The first week of October was pretty quiet on the jazz front, with no Thursday gig at the Glasgow Art Club because it was being used for a Glasgow Americana Festival performance. But the goodies coming up in the rest of the month should give you something to look forward to. Here’s some of what’s on in the next week. And don’t forget about the regular residencies and sessions, such as Sunday night’s Jazz at the 78 and Tuesday’s Slouch Jazz.
Monday 8th October
Tenses (Oblivia and Ju Suk Reet Meate), The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road
Experimental improvised music utilising electronics and a variety of instruments from two members of the Los Angeles free music scene.
Wednesday 10th October
George Burt and the Red Ensemble, City Halls Recital Room, Candleriggs
Experimental improvised music from GIO guitarist George Burt and electronic music group The Red Ensemble.
Catfish Keith, The Ferry
8pm, £13.50 in advance or £15 on the door.
American blues acoustic slide guitar player and Blues Hall of Fame member.
Thursday 11th October
Gary Boyle Band, Glasgow Art Club, Bath Street
70s jazz-rock guitar hero Gary Boyle has spent much of the last few years teaching guitar in the North-West of England. Before that, he led the highly successful fusion band Isotope, as well as working with a wide range of top musicians including Dusty Springfield, Brian Auger, Mike Westbrook, Mike Gibbs, Norma Winstone and Keith Tippett. He’s currently touring again, with a band featuring three fellow Manchester-based musicians, Andrzej Baranek (keyboards), Bruce Reid (double bass) and Jonathan Hartley (drums).
Friday 12th October
Joe Locke, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
The great American vibes player Joe Locke is involved in two events at the RCS on Friday. He’s performing in a lunchtime concert with a band made up of tutors on the RCS jazz course. I’m guessing that this might well include his old mate Tommy Smith. This starts at 1pm and tickets are £10.50. After that, at 3pm, he’s conducting a masterclass which will focus first on jazz improvisation and then on vibes technique. This is open to the public and costs £3.
Sunday 14th October
Nigel Clark, Cafe Cossachok, King Street
A solo set from guitarist Clark. The performance starts at 9pm, and admission is £6. Alternatively you can come along earlier and get a two-course Russian meal plus the concert for £20.