If you haven’t had a look at the Glasgow Jazz Festival website recently, you won’t have noticed that another tranche of gigs has been added to the programme.
Among the recent announcements are:
Wednesday 22 June
Pharoah Sanders. Coltrane’s former saxophone sparring partner, now playing in a much more conservative style than when he was locking horns with Trane. Old Fruitmarket.
Soweto Kinch Trio. Birmingham alto player and occasional rapper plays what I believe is the first Glasgow Jazz festival gig at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut.
Thursday 28 June
Robert Cray Band. Grammy winning blues guitarist. O2 ABC.
Yolanda Brown. MOBO winning funky saxophonist. She puts on a good live show. King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut.
Saturday 30 June
MacNiven/O’Malley Quintet. New band led by SNJO regulars Tom MacNiven (trumpet) and Phil O’Malley (trombone). City Halls Recital Room (afternoon).
Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti. Indo-jazz-classical quartet, performing pieces by Terry Riley, Nigel Osbourne, Indian composer Shirish Korde and Simon Thacker. City Halls Recital Room (evening).
Sunday 1 July
Nova Scotia Jazz Band with Brian Kellock. Excellent Dixieland-style band augmented by the Edinburgh piano god. City Halls Recital Room.