Opening This Week: Jazz

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Andy Sheppard's Moving Image (Ronnie Scott's, W1, 0171 439 0747, Mon-Sat). Devastatingly good saxophonist with a new band.

Egberto Gismonti with the Electra Strings (Bristol St George's, 0117 9230359, Wed; Brighton Sallis Benney Theatre, 01273 709709, Thurs; RFH, SE1, 0171 960 4242, Fri; Southampton Turner Sims, 01703 595151, Sat; Dartington Great Hall, 01803 863073, Sun 22 Feb). Brazilian guitar and piano maestro presents a new commission, together with the all-female string section.

Paul Motian Trio with Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell plus Kenny Wheeler with Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell and Dave Holland (Barbican, EC1, 0171 638 5403, Sat). That's quite enough names, thank you, but this must be the thinking-person's jazz gig, with just about the best saxophonist, guitarist, trumpeter, and bassist going.

Joey Calderazzo Trio (Pizza Express, W1, 0171 439 8722, Tues-Sat). Frantic, headlong, contemporary bop from New York pianist.

Nikki Yeoh's Infinitum (Glasgow Tron Theatre, 0141 552 4627, Tues; Stirling Tolbooth, 01786 473544, Wed; Edinburgh Tron Tavern, 0131 554 4510, Thurs; Montrose Links Hotel, 01674 671000, Fri; Aberdeen Lemon Tree, 01224 642230, Sun 22 Feb). Sparkling witty pianist with Michael Mondesir on bass.

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