Live Review: Nigel Price at The Ancient Mariner

Nigel Price/Terry Seabrook/Nigel Thomas

The Ancient Mariner, Hove 24/10/13

Guitarist Nigel Price, a former Brighton resident, has been wowing audiences at Ronnie Scotts and recently returned to perform at The Verdict whilst on tour with Gary Smulyan.

And, of course, ‘the other Nigel’, bassist Nigel Thomas, has been doing this gig with previous guests that include Paul Greenwood and Ian Price.

It was great to see the trio just jamming on standards and digging into a blues, and playing some fantastic ballads, the soloing on In A Sentimental Mood was particularly memorable. The highlight of the evening was a beautiful and sensitive version of the bossa nova Gentle Rain, with some delicate guitar soloing by Nigel Price.

Look out for forthcoming gigs with guests that include Simon Savage, Julian Nicholas, Imogen Ryall, Geoff Simkins and Mark Bassey.

And, believe it or not, this gig is free, but be prepared to show your appreciation when the hat is passed around for donations.

[Photo of Nigel Price by Carl Hyde.]