UK/Swiss guitarists Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier (of Jeff Beck's Band) perform world-jazz: soundscapes from Turkey to Brazil. Do not miss this concert!
“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 duo’s double-CD, ‘The Colours of Time’ (MGPrecords CD019). This was released in February 2017, coinciding with a major UK tour of 35 dates. This is their most ambitious album to date, in that it is a ‘double’: one disc in duo format, the second in quartet with bass and drums.
This album follows Oxley – Meier’s second release in 2015, ‘Chasing Tales’, which was supported by three tours, totaling 90 dates. Pete and Nick are now preparing two further tours to support The Colours of Time: November/December 2017 and March/April 2018, both covering the UK and Europe.
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, 12 string, fretless, slide, guitar-synth, glissentar guitars and more!
"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.
“When it comes to empathy, this duet of guitar virtuosi comes close to perfection” - The Observer
“these two resourceful maestros reach out to a wide audience” – The Guardian