‘Jazz Samba’ spotlights Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd’s ground-breaking 1962 recording, the first ever fully fledged bossa nova album recorded by American jazz musicians. Featuring leading tenor saxophonist Mark Crooks and award winning guitarist Nigel Price. The’62 recording was a commercial success, it topped the LP charts on its release and produced its own pop hit single – ‘Desafinado’. Mark Crooks is a lyrical and passionate saxophonist in the Stan Getz mould. He has appeared at jazz clubs and festivals throughout Europe, and at the Lincoln Centre in New York. He is a long-standing member of the John Wilson Orchestra with whom he plays at the BBC Proms each summer. Guitarist Nigel Price is one of the unsung heroes of the British Jazz Scene. Over 500 appearances at Ronnie Scott’s, 3 years with the James Taylor Quartet and winner of the British Jazz Awards and Parliamentary Jazz Awards. The quartet also features Demi Garcia on drums and percussion and Marianne Windham on double bass. A thoroughly joyful evening!
Line Up: Mark Crooks – Sax, Nigel Price – guitar, Marianne Windham – bass & Demi Garcia Sabat – drums