Sammy Price

On Tour

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GHB's 2013 disc Sammy Price on Tour relies largely on a set boogie-woogie pianist Price recorded in Sydney, Australia on April 25, 1982 with guitarist Lars Edegran, clarinetist Orange Kellin, and trumpeter Geoff Bull, with the final three songs deriving from a 1969 London concert with clarinetist John Defferary, saxophonist Sammy Rimington, drummer Dave Evans, and an unknown bassist. If the London cuts are a little more raucous, they also veer toward straight New Orleans jazz, whereas the 1982 cuts often find Price indulging in gregarious, cheerful New Orleans blues, jazz, and boogie-woogie. Bull was the bandleader on this 1982 tour, so, unsurprisingly, there is plenty of space for the trumpeter to prowl, but it's little wonder this is released under Price's name: it showcases his big-hearted boogie-woogie roll to great effect.

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