12 April Wednesday – Coltrane Project
Wednesday 12 April, 8.30pm
Following the huge re-launch of this project at Foundry616 last year, it is a great thrill to have these amazing musicians back on stage, playing much more than a tribute show to one of the biggest of jazz greats, John Coltrane.
This show commemorates the 50th anniversary of Coltrane’s death, by returning to the origins of the Coltrane Project.
Reeds player Paul Cutlan is thrilled to welcome back founding member John Mackey. A phenomenal saxophone player, John has been performing and teaching in Canberra for over 15 years. This is a rare opportunity to catch Mackey in action alongside Cutlan and the mercurial Andrew Robson on alto.
The first rate rhythm section features long time members Steve Elphick double bass, Toby Hall drums and Alister Spence piano.
Such is the drawing power of Coltrane and the reputation of the players in the Coltrane Project that they play sell out concerts whenever they appear in their home town of Sydney.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this unique concert featuring some of Sydney’s elite jazz musicians paying homage to the extraordinary vision of a giant of the tenor saxophone.
“Imitation – the least sincere form of flattery – has played no conceptual part in Cutlan’s Coltrane Project since he first unleashed it in 1998. Why bother? The point of any art is to find one’s own perspective, rather than regurgitating what another has digested.” John Shand SMH
Read the full review in Sydney Morning Herald
General Admission, Concession, Drinks & Show
22 June 2016
Date: 12 April 2017
Start time: 20:00
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442