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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Nigel Price Organ Trio w. Vasilis Xenopoulos - Live stream @ Ronnie Scott's - Oct. 22

Nigel Price (guitar); Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor sax); Ross Stanley (Hammond B3); Joel Barford (drums).

(Photos courtesy of Ken Drew)

What is there left for me to say? I said it all after hearing the band at The Globe on Sunday night!* It was a great session then and it's a great session now. Hopefully, anyone who missed that session - or any of the other gigs on the tour - will be catching up and realising they are in the virtual presence of greatness.

Strangely, I've never been that fussed about jazz on television - it always seems so contrived - whereas these live streams whether from Ronnie's, The Globe or somebody's bedroom invariably come across as more natural. You really do feel you're sitting in the front row which all adds to the ambiance.

Being a tribute to Wes Montgomery, the tunes were, with some exceptions and in revised order, more or less what we heard on Sunday and none the worse for that. You don't buy a record to play it only once which is in effect what happens at a normal gig. This way you can relive it whilst retaining the live experience.

There may have been more in the live audience tonight but the Clapometer definitely swung in the direction of The Globe - they won hands down!

Lance

* Link to Globe review.

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