the resident Dornrnic Spencer Trio. pltts



I Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings (iaiety 'l‘ltcatt‘e. ('at'rick Street. 0| 292 6| l222. .S’pni. £20 £25. See Sat 26.

Wednesday 30


I Power Of Scotland Big Band Henry 's Ja// Bar. S Morrison Street. 467 520th S30pnt. £5 (£4). The l’ow er ol Scotland Big Band members represent the best players around on the scene at the moment. coming together to play in a

big batid iust tor tun? Drummer .lohn Rae

leads a \eritable w ho's who of the Scottish ja/I scene.

I Becky Duke, The Polly Phillips Band and Spike Bongo ('lub. l4 New Street. 558 7604. H.30pm. £5 (£4). Little .\'imo Mtisic present Keeping It Real witlr upbeat ian/l'olk lront Duke. rock with siren-like \ocals l'rom Phillips and her baitd and punk pop lrom (ilasgow act Spike.


I Ruby Turner Renl'rew l‘erry. ('lyde Place. 2S7 55l l. Spin. £ll (£0). Jatnaican~born sottl singer w ho's worked with Briart l’erry. l'B40 and has topped tlte LS Rtkll chart. I’iit‘l of [fig Big ('ountry'.

I Michael De Jong Tron 'l‘lieiiii'e. of»

'l‘rongate. 552 4267. ls'pm. £7.50 (£5.50). Having spent oy er teit years it) ('alil'ornia playing with blues legends like Albert King and John Lee Hooker. and a stint in New Orleans with Professor Longhair.

De .long now liyes in liurope and has new

material to pert'orrrrl’urt (if/lie Ilis' ('ututttjv.


I Chick Lyall Trio Henry 's .la// Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Progressive ja/I l'rorn keyboard player ('hick Lyall's new trio. A

classically trained composer. Lyall brings

a rare sense ol form and control to _ia// eotttposillott.

I The Soul Collective Bongo (‘lttb. l4 New Street. 558 7604. 0pm. £5. Playing original material and covers with a soul. inn and hip hop y ibe and tonight they launch their new single ‘l’assion'.


I The Black Star Steel Band Henry‘s Ja// Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight. £5. .\’ot strictly jaH. but a selection of great sounds from this ('aribbean sey en-piece band l'eaturing steel drums and saxophone.

I Jazz ‘n’ Jive Club l’airmile Inn. 44 Biggar Road. 3l2 S243. ls’pm. £4 (£3). The Louisiana Ragtime Band and The Spirits ol Rhy tlnn are on hand to provide the best in traditional and New Orleans iii/I.

I Martin Kershaw Quartet

Henry ‘s .la// Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. An acoustic outlit l‘ronted by innovative saxman and Berklee graduate Kershaw. oi (ireen .luice. Rarelaction and (‘irooy edigga/ lathe.

I Marilyn Mazur Queen‘s Hall. ('lerk

Street. 668 20W. 8.30pm. £l0 £l2.50 (£6). Virtuoso pei'cussionist Marilyn Ma/ur is best-know n for her work with Miles Day is. Wayne Shorter and Jan (iarbarek. bitt she is also a gifted composer in her own right. She leads her seven-piece Future Song in this concert. her first irt Scotland as a leader. See preview.


I Damon Brown and Jonathan Gee International Quartet Links Hotel. Mid Links. (H674 671000. Split.

ll .'\2fi‘) l . glknssvfl“ .

Peter Brotzmann and Hamld

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Drake It blistering. creative free improvrsation is to your taste.

f check out this set from the great

German saxophonist Peter Brotzmann and his American collaborator. percussionist Hamid Drake. Expect some serious fireworks (and stick around for the Chicago Underground Duo afterwards). Cowane Theatre, Stirling, Sat 26 May

Eddie Palmieri Pianist and bandleader Eddie Palmieri's hot New York Latin—jazz outfit is sure to provide a scintillating climax to the Dundee Jazz Festival. although The Rep maybe isn‘t the ideal place to shake a tailteather (great listening venue. though). Rep Theatre. Dundee, Sat 26 May Warren Vache Cornet specialist Warren Vache is one of the most consistently lyrical and inventive players currently around on the mainstream jazz scene. His Edinburgh date is a duet with Brian Kellock. while Glasgow is a quartet gig. Henry '3 Jazz Bar. Edinburgh, Sun 3 Jun; Piping Centre, Glasgow, Mon 4 Jun.

£tbc. Two nights at this occasional jazz venue are the only Scottish dates for this excellent London-based band. eo-led by trumpeter Damon Brown and pianist Jonathan (tee. with an Israeli rhythm section olYorai Own and Yaak‘i Ley'y'.


I Riff Raff Brel. 3974.3 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3pm. l‘ree. Drummer Bill Kettle is joined by (‘hick Lyall on keyboards. liwan Vernal on bass and guitarist Kevin MacKen/ie. The sound ranges from modern standards to more improvised pieces. taking in material from the likes of John Scolield.

I Victoria Williams, Mark Olsen And The Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers Tron Theatre. 63 Trongate. 552 4267. 8pm. £l2 (£l0). Based in the Joshua Tree desert. the (’reekdippers mix country. blues. jazz. lolk and gospel influences in their music. l’urt (trifle Big ('oimtry.


I Groovediggaz Henry 's Jan Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight. £5. A dose of the funk l'rom lidinburgh's premiere heavyweight soul outlit. featuring \oealist Tony King and the talents of Martin Kershaw on sax.

I Blues ‘n’ fiouble and Guy Davis The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £tbc. A night ol‘ hot blues action as Blues ‘n' Trouble

return to their home town to play with

New York blues maestro (‘iuy Day is.

I Colin Steele New Trio lleltt'y \ Jan Bar. ls‘ Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. See Sun 27.


I Damon Brown/Jonathan Gee International Quartet Links Hotel. Mid Links. 0l674 67 I000. Spin. £tbc. See lit‘i l.

l m


I Guy Davis Tron Theatre. 63 'l‘rongate. 552 4267. 9.30pm. £ l0 (£8.50). Solo acoustic blues from the man whose influences include Leadbelly and Robert Johnson. Davis is also an actor and award-winning play wright. and has played Robert Johnson in oil- Broadway production. Trick The Dey il. I’urt nfliig Big ('oimtry.


OWarren Vache lletll'y ‘s Ja/l Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Swinging mainstream _ia// l'rom American cornet player Warren Vache. in a duo with pianist Brian Kellock.


I Cathie Rae (‘raigsl'arnL Maree Walk. (‘t'aigshilL (ll 506 433634. lprti. £5 (£3). (‘lassieal ja/z vocal repertoire sung by one of Scotland‘s most personal singers.

Monday 4


0 Warren Vache The Piping ('entre. 34 Macl’hater Street (reservations l'rom either 0l4l 632 79H or 0l560 3224i l ). 8pm. £6 in advance. £8 on door. Ja/l Mainstream launched with a very suc- cessl‘ul Scott Hamilton concert in April. btit have chosen to switch venues for their second presentation. l'eaturing cor- net player Warren Vache and the Brian Kellock Trio. Vache will also l'eatiire alongside pianist Ralph Sutton and vari- ous alumni of the late Alex Welsh‘s bands in a Louis Armstrong Tribute at liden (‘ourt 'l‘heatre. lnverness. on Tues 5 June (0l463 234234). an event which marks the 25th anniversary of lnverness Jan. Platform. More Armstrong galas are lined up for later in the year to mark his official centenary celebrations.


I St Mary’s Music School Jazz Ensembles Queen (‘harlotte Rooms. 56a Queen (‘harlotte Street. 555 6660. 8.30pm. £5. Richard lngharn and the pupils ol’ Scotland‘s specialist tnusie school play a programme oi mainstream and rock jazz.

I Centre Stage Jazz Club The .Attld Hundred. I00 Rose Street. 225 l80‘). 8.30pm. £2. See Tue 2‘).

Wednesday 6


I The Blues Band Pavilion Theatre. l2l Renlield Street. 332 lts’46. 7.30pm. £l0.50—£l2.50. Formed in l‘)7‘) and still going strong. this is one of the littest blues bands in Britain.


I Todd Gordon Henry's Ja/z Bar. ts’ Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). A strong voice and a natural case

from this up and coming vocalist.


I Head2l-lead Henry’s Jaz/ Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Bill Kyle and (iraham Robb’s new band playing contemporary electric t'unk l’uelled jazz.

Folk &world

Dates listed below are for one-off and ticketed shows. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days betore publication. Folk 8. World listings compiled by Norman Chalmers.

Thursday 24


I Roger McGuinn the ()lil l"ruitmarket. Albion Street. 28” 8pm. £15 (£13). Glasgow is spoiled tor guitar choice tonight. see below. l-‘irst. it's the By rd man hiinselt'. The legendary I27 string lingerpicker continues to create new material as a solo pcrlormcr. Support comes l'rom Irish songwriting star Juliet 'l‘ttrnet‘. I’urt (ll-Illl‘e' lire ('iiimn'i.

I Hans Theesink the Sim (‘liitx Riyerside (’lub. l‘o\ Street. 56" 72V. 7.30pm. £0 l £4 ). Singer and guitarist known lot' his interpretations ol the blues and other roots music. with lilteen .ilbunis behind lllllt.

I Terz Princes Square. 4S Buchanan Street. 22l (H24. "pin. Tree. | ocal tiio blends three guitars.


I Beating Of The Retreat lidinburgh (listle. 225 ‘lS46 S S. 30pm. £7 (£2 £5). The Scottish School ('ornbined ('adet l‘orce beat the retreat with drums. bnglrrtg and a display ol lligltland dancing.



I Gordon Giltrap \y'esi l’oi-i llal. West Port. 0| 332 200W) 3. Spin. £7 £.\'. (ills-rooted sittget‘rsoltgw riter and hugely respected lingerst le guitarist. (iiltrap is also perlorming at the Krrkriiichael (iiirtai l'esllHtl. See l‘Il‘l 2.5.


I John Wright Band l~iilkiik l‘olk ('lttb. Arnot Street. 0l324 61 3305. 8.30pm. £5 (£4.50 members). Nice singing and easy listening lolk lroni the Borders ltatttl.


I Piping Recital The Piping (critic. Mcl’hater Street. ('ow caildetts. 2H7 55l l. 7 l0.30pm. £6(£4). Highland piping l‘rom (iordon Duncan. arguably the bagpipes greatest current \ irtiioso. and Armstrong. tlte young rising star - whose music has yet to equal his spectacular lingering.

I Bob Brozman ltlltl Woody Mann Renlrew l‘er‘r'y. ('lyde Place. 237 55| l. Spin. £l0 ( £8). \Vit. humour. music history. loadsalun and stratospheric lingerwork on acoustic. National steel and slide guitars. I’ru'l it) lite lire (biotin.


I Mr McFall’s Chamber ()iieeii‘s llitll. (’lerk Street. 065 20l‘). «Split. £3 (£0). The Her-eclectic ensemble continue to cm er all bases with the release ot two albums this month. 'l'onight‘s launch sees the arrival ol the first one. leatitring works by masterArgentinian tangocomposer. the late Astor Pia/lolla. lidinbirrgh-based ('hilean vocalist Valentina Martinc/ also makes art appearance. The second album is launched on Sat l6 Jun.

They’ve ot furry hats and they re not afraid to

use them.

Anne Brooks on the Useless Guide to Scotland, Comedy,

page 68.

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