Dizzy Reece has stepped in to replace his old Blue Note labelmate, Lou Donaldson in Platiorm's last gig of a very successful year.

1948 and teamed up with Don Byas the

exiles, and finally made it to New York in 1959. Re formed his own hand there with the likes ol Tommy Flannigan and Ron Carter. He recorded four albums


0 Bobby Wishart Quartet Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. Keyboards, electric bass and drums with Wishart on sax. Bop and fusion.


0 Swing '85 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street. 225 6229. Hot club sound, but clarinet and sax lead.

0 Delta Devils Maxies Bistro, West Nicolson Street, 667 0845. Guitar-based blues and American Swing.

0 Melanie O’Reilly and Francis Cowan Shore Bar, Leith. Mainstream singer with guitarist. Intimate ambience, adjoining restaurant.

i 0 West End Jazz Band Basin Street,

. Haymarket Terrace. Solid trad band in Edinburgh‘s main venue for the early forms ofJazz.



0 Blue Note Night Club Lucifer’s, Jamaica Street, 284 4600. 10.30pm—3am. Live music starts 11.45pm. Jazz disco, live artists. Only jazz night club in Glasgow gets busy around midnight. Phone for details of the evening’s live band. 0 Burton/Nicholson Quartet Blackfriar’s, Albion Street. Bebop and beyond.

0 Smith/Lyall Quartet Halt Bar. Woodlands Road.


0 Sue Robertson Maxies Bistro, West Nicolson Street. Classic songs, accompanied by Davy on guitar.

0 The Francis Cowan Trio with Melanie

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5 with Blue Note (they are now much

? sought alter and change hands tor £50 ,5 ttoo £60) and recorded with Dexter

; Gordon and Dizzy Gilliesple’s: big Diny moved from Jamaica to Paris in r band

i in the last lew years he has rejoined his

ex-Basie player among otherAmerican old pals to play in the Paris Reunion

j Band with Kenny Clark and Woodie

i Shaw. Superstitious? Dizzy is at the Queens Hall Edinburgh 10pm on Friday

r 13th. (Norman Chalmers).

Q’Reilly The Kilderkin, Constitution Street, Leith. Gerry Forde on bass, Dick Lee on clarinet and sax, Francis E on guitar, Melanie vocals.

0 Brian Kellog Trio Royal British Hotel, Princes Street, 556 4901.

= Resident pianist.

0 Fat Sam’s band Goodtime Emporium, Abbeymount. One of Edinburgh's venues for Dixieland

, and Trad.

O Spirits ol Rhythm Basin Street,

- Haymarket Terrace. Very enjoyable small group.

0 West End Jazz Band Ailsa Craig

: Hotel. Mainly mainstream

_ standards.


2 Glasgow

0 Jazz on Record Glasgow Rhythm

- Club, Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Recitals, discussion and informal

: talks on Ragtime, Swing, New

Orleans, Bebop, Avant Garde.

i Edinburgh

' 0 Melanie Q'Reilly and Francis Cowan

Carlton Hotel, North Bridge.

0 Spirits ot Rhythm Basin Street,

Haymarket Terrace.

o The String Vests The Kilderkin, Constitution Street, Leith. Blues swing duo.



| Glasgow

| 0 George McGowan Orchestra Big 1 Band Jazz. Daniel Brown’s, Vincent I Street. 1.30—4.30pm.


0 Bobby Wishart Quintet Glasgow Society of Musicians, Berkeley Street. Lunchtime.

0 Frank Pantrini Quintet Curlers,

Byres Road. Lunchtime.

0 Jimmy Feighan Quartet Lorne Hotel, Sauchiehall Street. Lunchtime.

0 Bill Fanning Big Band Shadows. Bath Street. Lunchtime.


0 The Festival City Jazz Band Old Waverley Hotel, Princes Street.

0 Mike Hart’s Selection Basin Street, Haymarket.


0 Ricky Fernandez and Friends Tron Theatre bar, 38 Parnie Street. Lunchtime.

O TZone Nico‘s, Sauchiehall Street, 332 1585. Lunchtime.


0 Alex Shaw Trio Platform 1. Rutland Street. Lunchtime.

0 Delta Devils Maxies Bistro, West Nicolson Street. 667 0845. The wine bar cowboys entertain with swing fiddle and guitar.

0 Tam White and The Dexters or Contos Platform 1, Rutland Street. Phone for details, 225 2433.



0 The Cotton Club Jazz Dance Disco, Scott Street, 332 0712. 10.30pm—3.30am.


0 Swing ’85 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street, 225 6229.

0 Delta Devils Maxies Bistro, West Nicolson Street, 667 0845. Blues and swing duo.



0 Bobby Wishart Quartet Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. Superb sax stylist in electric trio.


0 Swing '85 Malt Shovel, Cockburn Street. High quality acoustic jazz. 0 The West End Jan Band Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. Basin Street is the best venue for Trad and New Orleans Jazz.




0 Smith/Lyall Quartet De Ouincey‘s, Union Street. Sax/keyboard in lively modern mood.


0 Louisiana Ragtime Band Basin Street, Haymarket. Some members commute from Bute!



0 Smith/Lyall Quartet Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. Better venue for some of the leaders in Glasgow‘s jazz scene.


0 The Francis Cowan Trio with Melanie Q'Reilly Kilderkin, Constitution Street, Leith. Let this smooth trio and Melanie‘s voice soothe away your recent excesses.






0 The Pogues Glasgow University queen Margaret Union. Surely the high spot ofall the University's Daft Fridays. The Pogues will no doubt be a little tearful, a little tired and emotional and definitely a little incbriated and so will everybody else. Sweet sentimental fun indeed. Students and friends.

0 Jesse Rae Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. The Tartan One back with his backing tapes again! This will be Jesse‘s first Glasgow appearance for some time. mostly due to his lack ofa backing band as the conglomerate of famous musicians (Bernie Worrell. Jocelyn Brown) who played on the last single, live in America! For those of you who haven‘t seen Jesse before. he is an experience not to be missed, a combination of blatant Scottish traditionalism, mystery (Jesse always wears a helmet in public which conceals his face) and raw American funk. If the spectacle ofa kiltcd, Claymore swinging funk artist appeals, then Jesse Rae is yer man. Even ifyou don‘t know what he looks like.

0 Rank Wangtord Band plus The Sting Rytes Glasgow University GUU. Caustic country from Hank. who is a surprisingly serious man compared to his weird and hysterical music and rock and roll from one of Scotland’s favourite gigging bands The Sting I Rytes. Students and friends. 5' o Swinging Sister The SubClub. New 3 act‘s first appearance in Glasgow.

0 A Certain Ratio and Microdisney Glasgow College ofTechnology, Cowcaddens Road. Microdisney must be one of my favourite new bands of 1985 and A Certain Ratio one of the most surprisingly tight, entertaining live acts. A good night but only for students and guests.


0 Pauline Murray Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 10.30pm. A warm welcome back to the one who missed the boat. As singer with Penetration, Pauline turned in some marvellous work, but never created the stir that she deserved. Maybe this . time. O The Mirrors Jailhouse, Calton

Road. 10.30pm. Free.

0 Sanity Clause Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9.30pm. Free.

0 Strangers and Brothers Edinburgh University, Teviot Row.

0 Heart Industry Clowns, High Street.

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0 The Pogues Barrowlands. The ! Pogues do it all again for the benefit ofthe general public in The l Barrowland. Their last gig there was easily one ofthe highlights ofthe I year.