MUSIC | Jazz Wednesday 12
Glasgow ■ Entombed AD and Hang The Bastard Audio, 14 Midland Street. 6.30pm. £14.30. Swedish death metal quartet. ■ Kylie Minogue The SSE Hydro, Exhibition Way, 248 3000. 6.30pm. £40–£80. Another mega-production from pop behemoth Ms Minogue. This extravaganza is entitled the Kiss Me Once Tour and takes the pint- sized Aussie singer to 31 shows in 15 countries. See preview, page 75. ■ Common O2 ABC, 330 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. 7pm. £28.50. Twenty years since the release of his breakthrough album Resurrection Chicago rapper Common returns with his tenth studio album Nobody’s Smiling. ■ TesseracT King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. See Fri 7. ■ Truckfighters King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £10. Swedish rockers. Edinburgh ■ Catfish & The Bottlemen The Caves, Niddry Street South, 557 8989. 7pm. £11.20. Garage rock and post- punk quartet from Llandudno, with rock’n’roll and indie pop influences. ■ Carousel Vertigo Bannerman’s, 55 Niddry Street, 556 3254. 7.30pm. £8. French had rock quartet.
Glasgow ■ The Bay City Rollers Story Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784. 7.30pm. £tbc. Les McKeown take audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Shang A Lang’ and ‘Summer Love Sensation’. ■ The Wolfe Tones Malone’s Irish Bar, 57–59 Sauchiehall Lane, 332 8899. 7pm. £20. See Sun 9. ■ Dave Sharp, John Condron and Average Andy Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. 7.30–11.30pm. £7.95. A show from the former Alarm guitarist, who has forged a solo career playing rootsy rock. ■ Motown & Philadelphia on Tour Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £19.50– £22.50. A celebration of Motown and Philly soul including hits by Marvin Gaye, Supremes, Four Tops, Candi Staton, Stylistics and The O’Jays among others. ■ Frazey Ford Òran Mór, 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. 7.45pm. £14.34–£16.87. One third of Canada’s Begood Tanyas performs tracks from her third album Indian Ocean. Edinburgh ■ Hue & Cry The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.30pm. £25. Soulful pop, jazzy influences and urban grooves from Scotrock veterans Pat and Greg Kane as they commemorate the 25th Anniversary of their Remote and Bitter Suite albums.
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Glasgow ■ Brian Molley Quartet The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, 248 90 THE LIST 16 Oct–13 Nov 2014
5210. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Tenor sax player leads his quartet, featuring Tom Gibbs (piano), Mario Caribé (bass) and Stu Brown (drums). ■ Lulo Reinhardt St Andrews in the Square, 1 St Andrews Square, 559 5902. 7.30pm. £20.25. The band perform Latin swing and flamenco rhythms, led by a man who can name Django Reinhardt as his grand-uncle. Edinburgh ■ Catfish Keith The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £12. Revered singer/guitarist described by critics as the ‘new king of slide guitar’ delivers some foot- stompin’, deep delta blues. ■ Peter Zummo 6tet Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, 560 1581. 7.30–10.30pm. £12 (£10). The Anglo-American ensemble meet then perform improvised experimental music and spoken word pieces on the night. Featuring Peter Zummo, Ernie Brooks, Bill Ruyle, Oliver Coates, JD Twitch and Bass Clef. See preview, page 75. ■ Square One The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). High octane jazz and funk quartet from Glasgow led by Joe Williamson (guitar) and Pete Johnstone (piano).
Edinburgh ■ Christian Wallumrød Ensemble The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £15 (£12). The Norwegian pianist and composer specialises in daring contemporary jazz influenced by folk, free jazz and renaissance composers. ■ Head2Head The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). Graham Robb and Bill Kyle’s jazz sextet that emerged from the ashes of their highly successful jazz rock fusion outfit Head.
Saturday 18 Edinburgh FREE Daniel Smith The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 5.45pm. Boogie woogie bluesy jazzy piano stuff. ■ Head2Head The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). See Fri 17.
Sunday 19 Edinburgh FREE Makin’ Whoopee 48 Below, 48 Broughton Street, 48below.com 4–6pm. Classic vintage jazz and blues featuring a revolving roster of respected female vocalists (including Ali Affleck, Heather Macleod, Gina Rae, Victoria Bennett and Sophie Bancroft). ■ Stormy Sunday Blues The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). Blues night organised by vocalist James Carr, featuring a showcase of blues singers and soloists. Featuring Main Street Blues and GT Boos Band.
Glasgow ■ Blue Monday at the RCS Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50). Blue Monday is the RCS jazz department’s way of keeping you in touch with new developments in Scottish jazz. Artistic director Tommy Smith organises monthly sessions for students, staff and guest performers. Funky hard bop piano from Paul Harrison, playing tunes by Horace Silver.
Wednesday 22 Edinburgh ■ Eyeshutight The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £7 (£5). Dynamic, contemporary jazz trio
featuring Johnny Tomlinson on piano, Kristoffer Wright on drums and Paul Baxter on bass. Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.
Glasgow ■ Brass Jaw The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, 248 5210. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Fun, exhilarating saxophone quartet, playing big band, bebop and blues, sans rhythm section. Peebles ■ Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre, Eastgate, 01721 725777. 7.30pm. £14 (£12; children £5). Setting a new musical standard with two of Scotland’s greatest jazz maestros let loose on imaginative reworkings of great standards.
Glasgow ■ Caro Emerald The SSE Hydro, Exhibition Way, 248 3000. 6.30pm. £32.50–£45. Dutch singer putting a modern pop spin on post-war jazz styles. Please note rescheduled date. Edinburgh ■ Quercus The Queen’s Hall, 87–89 Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8pm. £22 (£16). Smoky-voiced folk singer June Tabor and jazz musicians Iain Ballamy and Huw Warren in their jazz-folk fusion trio.
Edinburgh FREE Fergus McCreadie The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 5.45pm. Young, exceptionally talented jazz pianist. ■ World Premiere Quintet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). A different selection of five leading jazz players come together for each session with no rehearsal. ■ Ray Harris The Fusion Experience The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £5 (£4). Nu-jazz and full on funk from Harris on keyboards and vocals.
Dunoon ■ Vintage Big Band Night Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll Street, 01369 703302. 7.30pm–midnight. £20 per person (table of 8 £150). Don your glad rags and swing by for a vintage night out aimed at helping to refurbish Dunoon Burgh Hall. There’ll be food and sparkly stuff to drink as well as a 17-piece band. Perth ■ The Graeme Stephen Quartet: Nosferatu Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, 01738 621031. 8pm. £13.00 (£11). Jazz guitarist Stephen leads his quartet through a live score to FW Murnau’s 1922 horror classic German silent Nosferatu
St. Andrews ■ Rufflets Cream Tea with Jazz Rufflets Country House Hotel , Strathkinness Low Road, 01334 472594. 2–5pm. £30 (£26). Martyna Wren sings jazz to accompany your cream tea. Part of St Andrews Voices.
Edinburgh ■ Kirk Fletcher The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. 7.30pm. £17.60. World renowned blues musician, former lead guitarist with The Fabulous Thunderbirds and multiple Blues Music Award nominee. ■ Jazz Bar Quartet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). Jazz four-piece. Dundee ■ Elkie Brooks Dundee Rep, Tay Square, 01382 223530. 7.30pm. £23.50.
Haddington ■ Dick Lee’s Swingtet Town House, dicklee.org.uk 7.30pm. £tbc. Easy listening jazz. Monday 27
Glasgow ■ The Excitements Broadcast, 427 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7304. 8pm. £13.44. Old school soul with R&B elements fronted by the explosive vocals of Koko-Jean Davis.
Glasgow ■ Elkie Brooks King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. 7.30pm. £23.50–£40.50. See Sun 26. Edinburgh ■ The Excitements Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. 7pm. £12. See Mon 27.
Wednesday 29 Edinburgh ■ Nigel Price Trio The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £7 (£5). Swing and bebop trio led by guitarist Nigel Price.
Glasgow ■ Nigel Price Trio The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, 248 5210. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). See Wed 29.
Edinburgh ■ The Jazz Bar Quintet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). Hard bop and lesser-known standards from the accomplished five- piece. Musselburgh ■ Carol Kidd The Brunton, Ladywell Way, 665 2240. 7.30pm. £16.50 (£14.50). Scotland’s first lady of jazz in an increasingly rare concert outing, demonstrating why she has been described as ‘Britain’s finest ballads singer’.
Glasgow ■ Neil Sedaka Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. 7.30pm. £50. The loveable writer of the ubiquitous ‘Road to Amarillo’ but also of the genius ‘Solitaire’ shows off his diverse pop and singer- songwriter catalogue and shares a few showbiz anecdotes. FREE Cosmopolitan Big Band Café Source, 1 St Andrew’s Square, 548 6020. 9pm. Jazz standards, funk and soul from this 18-piece big band featuring vocals from Rachel Lightbody. Edinburgh ■ Becc Sanderson The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). Australian vocalist Sanderson, lead singer with The Counsellors, shows off her sass with an evening of jazz. ■ Thunkfish The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 11.30pm. £5 (£4). Raw funk from saxophonist Tom Pickles and his new five-piece.
Saturday 1 Edinburgh FREE Matthew Roll The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 5.45pm. Solo jazz, pop and swing melodies. ■ World Premiere Quintet The Jazz Bar, 1 Chambers Street, 220 4298. 8pm. £5 (£4). See Sat 25.