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OXLEY-MEIER GUITAR PROJECT

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"Dont fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you'll probably fall for this." - The Observer ...certainly an event not to be missed!

Press Release January 2018

“This album is a wonderful example of the high level of music that can be made by combining two great guitarists/composers/improvisers such as Pete and Nicolas. They have put together a feast of virtuosity, delivered with depth, wit and joy” ~ Ralph Towner (Oregon etc.)

The above was pertaining to the duos double-CD, The Colours of Time (MGPrecords CD019). Released in February 2017, this is their most ambitious project to date, in that it is a double: one disc in duo format, the second in quartet with bass and drums. The release of the album coincided with a major UK tour of 35 dates, which was followed by further touring in the UK and Europe in autumn 2017.

This album follows Oxley Meiers second release in 2015, Chasing Tales, which was supported by three tours, totaling 90 dates. Pete and Nick are now preparing further tours to support The Colours of Time in March/April 2018, covering both the UK and Europe. They are also booked to play at several major jazz festivals during the summer of 2018.

Since the spring 17 tour, the duo has been offering venues the option to perform as a quartet: as per the second disc of the new album, the quartet for live gigs features the incredible rhythm section of Raph Mizraki (acoustic & electric basses) and Paul Cavaciuti (drums).

Oxley & Meier were invited by Jazzwise to be the first ever featured artists to have a covermount CD attached to the magazine (December/January 2015/16 edition).

Expect a dazzling display of contemporary fare, ranging from Turkish panache to soundscapes of latin America to English pastoralism. Hear this played on nylon string, steel string, electric and acoustic 12 strings, fretless, slide, guitar-synth, glissentar guitars and more!

Headline quotes about ‘The Colours of Time’:

“When it comes to empathy, this duet of guitar virtuosi comes close to perfection” - The Observer ★★★★

"Not just a guitar album to love, a jazz album to savour but a joyous album of music that reaches toward a goal beyond” – Jazzwise ★★★★

“these two resourceful maestros reach out to a wide audience” – The Guardian ★★★★

Pete Oxley ~ Guitar

Pete began his musical career in Paris in the mid 80s before relocating to the UK in 1997. Shortly afterwards he opened The Spin jazz club in Oxford which in 2012 won the Parliamentary jazz award as The Best Jazz Venue In The UK. Pete regularly performs with some of the worlds leading jazz artists including Chris Garrick, Gilad Atzmon, Tim Whitehead, Dave OHiggins, Bobby Wellins, John Etheridge and his own band Curious Paradise. He has now released 14 critically acclaimed CDs featuring his original compositions.

As a composer, Pete was recently selected as one of only a handful of British jazz musicians to have his compositions included in the definitive European Real Book(Sher Music). www.peteoxley.com

Nicolas Meier ~ Guitar

With his unique style that is a blend of Metheny-esque jazz and Turkish inspired world music, Nick has toured extensively around the world with his band the Meier Group, sharing the bill with some of the biggest names in jazz including Bill Evans and Brad Mehldau. This wonderful band (featuring sax maestro Gilad Atzmon) won the overall prize for best bandat the Juan-les-Pins jazz festival!

His recent album Kismet is a wonderful heady mixture of Flamenco, jazz, Latin and Middle Eastern music. His prodigious jazz talent is matched by his other great passion: playing heavy metal guitar in his scorching group Seven7. Nick was, for the last three years, guitarist in guitar supremo, Jeff Becks band, with whom he toured all over the world, performing at major venues and festivals. He has recently recorded a stunning album with the A-lister rhythm section of Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) and Vinnie Coliauta (Sting, Frank Zappa etc.). www.meiergroup.com/oxley-meier

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Huge free Car Park, doors open 7pm - seating is not allocated and is supplied on a FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED basis.

HOT BUFFET AVAILABLE £6.95/pp 7.30-8.30pm Ticket price does not include the hot buffet.

Bar open until 11pm - hot beverages also served.

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