Repercussion! is a tribute to Tony Oxley who is one of the pillars of the Free-Improvisation genres in Jazz that occurred in the 1960s in the UK and Europe. Oxley continues to be one of Nigel’s mentors and inspirations for his own creative style. This album feature 7 original tracks all conceptualized by Nigel and recorded live with an amazing group of musicians who each contributed their own distinct sounds and approaches to the core theme for each song. The album features “Viersen Nights,” a haunting ensemble melding of percussion and piano and “Number 6:24026” that showcases the Vineyard Children’s choir.
The album was engineered by Jim Thomas and co-produced by Nigel and Casey Corum. All the tracks were recorded live in the Vineyard Auditorium in Anaheim, California on December 10, 2016. The album features new sound explorations by Nigel including a haunting interplay between piano and percussion on “Viersen Nights” and “Five On The Floor” which showcases a melding of Indian textures blended with a classic Oxley rhythm performed with hand percussion.
This album is sure to capture the imagination as each song unfolds unexpected landscapes.