The music of Miles, Herbie & Trane
Rodric White & his Quintet:
Pianist/music arranger Rodric White presents the music of jazz legends Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock & John Coltrane, featuring the talents of Craig Walters (soprano/tenor saxophones), Danny Carmichael (trumpet), Glenn Henrich (alto/baritone saxophones), Fiona Lugg (acoustic bass) and Steve Ley (drums) with an appearance by a special guest: singer Rebekka Neville.
Audiences will hear Rodric’s 6 piece band arrangements of music recorded by Miles (‘Joshua’,‘So Near So Far’ & ‘Nardis’), Herbie (‘Butterfly’, ‘Dolphin Dance’ & ‘Cantaloupe Island’), Coltrane (‘Naima’, ‘My Favourite Things’ & ‘Giant Steps’), + by drummer Tony Williams (‘Pee Wee’ & ‘Sister Cheryl’).
REVIEWS of RODRIC WHITE performances and recordings:
‘Passionate performances of songs associated with the marvellous 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 Rodric White Septet featuring singer Lana Nesnas was at the fabulous Foundry616 in Harris St, Ultimo on 14th September. 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)