Heads & Tales
Nigel Price Organ Trio + Alex Garnett + Snowboy.
The new double cd, released on Woodville records on October 17th 2011 sees Nigel’s award winning trio teaming up with Alex Garnett - one of the UK’s finest saxophonists - and the legendary Snowboy on percussion.
Nigel has composed an album’s worth of original compositions but all based on evergreen standard forms which help to give the material instant accessibility and familiarity.
A “head” in jazz terminology refers to the opening and closing melodic statement of a piece. These “heads” are often melodies written over an existing standard form - hence the naming of the first disc.
The second disc contains the same material performed as unamplified jazz guitar duets but with the original melodies reinstated, and the feels changed.
Tales seemed like an appropriate title!
Heads & Tales was voted 5th best in the world 2011 in Mojo magazine, being described as “brilliant” and “exhilarating”.
The cd is available to buy through this website or also through itunes, Amazon and Woodville,
The trio - comprised of Nigel on guitar, Matt home on drums and Pete Whittaker on Hammond organ are regularly touring the UK so do come and see us! - check the Live Dates page to find out where.
Nigel is one of the top UK jazz guitar players.He’s a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s where he has racked up over 150 performances, spent three years with the James Taylor Quartet, has performed with the BBC big band, the legendary David Axelrod and led his organ trio to first place in the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG) awards for “best jazz ensemble” in 2010. In 2005 he returned to his jazzfunk roots and spent 3 years in the uk's leading jazz funk band the James Taylor Quartet.Check the dates page if you want to catch any of the uk shows from this hoofing band.Or visit their website www.jtq.co.uk or myspace site - http://www.myspace.com/jamestaylorquartet Nigel is also a member of The Filthy Six - an outstanding Blue Note-esque band which is honed in the style of Lou Donaldson,Grant Geen,Donald Byrd and all those groovers from yesteryear.Fronted by the infamous and incorrigible Trumpet virtuoso Nick Etwell and signed to the ultra hip label “Acid Jazz” the band is an exciting recreation of classic dance floor soul jazz.Check 'em out - http://www.myspace.com/thefilthysix. The second album “The Fox” is soon to be released...
Check out the website here - THE FILTHY SIX Nigel also plays in a cool west coast jazz trio with Matt Wates and Julian Bury.We’ve recorded two cds - Easy Living and Jazz Goes To Church.
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