THEO TRAVIS QUARTET
Saxophonist Theo Travis combines his love of contemporary jazz with an esoteric interest in genres ranging from prog rock (he plays with Daevid Allen's Gong) to ambient electro-acoustic soundscapes (with the duo Cipher).
In his most recent jazz album. last year's excellent Heart of the Sun. Theo felt that ‘the various strands were coming together a bit more. We touch quite a few bases on the gigs now.‘ he added. ‘and l worried a bit that it might be getting too diverse. but the reaction seems to be that it all hangs together well.’ Theo brings his quartet to the central belt at the end of an extended Highland tour. featuring Phil Peskett (piano). Andy Hamill (bass) and Marc Parnell (drums).
I The Theo Travis Quartet play at the Bridge Jazz Bar in Edinburgh on Thu 24
I Melting Pot Henry's Jazz (‘ellarz 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. Midnight. £5. Trumpeter ('olin Steele (Midnight Blue Band) leads his six-piece through a dancelloor-minded jazz set. with the emphasis on the tank.
I Jazz Brunch The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 2.30pm. Free. While away your weekend with these regular Saturday brunch sessions. Kids welcome.
I Jacob Karlzon Trio The Bridge Jazz. Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 7—‘)pm. Free. Top Swedish trio headed by Jacob Karlzon on piano. with Mattias Svensson on bass and Peter Danemo on drums.
I Swing 2002 The Hub. (‘astlehi11. Royal Mile. 47.3 2000. 7.30pm. £16 including dinner. A swinging selection from the holders ol‘ lidinburgh's longest- running pub residency. featuring [)ick Lee on clarinet and sax. Roy Percy on bass. and the guitars of John Russell and Phil Adams.
I Fionna Duncan Quartet Henry's Jazz. Cellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £6. Renowned vocalist Duncan presents a varied repertoire of'jazz backed by her great new trio.
I Launch Party The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 (‘hambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £2 (free before £l0pm). Edinburgh‘s finest freestylers host their launch party with special guests playing live.
I The Bridge House Band The Bridge Jazz. Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 10pm. Free. A regular live-piece with a variable line-up playing specially commissioned arrangements.
I All Dat Jazz (‘al'e (‘ossachok. Russian (‘ultural (‘entre. 10Kng Street. 5530733. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). Jazz.
standards with Nigel (‘lark on guitar and special guest Jenny Brown supplying the vocals.
I All Day Jazz Breakfast The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 2.30pm. liree. Mitsic and lood to while away your Sunday. Kids welcome.
(3 Viktoria Tolstoy and her Trio The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). 1’irst Swedish jazz artist to record with Blue Note. Tolstoy sings with the Jacob Karlzon Trio (see above). And yes. her great. great Grandad was the Russian novelist (Tolstoy‘s last but one (D is aptly called ll'liite Russian).
I Fionna Duncan Quartet llenry’s Jazz (‘ellatx 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. See Sat 1‘).
I USB + 1 The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 (‘hambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £2~£3 (l'ree before £10pm). High- energy‘ jazz funk fusion with Brazilian inﬂuences plus the wind power of John Burgess on sax and flute.
I The Bridge Jazz Quartet The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 10pm. 1’ree. Specially composed late-night line-up to see you into the small hours.
I A Tribute to Glenn Miller’s Army Airforce Orchestra Royal (‘oncert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £13.50 £17.50. (‘hris Dean leads the Syd Lawrence ()rchestra for a tribute to Miller's last band. accompanied by the strings of the London '1‘elef'ilmonic ()rchestra. Edinburgh
I The Jam Session The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. ‘)pm. liree. Regular jazz jam session as
various guests drop in to join the David Patrick Trio.
I Ed Kelly Group The Beat Jazz Basement. 1 (‘hambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £2~£3 (l'rce bef'ore £10pm). Dubliner and bassist Kelly leads this melodic jazz quartet.
I Heather MacLeod The Beat Jazz Basement. I (‘hambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £2 (l'ree bef'ore £l0pm). Intimate vocals from this talented singer. with Paul Harrison on piano and Ian (‘opeland on drums.
I Ross Milligan Quartet llenry's Jazz (‘e11ar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £5. Blues and funk from this sophisticated guitarist.
I Bill Kyle’s Usual Suspects The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. ‘)pm. Free. New Jazz Quartet put together by drummer Kyle and featuring a rotating line tip of the best of' lidinburgh's jazz players such as (‘olin Steele. Brian Shiels. Brian Kellock. Jimmy Wood and more.
I Chancer The Beat Jazz Basement. I (‘hambers Street. 467 253‘). 10pm. £2 (tree bel‘ore £10pm). Blended acoustic samples. twisted vocals and some steppin’ provided by Tim and the
I Evan Parker’s Electroacoustic Quartet (‘(‘.-\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4‘)()(). 8pm. £8 (£0). To kick-start the liree Radi('(‘.»\ls 2002 festival of free improvisation and experimental masie. saxophonist liyan Parker is joined by long term collalmraiors Lawrence (’asserley' (electronics). Joel Ryan (electronics) and Paul l.ytton (pei’cttssion).
I Theo Travis Quartet The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). See panel.
~13 Scottish Guitar Quartet and Preston Reed Queen’s llall. ('lerk Street. 668 201‘). 8pm. £10 £15 (£5). Unique blend of jazz. classical. world music and (‘eltic sounds. featuring the talents of Jed Brockie. Nigel (‘lark. Malcolm Mcl’arlane and Kevin MacKenzie. all featured on acoustic guitars. This concert sees them performing new material from their soon to be released second album 1’ait Accompli. In a repeat of a successful lidinburgh Jazz Festival concert. Preston Reed opens the show.
7.} Guilfoyle, Arguelles and Black Henry‘s Jazz (char. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £8. This could be a real highlight of' the Henry’s season. The trio brings together three powerful improvisers in Irish bassist Ronan (iuill'oyle. linglish saxophonist Jttlian Arguelles. and American drtnn phenomenon Jim Black.
I Out of the Bedroom Waverley Bar. I St Mary‘s St. ‘)pm midnight. Free. See Thu 17.
I The Bridge Jazz Quartet The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 South Bridge. 478 2510. 10pm. Free. See Still 20.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian (‘hurch (‘entre. 72 Berkeley Street. 221 3154. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 members). Jazz record club and discussion group. visitors welcome. Bill Newman presents ‘British
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Viktoria Tolstoy Viktoria Tolstoy's Blame /t on my Youth is currently big in Sweden. where the singer has a growing reputation (Esbjorri Svensson produced her previous album. White Buss/an. for Blue Note). She is accomj.)anied by an excellent trio. Wll’l Jacob Karlzon on piano. Mattias Svensson on bass and Peter Danemo on drums. Bridge Jazz Bar. Edinburgh. Sun 20 Oct.
Scottish Guitar Quartet This fine all acoustic quartet launch their second album. Malcolm MacFarlane. Nigel Clark. Jed Brockie and Kevin lvlacKenzie have honed their sOphisticated approach to jazz. Latin. folk and rock material to a fine point. Preston Reed Opens proceedings in his inimitable style. Oueen's Ha//. Edinburgh, Thu 24 Oct.
Guilfoyle, Arguelles and Black Irish bassist Ronan Guilfoyle leads a highly intriguing combination of diverse talents in this collaboration with sax0phonist Julian Arguelles (who surely needs no introduction in Edinburgh) and drummer Jim Black. one of the top handful of percussionists on the New York scene. Henry Jazz Cellar. Edinburgh. Thu 24 Oct.
(‘hicagoans'. Further details from lirnie Speirs. 0141 886 2‘)4‘).
I Furthikada Duo (‘(‘.»\. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4‘)()(). 8pm. £8 (£6). ((‘(U‘v 5). Double bill featuring lilectronie composititin/perf'ormance from 1‘urt. the welI-established duo of Richard Barrett and Paul ()bermay‘er. and the (‘ikada Duo (Kenneth Karlsson and Bjorn Rahben). w ho play music by RollWallin and Henrik llellstenius. and team tip in an impt'o\ ising quartet with Richard Barrett and trombonist Paul Rutherford. I’m-I o/‘l-‘n't'
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I John Rae’s Celtic Feet Henry‘s Jazz (‘ellaiz 8 Morrison Street. 467 5200. 8.30pm. £7. A mix ol' jazz and (‘eltic music from this vibrant group.
I The BackBeat Band The Bridge Jazz Bar. 82 Sottth Bridge. 478 2510. ‘)pm. l‘ree. See Fri 18.
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