Chris Cody Quartet:
Pianist and composer Chris Cody return to the Foundry after the very successful release of his latest album, Astrolabe. This time with his all-star quartet he presents a set of uplifting and soulful music for these unusual times that blends his evocative and melodic compositions with some beautiful classic standards. Come and enjoy an evening of enthralling and joyous music by these superb musicians.
Chris Cody is an internationally recognized pianist and composer, performing and recording around the world for the last 30 years while based in France. He has headlined at many international festivals including Paris Quartiers d’Eté, London, Rome, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Munich, Antwerp, Stockholm, Marciac, Geneva, Ascona, Derry, and Algiers and at a vast array of concert venues throughout the USA, Europe, Africa, and Australasia. He has performed with many outstanding international musicians including Roy Hargrove, Herb Geller, Sunny Murray, Carla Bruni, Michel Jonaz, Marcel Azzola, Tina Arena, Annie Whitehead, Rhoda Scott, Rick Margitza, and Jason Marsalis.
“Heart and soul has the audience enthralled.” Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
“A piano style that enthuses, is luminous and breathes …very inspired…a remarkable pianist.” Jazz Hot, France
“Splendidly rich and varied ” Jazzwise, United Kingdom
Chris Cody Quartet with Paul Cutlan, clarinet, sax, flute, Lloyd Swanton, bass, Nic Cecire, drums, and Chris Cody piano and direction.
“It’s as if new instruments are being devised by the minute … simply absorb the enthralling music … the melodic richness is realised with ever-changing textures… Cody builds improvisational space into the work, and such gifted players inevitably lead us to uncharted lands, but even more notable is the coherence and thoughtfulness of the composing as we journey across this new musical world.” John Shand, SMH July 17 2020