Music of MILES HERBIE & TRANE Rodric White & his Quintet: Friday, 10th of September 2021:
Pianist Rodric White and his Quintet perform an exciting evening of music by Jazz legends Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock & John Coltrane.
Rodric has written new 6 piece band arrangements for this project: Miles Davis (Milestones, Fran Dance, Lady Bird / Half Nelson & Israel ), Herbie Hancock (Butterfly, Cantaloupe Island, Toys & Jessica) & John Coltrane (Moment’s Notice, Theme for Ernie & Blue Train).
Rodric is delighted to perform with trumpeter Ralph Pyl (Sydney All-Star Big Band / Back To Back), saxophonist Craig Walters (Swing City Big Band / Sydney Jazz Orchestra), trombonist Danny Carmichael (Danny Carmichael Big Band), bass player Peter Kohlhoff (Frances Madden Band) & drummer Steve Ley (Jeff Duff Band / Patricia Ségui).
‘Passionate performances of songs associated with the marvelous Billie Holiday made for a great night’s entertainment at Foundry 616. Rodric White’s arrangements allowed the talented six piece band to display their considerable skills allowing the musicians to entertain and display their skills as soloists and as an ensemble … The show and venue are both recommended.’ – Mark Pigott (Sydney Arts Guide 15th September 2018)
‘It surprised me to hear him announce a Keith Jarrett number. Even more so when [Rodric] played an extract from the Koln Concert. That took guts …’ – John Fenton NZ Jazz Critic (Australia & Pacific Gigs Review dated 15th September 2015)
‘Rodric White’s latest album on the Newmarket label “The Sea Of Tranquility” shines a bright light on a more than capable composer of memorable melodies, an arranger of uncommon originality and a pianist with an immediately identifiable sound, skill and style.’ – Barry O’Sullivan (‘A Jazz Hour Across Australia’ December 2009)
‘ … The music shouts its strengths for all to hear: engaging original compositions, interesting textural meshes of acoustic and electronic and fine playing from pianist White and a cast including Phil Slater and Dale Barlow … ‘ – John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald 24th November 2006)
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