The dates listed below are for one-off or ticketed shows; see below section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least eight days before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Henry Northmore and Kenny Mathieson.
I Walter Trout Renfrew l-‘erry. (‘lyde Place. 287 5511. 8pm. £12.50. The world-renowned blues guitarist tours with his new album. (in The Distance.
QTheo Travis Quartet Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). Theo Travis remains one of the major figures to emerge on tenor sasophone in recent British jazz. and his latest album. Ilmrt oft/iv Sun. is his most impressive to date (even if geographically challenged in his claim that the Bass Rock lies off the north of Iingland).
I Big, Big Band Show Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £8.50 £25. A stellar fundraiser for (‘ancer Research Scotland. featuring performers like (‘arol Kidd. Martin Taylor and Johnnie Beattie in a celebration of the big band era with the Adrian Drover and Dave llankin ()rchestra.
I Hot Charanga Sauce Henry‘s Jazz. Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight. £5. The startling Latin voice of (‘arlos Pena fronts a new group playing Brazilian son music. with (‘arrie McKenna (liute). Dave Patrick (piano). and Mario (‘aribe (bass).
0 Petter Wettre Trio Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £8. Visceral. intelligent. creative jazz from saXophonist Wettre.
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bassist lngebrigt l’laten (who was also heard here with Atomic during the jazz festival). and drummer Jarle Vespestad. This band made a powerful impact on their previous visits to Henry's. when they were simply known as The Trio.
I Mike Whellans Wynd Theatre. Buccleuch Street. (11896 823854. 8pm. £8 (£6). Singer. songwriter. guitarist - the multi-talented Whellans returns to Scotland for a night of top notch blues action.
I Burt MacDonald Quartet Brel. 39-43 Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3pm. Free. The quartet who proclaim themselves to be cooler than Sinatra. if not quite as good as Beethoven ~ Raymond MacDonald and (ieorge Burt front. on saxophones and guitar respectively.
I George Penman’s Candlelight Club St Andrew's In The Square. St Andrew's Street. 548 6020. 8.30pm. £5 (£9.99 inc dinner). An evening of classic traditional jazz in a laid-back vein. Booking essential if meal is required.
I Soundbone & The Funk-Out- Fit Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight. £5. New band led by trombonist (‘hris (ireive with drummer Patil Mills that specialise in soul. fttnk and jazz.
0 Petter Wettre Trio Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £8. See liri 5.
I Bill Kyle’s SHJQ \\'.J. (‘lii-isiies. 27- 3| West Port. 221 1099. 9.30pm. Free. Shit llot Jazz Quartet put together by drummer Kyle and featuring a rotating line-up of the best of lidinburgh's jazz players including (‘olin Steele. Brian Shiels. Brian Kellock. Jimmy Wood. and more.
QTheo Travis Quartet Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). See Thu 4.
Coatbridge I Chris Powell Summerlee Heritage Park. Heritage Way. 0| 236
This concert is the official launch of the Scottish Guitar Quartet’s self- produced debut CD, Near The Circle released on Caber Music. Malcolm MacFarlane formed the group when he returned to Scotland from a spell down south in 1999, and recruited Ged Brockie, Kevin MacKenzie and Nigel Clarke. They play entirely on lightly amplified acoustic guitars in this band, a rarity in jazz, and compose most of their material (all four contribute, but MacFarlane and Brockie are the principal suppliers at this point), and their deft arrangements and imaginative soloing readily compensate for the sonic limitations of four similar instruments and no
rhythm section. (Kenny Mathieson)
I Scottish Gil/tar Oi/artot play the Queen '3 Hall, Edinl‘mrgli, Wed 77 Oct.
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431261. 7.30pm. £4. A selection of easy listening classics from (‘hris Powell on the (‘ompton organ at (‘oatbridge
I Garden Music Afternoon Mtigdock (‘ountry Park. (‘raigallian Road. Milngavie. 956 6100. 2--4pm. l-‘ree. linjoy the ('raigend walled garden and big band sounds throughout the afternoon.
I Eddie Severn Quartet Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. 'l’rumpet and liugelhorn player liddie Severn has shifted his base south of the border. but needs no introduction in his old haunts. The release of his debut album earlier this year has helped to further raise his profile. which is now an international
I The Mighty Wurlitzer Town Hall. 2.45pm. £4. ('hris Powell (ex Blackpool Tower) plays a selection of easy listening tunes on The Mighty Wurlitzer ()rgan.
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I The Arhoolies Bannerman's. 212 (‘owgate. 556 3254. 9.30pm. Free. Acoustic blues from this local act at this new night. (‘lanned lleat. aimed at redressing the lack of blues in the (’apital.
I Three Candiru 'l’eliai-()vna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4524. 8pm. £1. Modern jazz from this trio.
I Lynne O’Neil Trio Henry‘s Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Lynne ()‘Neil supplies the vocals for a night of funky jazz sounds.
I Al Hughes ('arnegie llall. liast Port. 01383 314000. 8pm. Free. Blues guitar and vocals from the Lights Out By Nine frontman.
I Ryan Quigley Quintet llenry’s Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. An up-and-coiiiing Scottish quintet fronted by trumpeter Ryan Quigley. and featuring tenor sa.\ophonist Konrad Wisniewski. This could be a real band to watch.
I The Glenn Miller Tribute Orchestra (iaiety Theatre. ('arrick Street. 01292 61 1222. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Popular jazz and swing hits from the 40s with this renowned orchestra who perform in uniforms of the time.
0 David Newton The Piping (‘entre. 30 34 McPhater Street. (‘owcaddens. 287 5511. 8pm. £8 -£10.Jazz Mainstream provide a platform for one of Scotland‘s leading jazz pianists. The London-based Newton is much in demand. and is not heard in these parts nearly often enough. He will play in a duo with bassist Ricky Steele.
I Soundbone & The Funk-Out- Fit Henry‘s Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight. £5. See Sat 6.
Petter Wettre Trio This exciting Norwegian outfit used to be The Trio. but now go under the name of saxophonist Petter Wettre. Their new album. The Mystery Unto/ds suggests that though their name may have changed. the music remains as absorbing and imaginative as ever. Henry's Jazz Cellar. Edinburgh. Fri 5 <8 Sat 6 Oct.
Theo Travis Quartet Saxophonist Theo Travis is joined by Dave Frankel (pianO). Alex Keen (bass) and Marc Parnell (drumsi as he celebrates the launch of his new album with a short tour in Scotland the plays Montrose and Aberdeen as well). Henry '3 Jazz Cellar. Edinburgh, Thu 4 Oct; Arts Centre. Paisley. Sat 6 Oct.
David Newton The London- based pianist makes an all too rare excursion back north in this duo with bassist Picky Steele. As well as a superb soloist. Newton is also a great accompanist. and has worked with both Carol Kidd and Martin Taylor, who are coincidentally featured in a charity fundraiser at the Concert Hall this issue (Fri 5 Oct. see listings). Piping Centre. G/asgow. Fri 72 Oct.
I Mike Westbrook - Glad Day Queen's llall. (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £9 (£6). A not—to—be-missed opportunity to hear the first ever Scottish performance of Westbrook's classic settings of the poems of William Blake. with his band. singers Kate Westbrook and Phil Minton. and the Loretto School ('hoit‘. See preview page 48.
I David Berkman Trio Henry's Jazz Bar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £6. New York based pianist David Berkman has become a familiar favourite in his regular visits to Iidinburgh. That regularity is central to Assembly Direct's strategy in introducing and building a platform for us to get to know the newer NY names. Shame this one-off trio set clashes with Westbrook (and David Newton in (ilasgovv - the old feast and famine scenario yet again). but there are two more quartet gigs over the weekend.
I The Glenn Miller Tribute Orchestra Paisley Town Hall. Abbey (lose. s37 1010. 7.30pm. £8 (rm. See Thu 1 1.