JAZZ LISTINGS continued
I Wizards Kulu's Jazz Joint. The Honeycomb. 36—38A Blair Street. 220 4381. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). Funk. jazz and hip-hop fusion from this new-ish eight-piece outfit. who are busily building a following on the Edinburgh circuit.
I Craig McMurdo in Mr Wonderful ()ld Fruitinarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). .Mayfest invites the ever-modest Mr McMurdo to swing his thang all over again in the company of his seven-piece band. That Swing Thang. and The Swingettes. The ’Mr Wonderful' reference is probably to the great singers who have been his inspiration rather than him. but hey. with Craig. you can never be sure.
I Hung Drawn Saxophone Quartet Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 11.30pm— 3am (no admission after 1am). £3. The HDQ parade their potent combination of sophisticated arrangements and powerful soloing.
I Sophie Bancroft Band Tron .lazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). The Bancroft family are well represented around the Edinburgh venues tonight. Sophie is the one who sings.
I Phil Bancroft Quartet Henry‘s Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp .-\B(‘ cinema). 221 1288. 10pm late. £3 (£2). The saxophone playing Bancroft twin leads his standards—iu‘ientated quartet. with brother Tom on drums. Brian Kellock (piano) and Kenny lillis (bass).
I l-Iullcmo ‘ Martin Taylor soto
Edinburgh, Fri 16 May, Queen's Hall, 0131 667 7776
4» Euphoria Edinburgh. Fri 30 May, Queen's Hall, 0131 667 7776
Glasgow, Sat 31 Feb, Mitchell Theatre, 0141 267 5511
“urruy Charles Gayle duo
Edinburgh, Mon 2 June, The Tron, 0131 667 7776.;
.‘ Suzanne BOI‘II‘ICII' / Herb Geller
Edinburgh, Fri 6 June, Queen‘s Hall, 0131 667 7776
Presented in with Edinburgh Jazz Projects
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I Craig McMurdo in Mr Wonderful ()ld Eruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). See Thurs 22.
I Midnight Club Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 5520141. 11.30pm—3am (no admission after 1am). £3. Late-night jazz and blues club.
I Craig McMurdo in Mr Wonderful ()ld Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 I. 7.30pm. £7.50 (no concession tonight). See Thurs 22.
I Mulliganesque Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. Dining from 7.45pm. band from 9pm. £5. Bobby Wishart will switch from his usual tenor to baritone saxophone for this tribute to the ground-breaking Gerry Mulligan Quartet of the mid-50s. in which he omitted the customary chordal instrument (piano or guitar) and pioneered a two- horn front line. initially with Chet Baker. Wishart's an'angements will be played in suitably piano-free fashion by Tom McNiven (trumpet and llugelhorn). Mario Caribe (bass) and Alan Cosker (drums). while a guest vocalist is also promised.
I Midnlght Club Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 ()14 I. 11.30pm—3am (no admission after 1am). £3. Late-night jazz and blues club.
I Kevin MacKenzie and Friends Bank Hotel. 1 South Bridge. 5569043. 2.30pm—5.30pm. £1. See Sun 18.
I John Rae Trio Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. I()pm-late. £2 (£1). See Sun 18.
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I Lindsay Cooper Free Underground Henry's Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. I()pm—Iate. £2 (£1). See Mon 19.
I T.I.A (Transient Ischaemic Attack) Kulu's Jazz. Joint. The Honeycomb. 36—38A Blair Street. 2204381. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). See Mon 19.
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I Paul Harrison Trio Bank Hotel. I South Bridge. 5569043. 8pm 11pm. £1. See Tue 20.
I John Coltrane Tribute Band Kulu's Jazz Joint. The Honeycomb. 36 -38A Blair Street. 2204381. ilplll-‘311111.£4 (£3). See Tue 20.
I Mystery Band Kulu‘s Jazz. .loint. The Honeycomb. 36 38A Blair Street. 220
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4381. 11pm—3am. £4 (£3). The last Wednesday of the month will be given over to a dance-orientated mystery band.
I Crazy Rhythm Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. Dining from 7.45pm. band from 9pm. £5. 1)jango Reinhardt-inspired swing guitar from this well-established trio. featuring Paul Hares (guitar). Tony Wright (rhythm guitar) and Nigel Thompson (double bass).
I Hung Drawn Saxophone Quartet Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 ()141. 11.30pm-3am (no admission after 1am). £3. See Thurs 22.
I Phil Bancroft Quartet Henry's (‘eIIar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. 10pm--1ate. £3 (£2). See Thurs 29.
I Jazz Club Weekend Rothes Halls. Rothes Square. ()1592 612121. 8pm. £5 (£3.50). A weekcnd ol'jazz kicks off with singer Violet Leighton and her regular
= collaborators. Nigel Clark (guitar) and
Ewan Vernal (bass). The event will run until Sunday. with two concerts each night on Friday and Saturday (details next issue).
i The following details are for regular : free weekl dates: see main listings
for one-o or ticketed 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 are compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Jazz Piano Baby Grand. 3/7 lilmbank Gardens. 248 4942. I()pm. Lounge pianist.
I Bill Fanning Orchestra Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 014 |. 2pm--5pm. Big band.
I George Penman's Jazzmen The Lemon Tree. 142 St Vincent Street. 226 3833. 2.30- 5.30pm. Traditional.
I Lauder’s Big Band Lauder's. Sauchiehall Street. 2 5pm. Informal big
5 I Harry Margolis Big Band I.'.-\uache.
27 Waterloo Street. 221 3210. 2 5pm. Big band.
I Dissen Tango‘d Brewery Tap. 1055
Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866. 9pm. Jazz funk.
' I Jazz Piano Baby (irand (see l‘rt ).
Sundays I George McGowan Big Band The
Parade. Metttltiyvpttrk Street. 2.30pm--4pm. Big band jazz. I Live Music BreI. 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3pm. :\I'lisls varv. not always jazz.
‘ I Blackfriars Collective Blackfriars. 3o
Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. Modern jazz. I Hermitage Bourbon Street (see Sat I.
I Jazz Guitar Pizza I-prress. 151 Queen Street. 23l 333.3. 8pm. l'ree. Resident
I Fionna Duncan and Friends McChuilIs. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 8pm. Traditional and mainstreamsinger. I Jazz Piano Baby (irand (see 1’ri ).
Z 9.30pm. Lounge pianist.
I Alan McPike and Pat Keating .-\Ipen
Lodge. 25a Hope Street. 221 4648. 8pm.
Hammond organ and vocals. I Jazz Plano Baby Grand (see Fri). 9pm. Lounge pianist.
I Smith and Blackwood Bar Miro. 36 Kelvingrove Street. 353 0475. 9pm. Songs of quality and distinction.
I Jazz Piano Baby Grand (see Eri). 9pm. Lounge pianist.
I Steven McDuff Trio Yes Bar and Brasserie. 22 West Nile Street. 221 8044. 8pm—-11pm. Singer-led trio.
I George Penman All-Stars Bourbon Street (see Sat). 8.30pm. Traditional.
I Tap Quartet Brewery Tap (see Sat). Modern jazz. 9pm.
I Chang Blackfriars (see Sun). 9.30pm. Jazz-funk.
I Jazz Piano Baby Grand (see l‘ri ). 9pm. Lounge pianist.
Fridays I Live Jazz Henderson‘s. 25 Thistle Street. 225 2605. 8pm. Artists vary.
I Alex Shaw Trio Drum and Monkey. 80 Queen Street. 538 8111. l--3pm. Mainstream to bop.
I Liz MacEwan with Toto and the Dexters Harry's Bar. Randolph Place. 539 8100. 3.30pm—5.30pm. Mainstream. I Edith Budge Nobles-1411 Constitution Street. Leith. 554 2024. 9.30 )1". Singer.
I Bi 1 Kyle's Jazz Pool Cellar Bar. Chambers Street. 220 4298. 10.30pm. Modern jazz.
I Edith Budge The Dome Bar and Grill. 14 (ieorge Street. 624 8624. 1pm~5pm. Singer.
I Diplomats of Jazz Royal Ettrick
Hotel. 13 Ettrick Road. 228' 6413. 2.30--5pm. Traditional.
2 I Jack Duff and Friends with Wendy
Weatherby Braidburn Inn. 200
Mayfield Road. 667 3867. 3—5pm. Mainstream.
I Live Jazz Maison Hector. 47
Deanhaugh Street. 332 5328. 4.30pm.
.‘ylainstream. I Paul Ellis and Stewart Mitchell Harry’s Bar (see Sat). 9.30pm. Sinatra
I Swing '96 Malt Shovel. Cockburn
Street. 225 6843. 9 m. Swing. I Louisiana Ragtime Band Navaar House Hotel. 12 Mayfield Gardens. 667
a 2828. 8.30pm. Traditional.
I Live Jazz Whistle Binkies. 4-‘6 South
Bridge. 55.7 5114. 10.30pm. Modern.
: I Fat Sam's Band rm Sam's. 56-58
1-‘ountainbridge. 228 3111. 8pm. Swing and jump-jive.
I Paul Ellis and Stewart Mitchell
3 Harry's Bar (see Sat). 9.30pm. Sinatra
I Diplomats of Jazz Khublni Khan‘s Mongolian Restaurant. 43 Assembly
Street. 555 0005. 8.30pm. Traditional
jazz. 8.30pm. Traditional.
I Marco Swayze Quartet (‘anon‘s (iait. Canongate. 556 4481. 8.30pm. Plus guests.
I Live Jazz Henderson's (see l'ri). 8pm. Artists varv.
I Live Jazz Cellar Bar (see Sat). 10pm.
I Spirits of Rhythm Braidburn Inn (see Sttn). 8.30pm. Traditional.
I The Peristalsis Brothers Khublai Khan‘s Mongolian Restaurant (see Wed). 8.30pm. Swing.
I Live Jazz Henderson‘s (see l‘ri).
I Templehall Stompers Templehall Hotel. 77 Promenad