Featuring leading saxophonist Mark Crooks and much in-demand guitarist Nigel Price, ‘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. A commercial success, it topped the LP charts on its release and produced its own pop hit single – ‘Desafinado’
The same could be said of Mark Crooks and Nigel Price.
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 Center 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 now the BBC Big Band too.
The quartet also features Southport Festival regular Steve Brown on drums, and Arnie Somogyi on bass.
Mark Crooks – Saxaphone
Nigel Price – Guitar
Steve Brown – Drums
Arnie Somogyi – Bass