Ian Price Charity Celebration
Hare & Hounds, Worthing
Tuesday 5th September, 2017
Now an annual event at the Hare and Hounds, this tribute to saxophonist Ian Price sees a number of musicians who performed with him join forces in his memory and raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Mark Bassey’s band played a set of contrasting pieces including the catchy Recordame, a funky upbeat version of Body and Soul and the old standard Just Friends, which featured a beautiful solo by pianist Simon Robinson.
Vocalist Sara Oschlag, whose excellent album My Little Boat features the late Ian Price, gave some wonderful renditions of well-known standards, including Hoagy Carmichael’s The Nearness of You, Monk’s Straight, No Chaser and the standard I’m Old Fashioned, before being joined by trombonist Bassey for a brisk version of Honeysuckle Rose.
As well as providing some excellent music the evening also raised a few hundred pounds for charity.
[Photo of Sara Oschlag band by Lisa Wormsley]