Saxophonist Oliver Nelson is best known for an album which didn’t feature a big band, his classic Blues and the Abstract Truth session of 1961. Nelson was a gifted arranger and composer for bigger forces, however. both as a leader of his own occasional bands (his Afro/American Sketches, also from 1961, is a prime example), and for other artists, including Wes Montgomery. Having sampled a more contemporary sound with the Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays material featured in their last concerts, Tommy Smith turns the focus on Nelson's big band charts in this latest outing for the excellent SNJO. (Kenny Mathieson).

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Glasgow I Paul Towndrow and Friends Beer ('afe. ('andleriggs. 553 9815. 3pm.

liree. Modern ja// standards and originals frotn alto saxophonist 'I‘owndrow.

I Hotclub (‘alc ('ttssacltok. Rtlssian ('ultural ('entre. 10 King Street. 5530733. 9pm. £5 (£31. Nigel (’lark tguitarl and ()Ieg l’onomarey (\ iolint perform a trihttte to the masters of stringed ja/l l)jango Reinhardt and Stephane (irappelli.


I Jazz Brunch ()xygen Bar & (irill.

3 5 lnlirmary Street. 5579997. 3 5pm. l-‘ree. 'l‘he Rohert l’ettigrew Trio play in a new weekly jal/ hrtmch kids welcome. I Steve Kettley’s Odd Times llenry ’s Ja/l (’ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5300. 8.30pm. £5. Ja/l-hased performance with strong world and Oriental influenced tunes hy this saxophonist/llautist/composer t(’auld Blast ()rchestra. Salsa ('eltical and his hand.

I Bill Kyle’s Sh“ Hot Jazz Quartet ()xygen Bar ts (irill. 3 5 Infirmary Street. 557 9997.

9pm tnidnight. liree. Drummer Bill Kyle's latest grouping. featuring l)oug '1‘iplady (sa\esl. Paul Kirhy (piano) and Keyin (ilasgow (hassl.


QJamie Cullum Royal (‘oneert Hall. 3 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. 7.30pm. £15 £17. Stylish young ja// \ocalist and pianist with fresh renditions of standards and original compositions front his latest ('1) lit't‘lll_\‘.\()Illt‘I/llll1:.

I 4 Jazz Burnhrae. Milnga\ ie. 943 5951. 8pm. liree. Quartet producing swinging ja/l standards featuring guitarist Boh Sloan and Andy Sharkey on dotthle hass. ' '


QRandy Newman Queen's Hall. ('lerk Street. 668 3019. 8pm. £35 (£30). l‘amous dttring the 1960s and l970s for writing quirky. darkly funny. or sharply satirical songs that often painted \i\ id pttl'tl'alts detailing the litihlc‘s and ll\cs ()1. lifelike characters.

I Jam Session 80 Qtteen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 3365097. 8.30 1 1.30pm. Free. Open session with the Day id l’atrick 'l'rio conte and play or come to hear a whole load of new talent.

Tuesday 24


I Aisha and Mrs Columbo 8: the Slumdogs the Vault. l t It)

1’ollokshaw s Road. Shawlands. 649 0007. 7.30pm. £5. ('hicago hlues attd ja// inusician Aisha headlines. with support from local folky. alterna-rock outfit.


I Millar-SpencersTravis: Acoustic Standards llenry ‘s JaH ('ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5300. 8.30pm. £5. (‘lassic modern ja// repertoire from Miles to Monk.

Wednesda 25


I Three Candiru 'l‘chai-Qyna. 42 ()tago Lane. 357 4534. 9pm. £1.50. Michael Deans and Nick Weston's eyer changing ja/l hand joined hy \‘arious guests.


I Fleamarket Funk ('aharct \‘oltaire. 36 38 Blair Street. 330 6176.

llptn 3am. £3. l.ocal outfit playing their own kind of hig hand ftmk in this new weekly residency with a smattering of 1)] supports and other li\e acts.

Thursday 26


I The Michael Deans Quartet Beer ('afe. ('andleriggs. 553 9815.

9 1 1.45pm. 1‘ree. See llltt 19.


I Fionna Duncan Quartet and Edinburgh Jazz Choir llenry ‘s JaI/ (‘ellatz 8 Morrison Street. 467 5300. 8.30pm. £5. Much 1m ed and renowned \ocalist l-‘ionna [)uncan sings with her quartet and presents a special guest set from the choir which she helped to estahlish through her popular \‘ocal workshops.

I Lorna Brooks The Village. to South l'lttt‘t Street. l.eitlt. 478 7311). 8.30pm. £5. The distinctiye. soulful mice of the well estahlislted singer/songw riter. playing an intimate. acoustic eyetting with guest guitarist Allan Bertram (Redford l‘ztlls l.

I Bill Simpson Quartet so Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 3365097. 9pm midnight. l-‘ree. Tenor sasophonist Bill Simpson leads this hard-swinging. hop-hased outfit.


I Tomas: Stanko Quartet Queen's 11all.('1erk Street. 668 3019. 7.45pm. £14 (£13). Leading ja// trumpeter front Poland who has drawn on a synthesis of liuropean influences and American models. See

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I Vente d’Est llenry‘s Jan ('ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5300. 8.30pm. £6.

jazz listings Music

(iuitarists Iain ('arleton and (iraham High with Violinist lan King performing the music of l)jango Reinhardt.

I Keith Edwards 80 Queen Street Bar and Restaurant. 80 Queen Street. 3365097. 9pm midnight. l’ree. Saxophonist Keith lidwards brings his Boptimistn Quartet for some uplifting tunes as part of the jazz, showcase.

I Soundbone and the Funk-Out- Fit Henry's Jazz ('ellar. 8 Morrison Street. 467 5300. midnight. £5. 'I'romhonist (‘hris (ireiye plays with drummer Paul Mills specialising in soul. funk and jazz. featuring singer. Suhie (‘oleman


I Jazz Club Dundee Rep. 'I’ay Square. (11333 333530. 10.30pm. £4.51)(£3.5()l. See Fri 30.

Saturday 28


I George McGowan and his Orchestra Merchant's Corner. 18 John Street. 553 3801. 3.30 5.30pm. Free. See Sat 31.

I Big Bob’s Jazz Band Bar 185. Buchanan Hotel. 185 Buchanan Street. 333 7384. 5.30pm. 1‘ree. See Sat 31.

I Tam White Lauries Bar. 34 King Street. 553 7133. 8pm. the. Modern jazz- hlttes from legendary vocalist Tam White.

I Timeline Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 553 5934. 8pm. £7.50. Jazz/African fusion hand featuring Barak Schmool on sax and percussion and Nick Ratntn on keyboards.

I Eddie Toal and Quintet ()‘Neill's. 7|.A1hion St. 5530833.

9 1 1.45pm. Free. See Sat 31.

I Campbell Considine and Stewart Harrison Duo 'l‘he Supper (‘1uh. Merchant Square. (‘andleriggs. 9pm. Free. See Sat 31.

Wednesday 3 March

Evening with Stacey Kent , and the RSNO

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