21 July Friday – Chris Cody Quartet
Friday 21 July 2017, 8.30pm
“Cody is an excellent pianist…another example of a jazz that knows the evolution towards the avant garde but stays anchored on lasting values, and privileges feeling, beauty and melody”. JazzHot, France
Pianist/composer Chris Cody returns to Foundry 616 after a month touring in Europe with appearances at the Ascona jazz festival in Switzerland and concerts around France, where he also spent many years living and working before returning to Sydney two years ago. Underpinned by contemporary urban grooves, the originality, warmth, lyricism and humour of Cody’s music have seduced a wide and diverse public around the world receiving rave reviews from the critics.
“The sound of midnight in Paris” John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, ****
His latest release, ‘Not My Lover’ was launched at Foundry616 last year, a potent blend of music styles celebrating Cody’s love of jazz and classical traditions. His sound is infused with French, African and Arab influences from the years Chris has been based in France and performing throughout the USA, Europe, and Africa with Rick Margitza, Herb Geller and many others.
Since his recent return to Australia, Chris has performed concerts with his quartet in Paris and France, and at Wangaratta Jazz Festival, Auckland, Tauranga festival, Noumea. He makes a very welcome return to Sydney’s finest jazz club tonight.
“The pianist’s compositions reflect the diversity of his tone: a touch both firm and singing, a deliberately rapid phrasing, but that never loses sight of the melody, a taste for full fleshed harmonies sometimes close to gospel … it unfolds tenderly and majestically, seduces you to the charm of an inspired interpretation of which the atmosphere will haunt you a long time. Magical”.
Piano Magazine, France
Tonight, he presents tonight an exciting new line up:
Chris Cody piano
James Mackay saxophone
Jacques Emery double bass
James Waples drums
General – $21.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $16.50 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $52.50 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $67.50 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $39.50 incl booking fee
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 21 July 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442