Two master-guitarists -fiery interplay- jazzesque
“Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you’ll probably fall for this”. ~ The Observer ★★★★ March 2015
The above review was one of many 4-star reviews for their 2015 release, ‘Chasing Tales’. (MGPCD016).
Following the album’s February release, the duo toured the UK extensively in 2015 (60+ dates), plus a further 25-date tour in the spring of 2016 - consistently garnering more-than-generous reviews from the national and specialist press!
Oxley & Meier were invited by Jazzwise to be the first ever featured artists to have a covermount CD attached to the magazine (December/January edition)!
The duo will be releasing their new album ‘The Colours of Time’ in February 2017, to coincide with another major UK spring tour (35 dates). This is their most ambitious album to date, in that it is a ‘double: one disc in duo format, the second in quartet with bass and drums.
Expect a dazzling display of contemporary fare, ranging from Turkish panache to soundscapes of latin America to English pastoralism. Hear this played on nylon string, steel string, electric, 12 string, fretless, slide, guitar-synth, glissentar guitars and more!
For their live gigs, the Oxley-Meier Guitar Project aim to entertain by playing with a spontaneity and an intuitive interplay between them that keeps them fresh and fired up from gig to gig. The duo therefore comes to the performance with what they hope are the audiences anticipations: to expect the unexpected!
‘A fascinating fusion opulent with evocative splendour’: MOJO ★★★★
(Listed as No. 3 in the top 10 jazz albums of 2015)
‘CD of the week’: The London Evening Standard ★★★★
‘Top ten CDs of the year’: The Telegraph ★★★★
‘’This album captures the lightning in a bottle effect created by the union of two perfectly matched artists and is already the front runner for my album of the year.’: Jazz Views ★★★★
Pete Oxley ~ Guitar
Pete began his musical career in Paris before relocating to the UK in 1997. Shortly afterwards he opened The Spin jazz club in Oxford which has now been shortlisted 4 times by a Parliamentary group as ‘The Best Jazz Venue In The UK’. Pete regularly performs with some of the world’s leading jazz artists including Chris Garrick, Gilad Atzmon, Tim Whitehead, Dave O’Higgins, Bobby Wellins, John Etheridge and his own band Curious Paradise. He has now released 10 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his original compositions. www.peteoxley.com
Nicolas Meier ~ Guitar
With his unique style that is a blend of Metheny-esque jazz and Turkish inspired world music, Nic has toured extensively around the world with his band the Meier Group, sharing the bill with some of the biggest names in jazz including Bill Evans and Brad Mehldau. This wonderful band (featuring sax maestro Gilad Atzmon) won the overall prize for ‘best band’ at the Juan-les-Pins jazz festival! He also tours with Jeff Beck.
Pete Oxley website Nicholas Meier website
Please note that this event is being held in 'Heligan Kitchen' at the Lost Gardens of Heligan