on the first Monday of the month. The idea is to create an informal opportunity for jazz-theatre performance. in which both playwrights and musicians can try out new or experimental work. If you are interested in taking part. contact the Traverse’s dramaturg, Ella Wildridge. on 228 3223; otherwise. just go along and check out what is going on.

I Free Underground Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. 9.30pm. £2. This started out as essentially a free jazz session led by bass player Lindsay Cooper. but the pervasive influence of hip hop at this venue has also established a strong presence here. DJ Eh?Wun!’s decks and sampling are part of the core band. along with Cooper. Doug Duncan (trumpet). and Alan Pendreigh (drums). Take your instrument and sit in on a free-form jam. orjust listen.



I Howard Alden Moir Hall. Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £8 (£6). Alden. who now plays the seven- string guitar developed by George Van Epps pretty much exclusively. remains a leading light among the new generation of mainstreamjazz players. He will be accompanied by the Brian Shiels Trio in this Jazz Co-op gig.

I Tam White Shoestring Band Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 014 l. 8.30pm. £5. Scotland's top bluesman celebrates the release of his Mon Dancin album with a return to this intimate space. He is joined by his regular collaborators in this trio. harmonica man Fraser Spiers and guitarist lleil Warden.


I John Burgess Quartet Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. 10pm. £3 (£2). Saxophonist John Burgess is playing with much greater maturity these days. and will be working through some recent compositions with David Milligan (piano). Brian Shiels (bass). and either John Rae or Paddy Flaherty (drums).

I The orealnliners Fat Sam‘s Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 7.30—10.30pm. No cover charge. Swing. jump-jive and early rock 'n' roll.



I Tour White Shoestring Band Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £5. See Tue 5.

I James Taylor nuartet The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 9pm. £9.50 in advance. over eighteen‘s only. The Hammond organ sound of the JTQ was very much in the vanguard of the UK Acid Jazz scene. and he still records copiously - for that label.

I Theo Travis Quartet Brewery Tap. 1055 Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866. 8.30pm. Free. A late addition on to the tour dates for the band which won the audience award for best gig at the Glasgow Jazz Festival. See Fri 1.


I Power or Scotland Big Band Henry’s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 I288. 9.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). A potentially exciting development. in which drummer John Rae and trumpeter Eddie Severn lead a sixteen-piece ensemble of t0p-notch Scottish musicians (contributors include Brian Kellock. Colin Steele. Russell Cowieson. Tom McNiven. Ronnie Rae. and John Kenny. with guests like Tommy Smith and Rick Taylor) playing exclusively material by Scottish composers and arrangers.

I Fat Sam‘s Band Fat Sam’s. 56-58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 8—1 lptn. No cover charge. Swing and jump-jive.


I Tour White Shoestring Band Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £5. See Tue 5.

I The Songwriters Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 9pm. £3. Vocalist and keyboard player Elliott Murray pays tribute to the great songwriters of the golden age. including Gershwin. Berlin and Porter. Brian Shiels (bass) and Ken Mathieson (drums) complete the trio.


I Syd lawrence Orchestra Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 l 155. 7.30pm.

£l6—£ 14. Smooth charts and slick dance- band playing. with vocals from special guest Bill Tarmey (of Coronation Street fame).

I Gave Newton Trio Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). The pianist is always a welcome visitor to his old haunts. and will doubtless produce his usual impeccable form in the company of Kenny Ellis (bass) and John Rae (drums). I Blacka’nlnd Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2). A popular Afro-Soul-Jazz club night. with Blacka‘nized DJs Joseph Malik and Uncle Fawaz. a West African percussion band. and guest musicians.

I Ralph Lalng Quintet Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 31 l l. 7.30—10.30pm. No cover charge. Mainstream jazz.



I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. Contact Ernie Spiers. 14 Glendee Road. Renfrew (886 2949) for membership details. 7.30pm. Jack Goode considers ‘Alto Sax‘.

I Mr Superbad's Soul llight Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 7.30pm. Free. Classic soul.

I Jack Webb Quartet Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 9pm. £3. Mainstream jazz from the keyboard and organ-synth player. with Elliott Murray (vocals and saxophone). Kevin Hughes (bass). and a new name on the Glasgow scene. guitarist Phillip Melstrom. who has come through the jazz band project at the Glasgow Arts Centre.

I Basement Jan The Ramshom Theatre. 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. See Fri 1.


I Altered Beats Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 I288. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). See Fri 1.


I oavid Milligan trio The Jazz Club. The MacRobert Centre. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 10.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Milligan is arguably the most exciting talent to have emerged in the current decade on the Scottish jazz scene. His highly—charged pianism and fertile harmonic imagination are always a serious treat.



I Courtney Pine The Garage. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. Doors 7pm. on stage 8.30pm. £9.30 in advance. A new venue for the saxophonist. although much of his music over the years has had considerable crossover appeal anyway. taking in reggae. funk and. in the case of his current band. hip hop influences.

I Ewan Vernal Trio Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 2.30pm. Free. See Sat 2.

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