The Rodric White Quartet ft. Ralph Pyl: Friday, 22nd of January 2021
Chet Baker’s life was celebrated in the 2016 film, “Born To Be Blue”, starring Ethan Hawke. Chet shot to fame in the early 1950s in the Mulligan / Baker Quartet, going on to perform / record with Stan Getz & Herbie Hancock, singers Elvis Costello & Van Morrison.
Bill Evans truly arrived in Jazz on Miles Davis’ 1959 Album « Kind Of Blue » before forming landmark trios with bassists Scott La Faro, Eddie Gomez & Marc Johnson, drummers Paul Motian, Elliot Zigmund & Joe LaBarbara. Bill redefined Jazz Piano, inspiring pianists Keith Jarrett, Jacky Terrasson & Brad Mehldau.
Rodric is delighted to perform with trumpeter Ralph Pyl (Sydney All-Star Big Band), bass player Peter Kohlhoff (Frances Madden) & drummer Steve Ley (Jeff Duff Band)!
‘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 15th September 2015)
‘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