Calendar

with Nigel Price from 8pm

Monday, November 11th, 2019/Cheltenham Jazz Club, Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street GL50 1HQ

from 8.30 with Jo Fooks, Ross Stanley, Steve Brown & Dario Di Lecce

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019/The Grosvenor, 127 Oaklands Road, Hanwell, London W7 2DT
UK

Riverside Arts Jazz, 59 Thames Street Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 5QF

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019/19:45
Sunbury-On-Thames, UK

with Sara Dowling from 7.45pm

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019/The Ivy Room (inside Farnham Conservatory Club), Ivy Lane, Farnham, Surry GU9 7PQ

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.