NIGEL PRICE & VASILIS XENOPOLOUS QUARTET with

Dario Di Lecce and Steve Brown

SIDEKICKS- TR598

NIGEL PRICE/VASILIS XENOPOLOUS - SIDEKICKS

 

Uh Huh


Full House
When Joanna Loved me
Ready And Able

The Right Time
O Pato

Without A Song
Soul Eyes
Ladyfingers


NIGEL PRICE guitar VASILIS XENOPOLOUS tenor saxophone
DARIO DI LECCE double bass STEVE BROWN drums

 

 

Trio Records proudly presnts the gas guzzling, full throttled quartet led by ace guitarist Nigel Price and his 'sidekick' the ever articulate Vasilis Xenopolous.

 

The album "SIDEKICKS' is Niel Price and Vasilis Xenopolous's tribute to the great guitar/saxophone partnerships in the great jaz tradition but with their own stamp of irreprssible swing and drive, and inventiveness.

 

Nigel Price has carved a deep channel into the UK jazz scene in the recent past, being omni present with his organ trio across the country (he successfully set up probably the longest ever continuous tour in UK jazz history). His enthusiasm for the music, and life in general, has seen him become a highly popular figure on the circuit. This does not belie the virtues of his guitar playing - one of the most fluent jazz improvisors of his generation. A British Jazz Award winner is surely fully justified. His playing is often featured at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club. His sidekick on the album is an equaly talented saxophone player, Vasilis Xenopolous. Greek in origin, Vasilis Xenopolous moved to London in 2002 and since wowed audiences with his sheer flare and driving playing.

 

Together they make up a formidable team. Add the Italian bass plyer Dario Di Lecce and Steve Brown to the mix and the band make a supremely satisfying and swinging album, that pays homage to their guitar/saxophone heros which include the likes of Wes Montgomery/Stanley turrentine, Jim Hall,/Paul Desmond, Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd etc.