Calendar

with The Jason Lyon Quartet from 8.30pm

Friday, May 25th, 2018/Tolulose Lautrec, 140 Newington Butts, Kennington, London SE11 4RN

with Charis from 8pm

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018/The Grosvenor, 127 Oaklands Road, Hanwell, London W7 2DT

from 8pm

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018/East Side Jazz Club, 2 Harvey Road, Leytonstone, London E11 3DB. Tel 020 8989 8129

with The Neal Richardson Quartet from 8pm

Thursday, May 17th, 2018/Splash Point Jazz Club, The Master Mariner, Brighton Marina BN2 5WD. Tel 01273 818563

Sax Appeal from 7.30pm

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018/Loxwood Jazz Club, Loxwood Village Hall, Guildford Road, Loxwood, West Sussex RH14 0SF. Tel 07564 347478

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.