Press play and listen – Gary Smulyan, the US based baritone saxophone legend, 6-time Grammy award holder and the winner of 3 Downbeat Critic’s Polls, is coming to the UK at the end of September for a thirteen-date tour with the, 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award winners of the ‘Ensemble of the Year’ category, Nigel Price Organ Trio, which features: Nigel Price (guitar), Ross Stanley (organ), and Matt Home (drums).
Downbeat wrote about the album Smul’s Paradise, “Baritone saxophonist supreme Gary Smulyan finds perfection by dropping his deep, badass sound into the heart of a groove-or-die organ combo.” Allaboutjazz: “Smulyan and company succeed on all fronts here.”
The band will be drawing on material from Smul’s Paradise – Capri records have kindly given us permission to stream a track Heavenly Hours from the album, embedded above – and the Nigel Price Organ Trio’s Heads and Tales.
The presence and the proximity of Smul’s massive baritone sound in these small UK clubs will be something no listener will forget.
Thursday September 26th : Harri’s Jazz, Shepperton.
Friday September 27th: The Verdict, Brighton.
Saturday September 28th: The Crypt, Camberwell.
Sunday September 29th (12:30pm): Jagz, Ascot.
Monday September 30th: Portsmouth Jazz Club.
Tuesday October 1st: The Brook Theatre, Chatham.
Wednesday October 2nd: Swing Unlimited, Bournemouth. Venue address TBC.
Thursday October 3rd: The Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking.
Friday October 4th: Peterborough Jazz Club.
Saturday October 5th: Ronnie Scott’s Late show.
Sunday October 6th (12:15pm): Chelmsford Jazz Club.
Mon / Tues October 7th/ 8th: Ronnie Scott’s late show.