Support - Demeanour
The Bosuns Charlestown
Date: Wednesday 12th October 2016
- Nigel Price (guitar)
- Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor saxophone)
- Ross Stanley (Hammond Organ)
- Matt Home (drums)
Nigel Price - who led his organ trio to pick up the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award for “best jazz ensemble” is one of the most highly regarded and in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene today.
He spent three years with UK funk legends, the James Taylor Quartet, was placed third in the 2014 British Jazz Awards for “best guitarist” and is also a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s, where he has played over 400 times.
His blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues feeling and mastery of chording has made him instantly accessible and popular with jazz audiences.
asilis Xenopoulos makes a great sound on his Cannonball tenor sax and shapes every solo superbly with facility and fluency.
Matt Home is always impeccable and crisp and precise, but I don't think I've ever heard him play with the sense of adventure he had last night.
At the heart of every texture is Ross Stanley, finding the variety of a Jimmy Smith or a Joey de Francesco, but also pulling the time around with fabulous madcap inventiveness.
“There’s an exhilarating tight-loose swing and old-school honestly about Price’s brand of soul-bop that leaves you panting” – Mojo
“Very few players could manage playing as fluent, imaginative and technically impeccable guitar as Price does here” – Evening Standard
Nigel Price website
Demeanour - Matt Johns – Piano, Tom Dauncey - Double Bass, Tom Jackson - Drums
(will be on stage 7.30 – 8.15pm)