GLENHORANGIE cuscow JAZZ FESTIVAL '
I Lorna Brown Quartet Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street, 221 ()324. 5pm. Free. See Thu 6.
I lorne Cowieson Quartet Glasgow Airport. Abbotsinch. Paisley. 887 1 l I 1. 5pm. Free. Trumpeter Lome Cowieson and his cohorts welcome the weary travellers.
I Morph And Ed MacFarlane Oblomov. 24 Candleriggs. 552 4251. 5pm. Free. See Wed 5.
I Kenny Paterson And His Trio Merchant Square. Bell Street. 552 3552. 5pm. Free. Singer Kenny Paterson airs some songs from his new disc.
I Riverboat Shufﬂe Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £17. including Cajun barbecue. This water- based hoe-down to the strains of trad jazz is a well-established festival favourite. although this year sees a change of venue due to unexpected refurbishment work on the PS. Waverley.
I Martin Taylor The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 55] 1. 7.30pm. £12 (£6—£10). Martin Taylor has an exciting new quartet to unveil. but not just yet. The guitar virtuoso is saving that for later in the summer. and will play one of his celebrated solo concerts this time out.
I Hung Drawn Quartet The Fire Station. 33 lngram Street. 552 2929. 8pm. Free. See Thu 6.
I Pauline Copeland And Ronnie Findlay Cafe Rouge, 15 John Street. 552 4433. 8.30pm. Free. Singer Pauline Copeland makes her festival debut with keyboard player Ronnie Findlay.
I D.S. Murray Quartet Bar 9|, 9| Candleriggs. 552 521 1. 9pm. Free. Guitarist D.S. Murray leads this impressive Glasgow-based band in an original fusion direction. with Alan Wylie's distinctive trumpet playing. Rick Standley on bass. and drummer Tassos Babos.
I Drunk A Funk McChuill‘s. 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9.30pm. Free. Jazz funksters.
I Nils Petter Molvaer - Khmer The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 1. 10.30pm. £l3. Norwegian trumpeter ace Nils Petter Molvaer‘s high-octane fusion of the dense funk textures of Miles Davis‘s early 70s directions with contemporary club culture was one of the festival‘s best ever late night gigs last time round, and their return visit should repeat the trick. The gig also features a set from RareFaction. led by pianist Paul Harrison and drummer/programmer Stuart Brown.
I The Festival Club Glasgow Marriott Hotel. 5(X) Argyle Street. 226 5577.
l lpm—3am. £2 (free with a ticket from one of today's jazz festival events). See Wed 5.
22 THE UST 8—22 June 2000
JOE LOVANO Saxophonist Joe Lovano has deﬁed conventional patterns by rising. through a long a prenticeship to enuine stellar status in a decade When e fashion avoured young and sometimes ill-equipped) pretenders. Lovano is comfortable in a range of settings. from free-wheeling improvisations through to the kind of subtle orchestral textures of his large ensemble , projects. and should be caught in full flight in this outing with his Trio. ascination and saxman Steve Slagle. Sun 9 Jul, Old Fruitmarket. 7.30pm.
I Jazz Cats And Cool Dudes Glasgow Marriott Hotel. 500 Argyle Street. 552 3552. 10am—4.45pm. Ages 8—10. advance booking required to participate. A jazz dance workshop with live music from Raymond MacDonald. George Lyle and Stuart Brown. There will be a public performance at 4pm.
I Brazilliance Merchant Square. Bell Street, 552 3552. l 1.30am. Free. Drummer Ken Mathieson is something of a Latin-jazz specialist. and leads his excellent band through an unhackneyed taste of authentic Brazilian grooves.
I Untitled No. 3 Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 1—5pm. £10 (£8); £5 (£3) for individual tickets. A new addition to the festival programme this year. focusing on the free improvisation end of the jazz spectrum. There are three separate performances today. beginning with a bit of double Dutch. and finishing back in the USA. The brilliant cellist Ernst Reijseger ( lpm) starts the action. followed by the inimitable Han Bennink (2.30pm) on solo percussion (and usually any handy theatre fittings as well). and it finishes with the Scottish debut of American pianist Myra Melford (4pm). The day ticket is good value (see next issue for preview).
I George McGowan Big Band Eat Drink Man Woman. 24—36 King Street. 552 9227. 2.30pm. Free. Featured in a quintet earlier in the festival. the drummer resumes his more customary seat in this big band set.
I Pauline Copeland and Ronnie Findlay Oblomov. 24 Candleriggs. 552 4251. 5pm. Free. See Fri 7.
I Rostov Children's Quartet Merchant Square. Bell Street. 552 3552. 5pm. Free. See Thu 6.
I Michel Camilo Trio The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £12 (£6—£10). Michel Camilo is a superb pianist from the Dominican Republic. although he has been part of the New York scene since the late 70s. He makes his festival debut with his trio in this concert. the first in an evening of Latin-jazz gigs at this venue (see next issue for preview). The Laura MacDonald Quartet open the concert. I High Heel Sneakers Bar 91,9l Candleriggs. 552 521 1. 9pm. Free. Jazz with a funk bias from a quintet fronted by trumpeter Lome Cowieson and saxophonist Paul Towndrow.
I Four Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. More funk grooves. this time from a quartet led by guitarist Morph.
I D.S. Murray Quartet McChuill‘s, 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9.30pm. Free. See Fri 7.
I Roberto Pla And His Latin Ensemble The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 l. 10.30pm—2am. £13. The second Latin gig of the night features the high energy band led by Roberto Pla. but the event is bound to be remembered as a celebration of the legendary Tito Puente. who died at the end of May. Tito and his band were originally scheduled to play in this slot. DJs Marcelo and Manuleo Cifuentes from Club Santiago take over after the live performance.
I The Festival Club Glasgow Man’iott Hotel. 500 Argyle Street. 226 5577.
l lpm—3am. £2 (free with a ticket from one of today‘s jazz festival events). See Wed 5.
I Cathie Rae Quartet B Bar-Cafe, Beardmore Hotel. Beardmore Street. Clydebank. 951 6000. l 1.30am. Free. The singer adds an extra player for this second festival gig. taking place over Sunday brunch.
I Black Star Steel Band Merchant Square, Bell Street. 552 3552. l 1.30am. Free. A vibrant mix of jazz. Afrobeat, samba. and calypso will set the Square’s resonant acoustic ringing with a vengeance.
I Rostov Children's Quartet The Fire Station. 33 lngram Street. 552 2929. 1pm. Free. See Thu 6.
I Fionna Duncan Vocal Jazz Workshop Concert Ramshom Theatre. 98 lngram Street. 287 5511. 2pm. Fionna’s workshop usually produces a good standard of jazz singing. and this concert is the reward for all of the hard work.
I Dave Wilson And The Uptown Shufﬂers Princes Square (Springﬁeld Court). 48 Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 2pm. Free. Traditional jazz.
I Haftor Medboe Quartet Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 221 0324. 2pm. Free. The guitarist reverts to a more conventional name for this quartet outing. featuring Paul Harrison (piano). Andy Mitchell (bass guitar). and Alan Dale (drums).
I Strathclyde Youth Jazz Orchestra The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 2pm. £5. SYJO were formed to play in the very ﬁrst jazz festival. and have been ever-present since. while simultaneously feeding a stream of new talent into the Scottish jazz scene. The connection continues in this concert. led as usual by the indefatigable Bobby Wishart.
I Allon Beauvoisin And Brian Molley Cafe Rouge. 15 John Street, 552 4433. 2.30pm. Free. A twin saxophone duet. with Beauvoison featured on the baritone. I George Burt And Raymond MacDonald Oblomov. 24 Candleriggs. 552 4251. 5pm. Free. Guitarist George Burt and alto saxophonist Raymond MacDonald are regular collaborators, and usually succeed in coming up with the unexpected.
I High Heel Sneakers Merchant Square. Bell Street. 552 3552. 5pm. Free. See Sat 8.
I Brian Irvine Ensemble Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 5.30pm. £6 (£4). An intriguing adjunct to the Untitled event brings this ensemble. led by lrish composer Brian Irvine. to the festival for the first time. The music he has written for the occasion was inspired by Bersudsky ’s Machines. the amazing kinetic sculptures of Russian artist
Eduard Bersudsky, which can be seen
REGINA CARTER The violin is still not a widespread
instrument in jazz, but the lineage is
a substantial one. and R ina Carter is a worth addition. She as won a lot of adm rers for her work with
other leaders, while her debut album
for Verve, Rhythms Of The Heart, reﬂected an eclectic musical philosOphy - taking infazz, funk. rh m and blues. sou and African in uences - which will be mirrored in this concert with her own Thu 6 Jul, Old Fruitmarket. 7. m.
before the show at the nearby Sharmanka Gallery. King Street (an extra £1. advance bookin essential from Tron box office). I Joe ovano The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 1. 7.30pm. £l3 (£6.50—£1 1). American saxophonist Joe Lovano is widely regarded as one of the handful of most signiﬁcant players on the current jazz scene. While he has played at the festival with bands led by drummer Paul Motian and guitarist John Scofield. he has never been here as a leader of one of his own projects. and this concert will put that to rights with his Trio Fascination. and a special guest. saxophonist Steve Sla le.
I King Pleasure An The Biscuit Boys Princes Square. 48 Buchanan Street. 287 551 1. 8pm. £13. Honking. hard-swinging jumpjive specialists from Birmingham. I Rostov Children’s Quartet Cafe Cossachok. Russian Cultural Centre. 10 King Street. 553 0733. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). See Thu 6.
I Allon Beauvoisin And Stuart Conaghan Loop. 64 lngram Street. 572 1472. 9pm. Free. Second gig of the day for baritone sax specialist Beauvoisin. who teams up with pianist Stuart Conaghan this time.
I Tim Williams And Jim Condie Tron Theatre Bar. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 9.30pm. £6 (£4). An evening of gritty. down home blues is promised from this meeting between Califomia-bom. Canada-based guitarist and singer Tim Williams and our own Jim Condie. best known as the former mainstay of The Dexters and leader of his own Jim Condie Band.
I Graeme Scott And Paul Towndrow Quartet Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Fine young quartet. coded by guitarist Scott and saxman Towndrow.
I DJ Dandy McChuill‘s, 40 High Street. 552 2135. 9.30pm. Free. DJ.
I Yellowjackets The Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 l. 10.30pm. £13 (£6.50—£l 1). One of the best as well as the longest running of all the great American fusion bands. Yellow-jackets have remained remarkany intact over the years. with only the odd change of personnel. The latest version of the band shows one such change. with a new face in the drum chair in the shape of Marcus Baylor. who will line up alongside the tried and tested trio of Bob Mintzer (sax). Russell Ferrante (keyboards) and Jimmy Haslip (bass). Even for those not sold on fusion as a genre. this band’s sheer musicianship and creativity is irresistible. I The Festival Club Glasgow Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street. 226 5577.
l 1pm—3am. £2 (free with a ticket from one of today's jazz festival events). And so it ends, and (with apologies to TS. Eliot) you can lay odds it won‘t be with a whimper.