DUNDEE JAZZ FESTIVAL
The Dundee Ja/x F(}SII\.’ZII has done rather nicer since Assembly Direct rescued it from iinininent demise a few years ago. It has the benefit of the excellent Rep Theatre. one of the better listening venues Hi the countnr. and a programming policy zvhich n‘ixes the commercially reliable \.'.'Iiil the more musically
If Otis Grand (picturedi and Carol Kidd are firmly III the first category the SNJO's superb prograinii‘e ot the music of Charles Mingus and a date from the Eshiorn Svensson Trio (see main t)r(3\.'I0\.'." add more radical spice to proceedings. It all ends ‘.'.’Iiil (laticing feet. courtesy of the Mighty Caledonian Ivlainho
Orchestra. (Keniw Mathiesen
I The Dundee Ja// Festrmi runs a! the Dundee Rep Theatre from Tue 28
May-Sat 7 Jen.
I Quadrant The Beat Jaz/ Basement. 1 (’haitihers Street. 0781l 375374. 8pm. £2 (I'ree het'ore I Ipm ). li\peet three sets starting at It).3()pm (approx ). l’auI Harrison leads this hot neu quartet. also lt‘itllll'iltg‘ the eonsiderahle talents ol Konrad \Vis/itieu ski. .-\lun (‘osker and Ross \lllligan.
I The Jam Session The Bridge .la// Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 25I0. 0pm. Free. Regular ja/x jam session as \ai‘ious guests drop in to join the l)ll\ id I’att'lek 'l‘l’io.
I Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer The Seot'es Hotel. 7h The Scores. 8.30pm. £3. ('ontemporar} saxophone and piano duo.
I Ruth Lambert Trio The Beat Ja/I Basement. I ('hamhers Street. 07811 375374. 8pm. £2 (tree heloi'e llpm). Ii\peet three sets starting at I0.30pm (appi'o\ ). .la// \oealist Laiiiherl is aeeompanied h_\ I’atil llai‘i'ison on piano and Neil (‘aiiieroii on hass.
I Scottish National Jazz Orchestra Dundee Rep. la} Square. 0l382 223530.8pii1.£ll (£0). Ihe aeelaimed ial/ enseiiihle hi'iiig their
trihute to the great ('harles Mingus to the Hum/w ./(l.‘.‘ l'i'xlii'ul.
I Laura MacDonald Quartet Dundee Rep. Ia} Square. 0I382 223530. l0.30pm. £4 (£3). ('(iiiteitipoi'ai'_\ ia/l from this rising Seottish sa\ophoiie star. as hose regular quartet also t'eatures (’hiek I.) all on piano. l’ai‘t oI' Hum/w .lur." I'm/nul.
I Baamfest Strathehde l'niVersit}. Jordanhill (‘ampus. 7h Southhrae l)ri\ e. 950 3476. 7.30pm. Students on Strathel_\de l'nhersity's Applied .\1usie degree perform four nights of diverse musie: tonight is hig hand night.
I Big Swing Face The Beat Ja/l Basement. I (‘hamhers Street. 078I l 37537-1. 8pm. £2 £3 (tree hel’ore 10pm). li\peet three sets starting at l0.30pm (apprm ). The Beats jump jix e and s\\ ing night. \\ itlt an ael still to he continued. I Power Of Scotland Big Band lleiti'} ’s Ia/I (‘ellaiz 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. The l’ow er Seotlaiitl Big Band nieiiihers represent the hest pla_\ ers around on the seeiie at the iiioiiienl. eomiiig together to pla_\ in a hig hand just for tun. Drummer .lohii Rae leads a \et‘ilahle who's who of the Seottisli ia/x seeite.
I The Usual Suspects The Bridge Ja/l Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 25 I0. ()pm. l-tee. Iioeusing on the hottest )oung ia/l pla} ers in Scotland. all led h)‘ Bill K} le on drums as the)’ run through a series of standards.
I Otis Grand & His Big Blues Band and Mafia Dundee Rep. 'I‘a} Square. III 382 223530. 8pm. £l0 (£8). lligh enei‘g} hlues from guitarist (iraiid. joined h_\‘ speeial guest ('alit‘ornian guitar maestro Joe Louis walker. Part of Dundee Jar.” I'i’srii'ul.
Glasgow I Quadrant ('amas. ()2 Alhion Street. 552 2101. 8pm. £5. See Mon 27.
I Latino 2000 The Beat Ja/l Basement. I (’hamhers Street. 078l I 37537-1. 8pm. £3 £4 (tree helore l0pm). lixpeet three sets starting at I0.30pm (approx ). Latin and jam sounds. inl'used w ill] a hip hop seiisihilit}. from a eolIeeth e \\ hieh looks like a \\ho's w ho ol the local seeite.
I Steve Kettley’s Odd Times llenr} 's .la// (‘ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 407 5200. 8.30pm. £5. .Ia// and world iiil'luenees eomhine in this s;t\()plt()lll\l/ llatitist/eomposer's new hand.
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Trio MB The Trio (pictured) turned in one of the albums of the year last year in the back-to-front shape of Wherever / Lay My Home That's My Hat. This inverted logic applies to their music as well. with lots of unexpected twists. turns and creative fusions weaving their way through mainly self-composed material. To/booth Theatre. Stirling. Sun 26 May.
“i NYJOS The National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland suffers from the same problems of fast turnover as all youth bands. but the creative teaching methods employed with this one have been producing exciting results. This concert includes several pieces commissioned for NYJOS from Scottish jazzers. including Laura MacDonald and Chick Lyall. Corn Exchange. Haddi'ngton. Sat 25 May.
Sierra MaestraSierra Maestra are one of the legendary names in Cuban jazz. The band evokes the 20s heyday of Cuban music. but with a modern sensibility and distinct jazz leanings. The group have a new album out to mark their 25th anniversary. and will doubtless be dipping liberally into it in the course of their performance. Queen '3 Hal/. Edinburgh, Thu 6 Jun.
I Esbjorn Svensson Trio + Brian Kellock Solo Dundee Rep. 'I‘ay Square. 0| 382 223530. 8pm. £9 (£7). After sell out shows in London and Iidinhurgh. pianist Iishjorn Svensson and his group return to Scotland. with support from Brian Kelloek. Part ot‘ the Dam/eve .lur.‘ festival. See lm'i'ic'ii:
I Incomplete Dominance Dundee Rep. Tay Square. 01382 223530. I0.30pm. £4 (£3). Funky Latin grooVes laid on a hard hop haekhone from this Dundee group. Part of the [)lHIt/(‘t’t' .Iur: l't'sllt'ul.
I Rumba Caliente Ileni‘) 's Jan (’ellai‘. S Morrison Street. 467 5200. midnight. £5. See Thu 23.
I Todd Gordon Quartet lleiir} ‘s .la// ('ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 4(37 5200. 8.30pm. £5. S“ ing meals in the st) le of Sinatra.
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