Some 54 years after Wes Montgomery passed, his music and playing still inspire musicians and listeners. Wes’ music puts a smile on faces with its blend of bebop and blues. The music is sometimes simple, full of interest and always accessible.
Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award-winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike.
This band is a celebration of Montgomery; they are not a tribute band. There is room for every one of these excellent musicians to solo and shine, honouring not copying Montgomery.
Nigel Price – Guitar;
Vasilis Xenopoulos – Tenor sax;
Ross Stanley – Organ;
Amiliano Caroselli – Drums.
“When the players are Vasilis Xenopoulos and Nigel Price . . . the outcome is downright irresistible”
“Wes Montgomery guitar fans need look no further than the UK’s Nigel Price on Wes Reimagined (Ubuntu) – respectful in catching Montgomery’s warmth but also the work of a thoroughly contemporary enthusiast.” – John Fordham
The Guardian ****
About Fleece Jazz:
Fleece Jazz is an independent, non-profit association run by a voluntary committee who have been providing modern and contemporary jazz for 28 years. They book talented musicians and jazz bands from the UK and beyond to perform at Stoke by Nayland Resort, providing the perfect backdrop for these cherished and popular events.
Fleece Jazz events are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.