charge unless otherwise stated. Mainstream jazz outfit.
I Chick lyall Quartet Tron Jazz Cellar. l‘ron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30an £3 (£2). Classy ctmtemporary jazz from the Glasgow pianist. whose inlluences stretch from Bill Evans through Keith Jarrett to Cecil Taylor. in the company of ace guitarist Kevin Mackenzie. Eddie MacFarlane on bass. and drummer lain Copeland.
I Fat Sam’s Band Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56 ~58 Fountainbritlge. 228 3111. 8pm. No cover charge for diners; phone for reservations. Swing and jump-jive.
THURSDAY 30 _ .
I The Dreamliners Fat Sam‘s Down Town Diner. 56—58 1-‘ountainbridge. 228 3111. 7.30pm. No cover charge for diners: phone for reservations. 50s rock with jazz and blues.
Legendary: Mose Allison, Edinburgh, Fr124; Glasgow. Sun 26
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