Glasgow Jazz Festival Listings

Glasgow International Jazz Festival takes place between Wed 30 Jun-Sun 4 Jul. Tickets for all events (other than those which are free) are available from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 287 5511. Stand-by tickets for unemployed and students (priced £5) are available 30 minutes before doors open.



I Tam White 8: Brian Kellock Tron Theatre Restaurant. 63 Trongate. 287 5511. 9.30pm. £8 (£4). Scotland‘s leading blues singer meets Scotland‘s leading jazz pianist in a gig which also launches the duo‘s new album on Caber.



I Eddie Severn Duo Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 5—7pm. Free. The trumpeter should grab the shoppers‘ attention.

I Kenny Garrett Quartet The Old Fruitmarket, Albion Street. 287 3554. 7.30pm. £8—£10 (£5). The alto saxophonist is a leading light in the current American jazz scene. See preview page 15.

I Hung Drawn Quartet The Fire Station. 33 lngram Street. 552 2929. 8pm. Free. Imaginative arrangements and inventive soloing from this Glasgow- based saxophone quartet.

I 0.5. Murray Quartet Brel. 39—43 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 8pm. Free. Jazz meets contemporary beats in this guitar- led outfit.

I Vertu The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street, 287 3554. 8.30pm. £1 1—£13 (£5). A new twist on the fusion supergroup theme. with the veteran bass and drum team of Stanley Clarke and Lenny White renewing an acquaintance begun in Chick Corea’s Return To Forever in the early 708. They are joined by a new generation of electric jazzers. led by keyboard player Rachel Z. with Karen Briggs on violin and Ritchie Kozen

sup lying the obligatory guitar licks.

I S ango McChuill's, 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9.30pm. Free. Jazz funk.

I Trio AAB Tron Theatre Restaurant. 63 Trongate. 287 551 1. 9.30pm. £5 (£3). The second in a series of gigs from artists associated with the Caber label at this venue. Trio AAB features guitarist Kevin MacKenzie alongside the Bancroft twins. Phil on saxes and Tom who also runs Caber on drums.

I Festival Club Glasgow Marriott


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Art Ensemble of Chicago

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The Art Ensemble burst out of the free jazz ferment of the 605 with a distinctive visual as well as musical identity. The African-style painted faces and Lester Bowie’s famous lab coat remain trademarks, while the band's musical boundaries have both expanded and moved more toward the mainstream over the decades. (KM)

Glasgow: Old Fruitmarket, Thu 1 Jul.

Hotel. 500 Argyle Street. 226 5577.

1 lpm—3am. £2. For many listeners. the more informal atmosphere of the late night club is the essential jazz experience. although it can be noisy off- stage as well as on if you are really intent on listening as against hanging out. Jam sessions featuring major names in the festival are not unknown. however. and Fionna Duncan and Her Trio provide high quality entertainment. with or without guests. No advance tickets.

THURSDAY 1 Glasgow

I Haftor Medboe Quartet Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 221 ()324. 5—7pm. Free. Guitar-led quartet.

I Art Ensemble Of Chicago The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 3554. 7.30pm. £13—£15 (£5). The Art

Ensemble of Chicago return to the festival with their characteristically colourful take on Great Black Music. The band have remained remarkably intact since emerging in the late 60s ferment of the Chicago free jazz scene. Only Joseph Jarman has departed since that time (and that only in the current decade). leaving the core line-up of Lester Bowie (trumpet). Roscoe Mitchell (reeds). Malachi Favours (bass) and Famadou Don Moye (drums).

I Fraser Speirs 8: Steve Nimmo The Fire Station. 33 Ingram Street. 552 2929. 8pm. Free. Blues. o

I Cathie Rae Trio Cafe Rouge. John Street. 552 4433. 8.30pm. Free. Singer. I Jazz DJ Bar 91. 91 Candleriggs. 552 521 1. 9pm. Free.

I Segment with Chick Lyall Brel. 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 9pm. Free. Contemporary jazz.

I Kudu McChuill‘s. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9.30pm. Jazz funk.

I Nguyen Le Trio The Old Fruitmarkct. Albion Street. 287 3554. 10.30pm. £8—£I() (£5). Vietnamese guitarist Nguyen Le makes his Glasgow debut with a trio which also features the remarkable double bass playing of Renaud Garcia-Fons. one of the major discoveries of recent years. and percussionist Tino de Geraldo. See preview page 16.

I Festival Club Glasgow Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street. 226 5577.

1 1pm—3am. £2. See Wed 30.


I Brian Molley Quartet Glasgow Airport. Abbotsinch. 887 l 1 l l. 5—7pm. Free. A swinging welcome to visitors and weary businessmen alike from this

promising young saxophonist and his band.

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If you thought the days of the fusion supergroup had passed, think again. Vertu resurrect the concept in a band which combines two of the big names from the first wave of early 70$ jazz- rock-funk fusion, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White, with three new- generation fusioneers - keyboardist Rachel Z. violinist Karen Briggs, and guitarist Ritchie Kozen. (KM)

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