The next concert at Milestones Jazz Club on Sunday 5 October features the return of a band that captures the energetic spirit and gritty Hammond organ format of the 1960’s Blue Note style - The Nigel Price Organ Trio.
When jazz guitarist Nigel Price performed with his band at Milestones Jazz Club in 2009 they recorded tthe majority of their acclaimed album, appropriately titled, ‘Live!’.
At this concert Nigel once again leads his funky and hard-swinging band in the spirit of Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff through fiery originals and well-chosen standards.
Musical petrol is thrown on the fire by the band’s other members - the brisk, quick-fire playing of Hammond organist Ross Stanley and drummer Matt Home, leading London musicians in their own right.
Nigel’s fluid and confident voice skilfully fuses flowing bebop lines, the earthy wail of the blues and a will to swing and has made him instantly accessible and popular with jazz audiences.
Since the late Humphrey Lyttelton called Nigel ‘a really class performer’ it is not surprising that he has fast become one of the UK’s leading jazz musicians, often performing at Ronnie Scott’s Club and working with the likes of Pee Wee Ellis, Bobby Wellins, Alan Barnes, Peter King and the legendary David Axelrod at the Royal Festival Hall.
As guitarist with the standard bearers for the UK jazz-funk and acid jazz movements, The James Taylor Quartet, Nigel spent a number of years recording and touring Europe making him equally at home with modern jazz, funk and blues.
"We’re really looking forward to playing in Lowestoft again as concerts at Milestones are always some of the best of the tour," says Nigel, "The recordings from 2009 were so good that we could easily have released a ‘Live at Milestones’ CD".
The band’s full line-up features Nigel Price (guitar), Ross Stanley (Hammond organ) and Matt Home (drums).
Listen to Nigel Price’s music and watch You Tube footage by visiting the club website at http://www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk
This concert is part of a national tour supported by Jazz Services.
All Milestones gigs are held on the first Sunday of every month and take place at Hotel Hatfield, Esplanade, Lowestoft with the doors opening at 8pm.
Admission - £7 / £6 (concession).