Chris Cody – ‘The Outsider’ – Friday, 18th of February 2022:
The Outsider is an exciting new work for Chris Cody’s jazz octet that ranges from the blues to jazz and gospel, marinated in African and Middle Eastern motifs and grooves.
Chris Cody Coalition combines an incredible array of talent and experience to produce a unique concert experience, featuring some of Australia’s finest jazz and world musicians. Pianist and composer Chris Cody is joined by The Neck’s bassist Lloyd Swanton, trombonist James Greening, world music percussionist Adem Yilmaz and legendary drummer James Waples, to name but a few.
This project explores notions of identity, the meeting of cultures, the individual’s role in society, survival, resilience, and hope. The Outsider is a joyous musical manual for survival, full of hope and optimism, inspired by diverse influences including French writer Albert Camus and Cody’s work with African and Arabic musicians in France.
“The more ambitious the project the more Chris Cody rises in stature… rhythmically shape-shifting…creative… thrilling” Four stars !” – Sydney Morning Herald, June 2021
- Chris Cody (Piano, Composition, and Direction)
- Simon Ferencis (Trumpet)
- Michael Avgenicos (Sax, Flute, Clarinet)
- James Greening (Trombone, Didgeridoo)
- John Robinson (Oud)
- Lloyd Swanton (Double Bass)
- Adem Yilmaz (Percussion)
- James Waples (Drums)
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