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GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL LISTINGS: continued
I Malcolm MacFarlane 8. Kevin MacKenzie Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 5—7pm. Free. Guitar duo.
I Haftor Medboe 8: Andy Mitchell Toast. 84—86 Albion Street. 552 3044. 5pm. Free. Guitar and electric bass.
I George Shearing Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7.30pm. £l2—£l9. George Shearing's last appearance in Glasgow united him with the late Mel Torme. in what was one of the most constructive partnerships in jazz. This time around. he will link up with the BBC Big Band in a concert which will celebrate the London-bom pianist‘s 80th birthday. with a little help from special guest Carol Kidd.
I Riverboat Shufer PS Waverley. Anderson Quay. 221 8152. 7.30pm. £17. An always popular sail with traditional jazz accompaniment.
I Tomasz Stanko The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 3554. 7.30pm. £8—£10 (£5). Polish trumpeter Thomasz Stanko is another eagerly-awaited Glasgow debutant this year. and will present his Litania project. dedicated to the mUsic of fellow Pole Krzysztof Komeda. with a stellar European band. See preview page 16.
I Cathie Rae Quartet The Fire Station. 33 Ingram Street. 552 2929. 8pm. Free. Singer.
I Kenny Paterson Trio Cafe Rouge. John Street. 552 4433. 8.30pm. Free. Smooth singer.
I Monkey Puzzle Bar 91. 91 Candleriggs. 552 521 1. 9pm. Free. Fusion band.
I Graeme Wilson Quartet Brel. 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 9pm. Free. Modern jazz.
I Mellow Evolution MeChuill‘s. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9.30pm. Cool funk.
I Chris Clark Quartet Kelvinpark Lome Hotel. 923 Sauchiehall Street. 314 9955. 9.30pm. Free. Modern and mainstream.
I Nova The Old Fruitmarket. Albion
Elvin Jones Jazz Machine
Street. 287 3554. 10.30pm. £13. The festival's established club night features the usual mix of a live band with DJ action. Bugge \lllesseltoft's New Conception of Jazz bring a Scandanavian slant on the jazz-meets- techno/ambient theme. while the Berlin- based DJ -team Jazzanova do their stuff on the decks.
I Festival Club Glasgow Marriott Hotel. 500 Argyle Street. 226 5577.
1 1pm—3am. £2. See Wed 30.
I Lorne Cowieson Quartet Glasgow Airport. Abbotsinch. 887 l l l 1. 5—7pm. Free. Trumpet-led quartet.
I Brazilliance B Bar-Cafe. Beardmore Hotel. Beardmore Street Clydebank. 951 6000. 1 I.30am-2.30pm. Brazilian jazz which sidesteps the over-familiar bossa staples in favour of more imaginative explorations.
I Brian Molley Quartet Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 2pm. Free. See Thu 1.
I Vox/HornlDrum The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street, 287 3554. 2pm. £1. Julian Arguelles. Chris Batchelor. Madeline Eastman and Erinclare Scrutton lead a creative workshop session. culminating in a combined voice-homs-drums performance.
I The Hot Club Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 2pm. Free. GrappelIi-style swing from Alex Yellowlees‘s ﬁne band.
I Burt McDonald Quartet Brel. 39 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 3—5pm. Free. Imaginative jazz with pop flavourings. co-led by saxophonist Raymond MacDonald and guitarist George Burt. I Neil Burns Quintet Princes Square. Buchanan Street, 221 ()324. 5—7pm. Free. Young guitar-led outfit with NYJOS connections. See Sun 4.
I Chick Lyall Trio Brel. 39 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 5—7pm. Free. Excellent pianist.
I Celia Cruz & Jose Alberto The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 3554.
One of the masters. Jones was instrumental in redefining the role of the drummer in the jazz ensemble in the early-60$ John Coltrane Quartet. where his fiery passion and virtuosity provided the launching pad for the saxophonist's explorations. Elvin, one of three famous brothers from a Detroit family (the late Thad and Hank are the others), remains a ‘ powerhouse at the heart of his own Jazz Machine. (KM)
Glasgow: Old Fruitmarket, Sun 4 Jul.
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The concert featuring the undisputed queen of Cuban music is sure to be one of the hot tickets in this year's festival, and advance booking is definitely recommended. Cruz played at the Royal Concert Hall on her last visit to the festival. but the Fruitmarket will provide space to dance, and should prove a more suitable venue. Singer Jose Alberto shares what ought to be a spectacular double bill. (KM)
Glasgow: Old Fruitmarket, Sat 3 Jul.
7.30pm & 10.30pm. £16/£I7. Prepare to soak up the grooves as this Cuban superstar extravaganza sees a festival return for the great Celia Cruz. the undisputed queen of Cuban music. and a debut for another great singer. Jose Alberto. known as ‘El Canario' (The Canary). For those with the stamina. DJ Simon Hodge of Club Latino takes over at 10.30pm. spinning discs into the sma‘ hours.
I Kenny Paterson Trio Cafe Rouge. John Street. 552 4433. 8.30pm. Free. See Fri 2.
I Dutch College Swing Band Glasgow Marriott Hotel. 500 Argyle Street. 287 551 1. 9pm. £13. This band has its historic roots in the wartime Dutch resistance. and has flown the ﬂag for traditional jazz ever since. Bob Kaper leads the band these days. and they feature the hot trumpet and ﬂugelhorn work of Michael Varekamp.
I Kaching Bar 91. 91 Candleriggs. 552 5211. 9pm. Free. Jazz funk.
I Drunk-A-Funk McChuill’s. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9.30pm. Jazz funk.
I Festival Club Glasgow Marriott Hotel. 500 Argyle Street. 226 5577.
1 1pm-3am. £2. See Wed 30.
Paisley I Eddie Severn Duo Glasgow Airport. Abbotsinch. 887 1 1 1 I. 5—7pm. Free. See Wed 30.
I Malcolm MacFarlane 8i Ged Brockie Glasgow Marriott Hotel. 500 Argyle Street. 226 5577. l 1.30am. Guitar duo.
I Live Jazz Brunch Corinthian. 191 Ingram Street. 552 1 101. 12.30—4pm.
I John Goldie The Fire Station. 33 Ingram Street. 552 2929. 1pm. Free. Guitarist.
I Charles Reilly Quartet Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 2pm. Free. Guitar-led quartet.
I Fionna Duncan's Vocal Jazz Workshop Ramshom Theatre. 98 Ingram Street, 287 551 1. 2pm. Free. Hear the results of Fionna Duncan‘s week-long jazz vocal workshop sessions.
I National Youth Jazz Orchestra of
Scotland and Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra The Old Fmitmarkct. Albion Street. 287 3554. 2pm. £5—£7. Lots of acronyms here. with both NYJOS and SYJO in action. The focal point of the concert will be the complete version of jazz pianist Nikki Yeoh‘s specially commissioned Quiet Freedom with NYJOS. See review page 16.
I Chris Clarli Quartet The Drum & Monkey. 93—95 St Vincent Street. 221 6636. 2.30pm. See Fri 2.
I Fraser Speirs 8: Steve Nimmo Cafe Rouge. John Street. 552 4433. 2.30pm. Free. See Thu 1.
I John Goldie Trio Brel. 39 Ashton Lane, 342 4966. 7pm. Free. Guitar-led trio.
I Elvin Jones Jazz Machine The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 3554. 7.30pm. £ 1 2—£14 (£5). Elvin Jones was the man. who fired up the engine room of the John Coltrane Quartet. and redefined the role of the jazz drummer in the process. That alone would ensure him
‘ jazz immortality. but he has gone on to
lead his own bands with equal ﬁre and distinction in the ensuing decades. One of the masters.
I Craig McMurdo—Jumpin' July Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £13. Scotland‘s swinging crooner does his stuff.
I Swirler Tron Theatre Restaurant. 63 Trongate. 287 551 1. 9.30pm. £5 (£3). Guitarist Kevin MacKenzie‘s jazz funk outﬁt celebrate the release of their debut album earlier this year. and wrap up this Caber showcase in the process.
I Steps Ahead The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 3554. 10.30pm. £10—£12 (£5). A powerful ﬁnale for the festival. in what amounts to an ‘acoustic' version of one of the great jazz fusion outﬁts of the era. Vibes player Mike Maineri has been the common thread in the shifting line-ups of both Steps Ahead and its predecessor. Steps. and he is joined here by a stellar line-up. featuring saxophonist Bob Berg (a star of the festival in his own right in the past). pianist Eliane Elias. bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Peter Erskine.
I Festival Club GlasgowMam'ott Hotel. 500 Argyle Street, 226 5577.
l 1pm-3am. £2. See Wed 30.