I GEORGE eeusort: George Benson made himseli both rich and famous playing smooth, sophisticated iazz-iunk-soul lusion. In the wake of his mega-selling breakthrough album Breezin’, he laid down some classics oi the genre in the process, and a lot that was decidedly bland alongside them. It made him one oi the biggest crossover successes of all, but the transition to pop singer also robbed iazz oi a great instrumentalist and genuiner gifted improviser, as even a cursory listen to his 60s iazz sides will contirm. lie can still cut loose when the spirit moves him, though - which is not nearly often enough.

Glasgow lioyal Concert Hall, Tue 2,


I lloy Williams and Trio Pizza Express. 9pm. £5. Leading mainstream trombonist. I Bill Wells Octet Intercity Cafe Bar. 10pm. £6. A tribute to the late Jim Waugh. in which Bill’s regular band is augmented by a special guest. the great llarry Beckett on trumpet.

I Andy Mitchell ouo Brunswick Hotel. 8pm. Free. Bass and guitar.

I Madeleine Macoonald liuintet Bourbon Street. 8.30pm. Free. Singer. I ilev Doc and the Congregation The Brewhouse. 9pm. Free. Blues.

I Tom Mclliven lluintet and or The Apartment. 9pm. Free. See Sat 29.

I Fionna Duncan and Friends McChuill's. 10pm. Free. Singer.

I late Night Jan Club Marriott Hotel. 11pm. Free. See Fri 28.


I Graeme Wilson Trio Bill‘s Bar. 12.30—2.30pm. See Mon 1.

I George Benson Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 7.30pm. £lO—£20. See picture caption.


28.6.96 .' bob@l wit/Jart quartet: 7 0.30pm 29.6.96 mite/rel! 2’7 medboe : 2.30pm 29.6.96 bung drawn quartet : 7 0.30pm 3 0. 6. 96 :jolm go/die 2.30pm 5. 7.96 :fred quip/bi 10.30pm 6. 7. 96 : violet lengtou duo : 2. 30pm 6. 7. 96 : d: murray quartet: 7 0.30pm 7. 7. 96 : <gregor dark duo : 2. 30pm

7.796 her/Iron x : 9.45pm

I Betty Carter and ller l‘rlo McEwan's Old Fruitmarket. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Some Carter confusion here after talk about Benny Carter returning to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival. bass player Ron Carter popped up instead. only to cancel after the initial leaflet was printed. and be replaced by the inimitable jazz singer Betty Carter. Got that? Shame about the other two. but the one we are getting is always a treat.

I tommy Whittle and Brian Shiels Trio Pizza Express. 9pm. £5. Veteran Scottish saxman hits a mainstream into bop groove.

I Alan Barnes Sextet Intercity Cafe Bar. 10pm. £6. Imaginative. bop-derived music from the saxophonist and his band. with the high-flying Gerard Presencer on trumpet. and Scotland‘s Steve Hamilton on iano.

I Bobby Wishart Guintet Bourbon Street. 8.30pm. Free. See Fri 28.

I Big Band Blues The Brewhouse. 9pm. Free. A special blues-orientated programme from Strathclyde University Big Band.

I liev Doe and Alan Brown Paddy O'Brien’s Dream. 9pm. Free. Blues.

I Gregor Clark and laura Macoonald The Apartment. 9pm. Free. Trumpet and

I Jazz Walk Blackfriars. 10pm. Free. Danish quartet.

I Paul lienderson Tron Theatre Bar. 10pm. Free. Blues.

I Soundclash McChuill's. 10pm. Free. DJs.

I late Night Jazz Club Marriott Hotel.

1 lpm. Free. See Fri 28.


I Russell Cowleson ouartet Bill's Bar. 12.30—2.30pm. Tightly played jazz with flair from the Scots saxman and his band. I Chris Barber Jan and Blues Band Theatre Royal. 7.30pm. £10—£16. Traditional jazz and a slice of blues from the trombonist and his cohorts.

I Auld Alliance Jazz McEwan's Old Fruitmarket. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Intriguing Scottish-French big band double bill. with the Orchestra llational de Jazz, led by Laurant Cugny. and the Glasgow premiere of the new Scottish llatlonal Jazz Orchestra, co~|ed by Tommy Smith and Bobby Wishart. Tommy will also play as a guest soloist with the ONJ. and trumpet star Flavio Boltro will return the compliment with the SNJO.

I Madeleine Macoonald Ramshom Theatre. 8.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Singer.

I Brian oee Pizza Express. 9pm. £5. Mainstream and bop pianist.

I The Hungry Ants Intercity Cafe Bar. 10pm. £6. See preview.

I Roy Ayers McEwan’s Old Fruitmarket. 10.30pm. £10—£8. See preview.

I llartor Medboe and Eddie Severn Princes Square. 5pm. Free. Guitar and trumpet.

I John Goldie Brunswick Hotel. 8pm. Free. Guitarist.

I Morph Bourbon Street. 8.30pm. Free. Guitarist.

I The Shakers The Brewhouse. 9pm. Free. Blues.

I Jazz Walk The Apartment. 9pm. Free. Danish quartet.

I AJP'I Blackfriars. 10pm. Free. Jazz


I Andy Mitchell ouo Tron Theatre Bar. 10pm. Free. Bass and guitar.

I Swndclash McChuill's. 10pm. Free.

DJs. I late Night Jan Club Marriott Hotel. llpm. Free. See Fri 28.


I Russell Cowleson ouartet Bill's Bar. l2.30—2.30pm. See Wed 3.

I Tommy Smith Sextet McEwan’s Old Fruitmarket. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). See

I The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook City Hall. 7.30pm. £12. Singer Barbara Jay is joined by Maxine Daniels and Rosemary Clooney for a tribute to the first lady of jazz. with the Tommy Whittle Quartet.

I Madellne Eastman Ramshom Theatre. 10pm. £5 (£3.50). American singer.

I laura Macoonald ouartet Pizza Express. 9pm. £5. Another chance for the saxophonist to show off the licks she has picked up at Berklee.

I llli Waltenlus Group Intercity Cafe Bar. 10pm. £6. Top-rated Swedish guitarist leads his own group, which features familiar faces in the two Lars. J ansson (piano) and Danielsson (bass).

I lars Jansson Princes Square. 5pm. Free. Swedish pianist.

I Jan Walk Bourbon Street. 8.30pm. Free. Danish quartet.

I Boogalusa The Brewhouse. 9pm. Free. Cajun and blues.

I liepercusslon and DJ The Apartment.

9pm. Free. Afro-Brazilian drum orchestra.




Blues ’n’ all that Jazz nightly.

Bourbon Street Bar & Brasserie captures the buzz of New Orleans,

the birth place of jazz. Just walk in off the street and you could be in the heart of the French Quarter, with live music from Scotland’s top musicians, a lively menu


108 GEORGE ST GLASGOW Tel: 0141-552 0141

Bourbon St Glasgow a la New Orleans

my? royal 28.6.96 robert bendmon duo .' 7 0.00pm 29.6.96 : Mitchell a’y' medboe 10.00pm 4.7.96 : david mung duo .' 9.30pm 5. 7. 96 : gregor dark duo : 70.00pm

6. 7. 96 : violet lengtou duo 9.30pm 7. 7. 96 : makeup? (9' banooieb : 9.30pm

Mm afternoon:

manic evening:

The List 28 Jun-11 Jul 1996 23'