infuse the vibrant rhythms of Jamaica with a bracing dash of jazz soloing. Led by bassist Gary Crosby, the band's colourful horn arrangements and pumping percussion incorporate Caribbean rhythms derived from ska, mento, calypso and reggae on a varied range of material, from classic jazz to contem orary soul.
The Liqui Rooms, Sat 7 Aug, 8pm.
EDINBURGH JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL: THU 5 AUG continued.
I The George Washing Machine Show The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 1pm. £5. The Australian fiddler cracks jokes almost as liberally as he plays Hot Club-style swing.
I Martin Taylor The Liquid Room. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £12. Martin Taylor has just signed to Sony Jazz. a major step upward in international terms for the Ayr-based guitarist. Tickets will be in short supply for this one. which features Martin with a band comprising Alex Dankworth (bass) and Greg Hutchinson (drums).
I larry Adler The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 8pm. £12. The extraordinary mouth organ virtuoso is now into his 80s. but shows no sign of letting up. He is joined here by saxophonist and clarinettist Ken Peplowksi and the Brian Kellock Trio.
I Laura MacDonald Quartet Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £7.50. Alto saxophonist Laura MacDonald leads her own band in this gig. featuring pianist Chick Lyall.
I Dr John Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £18—£25. A chance to see and hear The Night Tripper's unique fusion ofjazz. rock. blues. Creole and Cajun music in a venue this size is a rare treat. but the gig is hurtling toward sell out. so don‘t delay.
I Jazz Summer School Ian Tomlin School Of Music. Napier University. Crai house. 455 6200. See Mon 2.
I Jo n Bunch Trio The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 12.30pm. £6. Pianist John Bunch is one of the unsung heroes of mainstream jazz. and is joined here by reedsman Ken Peplowksi in his only festival concert.
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I Paul Richell 8: Annie Raines The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 3pm. £5. An acoustic blues duo. featuring Richell's guitar and Raines's harmonica. with vocal contributions from both.
I Damon Brown Quintet 8. Lammas Trio Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 668 2(119. 7.30pm & 10.30pm. £10. An intriguing double bill of new British jazz. Damon Brown made his name playing with the likes of Maxi Priest and Seal. but is also a fine jazz player. The jazz-meets-folk explorations of the slimmed-down Lammas Trio features co-founders Tim Garland (saxes) and Don Paterson (guitar). with Jim Watson on piano.
I Chris Barber, Dan Barrett 8: Ken Peplowski The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 8pm. £12.50. Two trombonists might seem like overkill. but Barber and Barrett have very distinctive styles to offer. and should dovetail nicely. while Peplowski is an asset in any setting. I Wayne Krantz The Liquid Room. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £10. Guitarist Wayne Krantz’s powerful trio made a big impression last year with their creative and exciting take on jazz-rock and collective interaction.
I Carol Kidd Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £1 1.50—£18.50. The table seats went quickly for this one. and with only one gig for the hugely popular singer this year. the rest will probably follow suit.
I Deuchars Blues Festival Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £10 (£30 for the whole weekend).
The opening session features the reformed
Blues 'n' Trouble at the top of the bill. with Errol Linton's Blues Vibe and the acoustic duo of Paul Richell and Annie Raines.
I 10th Avenue Jazz Band The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 11pm. £5. This solid traditional jazz outﬁt have become popular visitors to the festival over the years.
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3 I Ken Peplowslti 8: Marty Grosz The | Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 2.30pm. £6. The combination of l Peplowksi and Grosz is a surefire winner — expect great playing on reeds and guitar. and plenty of Marty‘s inimitable wit and repartee into the bar ain. I Deuchars Blues Festiva Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 668 2019. 1pm. £10 (£30 for the whole weekend). The afternoon session features harmonica wiz Spider McKenzie and guitarist Jim Condie. the Sugar House Blues Band. and Canadian visitors Penny Laing and Mose Scarlett. I National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 3pm. £7.50. A chance to hear Nikki Yeoh’s groove based Quiet Freedom. commissioned by N YJOS and premiered in Stirling earlier in July. I John Nugent Quartet Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £10. New York-based saxophonist John Nugent is here with the Woody Herman Orchestra. but gets his own feature with this as well. I Festival Farewell Ball The Hub. Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. 8pm. £10. A traditional jazz extravaganza featuring Mart Rodger‘s Manchester Jazz. the 10th Avenue Jazz Band. singers Edith Budge and Fionna Duncan. and a concluding jam session. I Jazz Jamaica The Liquid Room. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £10. Just like it says — Gray Crosby's now well- established outﬁt offer a vibrant fusion of jazz and Jamaica. I Deuchars Blues Festival Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 668 2019. 8pm. £10 (£30 for the whole weekend). US ex-pat Otis Grand and the Big Blues Band top the bill. which also features another outing for Paul Richell and Annie Raines. and singer Sam
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1 I Chris Barber 8: Lars Edegran
E Queen‘s Hall. (.‘Ierk Street. 668 2019.
1 8.30pm. £1 1.50415. The trombonist
' lines up with a band led by the Swedish pianist Lars Edegran. a well-established resident of New Orleans. and a major musical force in the city.
I Luluk Parwanto 8: Bob Helsdingen Trio Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 668 2019. 8.30pm. £8.50. The Indonesian violinist will be a new name to most of us. btit reports indicate she will be worth checking otit.
I Deuchars Blues Festival (‘nledonitin Brewery. Slateford Road. 668 2019. 2pm. £6 (£30 for the whole weekend). The final afternoon session features electric blues from The Arhoolies. Lights ()ut By Nine and The Blue Hyenas.
I Luluk Parwanto & Bob Helsdingen Trio Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 668 2019.6 m. £8.50. See Sat 7. I The Blues Ban 8. Tam White's Shoestring Band Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 668 2019. 8pm. £12 (£30 for the whole weekend). A double bill of British blues institutions. with Tam White’s acoustic trio. and both acoustic and electric sets from The Blues Band.
I Woody Herman Orchestra Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £12.50—£|7.50. A serious treat for big band fans. and although ‘ghost bands' are not always a good idea. Frank 'I‘iheri and his musicians have succeeded in maintaining the authentic sound and spirit of the late saxophonist's famous Herds.
I Anita Wardell & Brian Kellock Trio Counting House. West Nicolson Street. 668 2019. 9pm. £8.50. Singer Anita Wardell swings otlt the festival with the
superb Brian Kellock Trio.