Calendar

Nigel Price Organ trio featuring Vasilis Xenopoulos from 8pm

Saturday, December 15th, 2018/Berkhampstead Jazz Club, Civic Centre, High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HB

with Nigel Price from 8.30pm

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019/Club Octave, The Grosvenor, 127 Oaklands Rd, Hanwell, London W7 2DT

with Sara Dowling from 8.30pm

Friday, December 14th, 2018/Havana Jazz Club, La Havana Bar, 3 Little London, Chichester PO19 1PH

Christmas Special from 12.30pm

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018/The Spice Of Life, 6 Moor St, Soho, London W1D 5NA. Tel 020 7437 7013

Nigel Price Organ trio featuring Vasilis Xenopoulos from 8pm

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018/Arundel Jazz Club, The Undercroft, Maltravers St, Arundel BN18 9AP

Reviews

XPQ "Sidekicks" Album Review by The Guardian

Vasilis Xenopoulos/ Nigel Price Quartet: Sidekicks review – downright irresistible 4 / 5 stars Dave Gelly Sun 28 Jan Put a tenor saxophonist and a guitarist together and you’ve got a band. There’s something about the combination of saxophone and electric guitar that just works. When the players are, respectively, Vasilis Xenopoulos and Nigel Price, with Dario Di Lecce on bass and Steve Brown on drums, the outcome is downright irresistible. Over the past few years the London jazz scene has become a magnet for young musicians from Europe, and Xenopoulos/Price Quartet is one of the more outstanding results. Xenopoulos, originally from Athens, settled here in 2002, while Di Lecce arrived from Bari five years ago. Price is a dynamic guitarist, with the rare gift of instinctive empathy. His accompaniments are as incisive and inspired as his solos. Xenopoulos has a briskly fluent style which gently mellows at slower tempos. All 10 numbers are pieces associated with jazz sax-guitar duos over the years. XPQ’s version of When Joanna Loved Me is a little masterpiece, easily equal to the Paul Desmond/Jim Hall original, although quite different in approach. And O Pato, a jazz samba, sets off rhythmic sparks, with Di Lecce and Brown making some very tricky stuff sound deceptively easy.