26 June Friday – Chet Baker meets Bill Evans Rodric White Quartet featuring Ralph Pyl (trumpet)


Friday 26th of June 2020 8:30 pm
Fantastic food and drink served from 6:30 pm. Drop-in before the gig!

Minimum booking 2 patrons. We currently do not accept  single bookings.

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Chet Baker meets Bill Evans
Rodric White Quartet featuring Ralph Pyl (trumpet):

The Rodric White Quartet performs the music of trumpeter/singer Chet Baker and pianist Bill Evans, who recorded together on Chet’s 1959 self-titled album (Riverside Records).

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)

Additional information

Ticket Type

Premium Dinner & Show, Dinner & Show – 6:30pm, Dinner & Show – 7:30pm, Dinner & Show – 8:00pm, Drinks & Show

Event Details

Date: June 26, 2020

Start time: 20:30

End time: 23:00

Venue: Foundry 616

Coordinates: -33.880566,151.1982813

Directions: Located at the ground floor. Up to the steps, first door on the right.

Phone: 02 9211 9442

Email: info@foundry616.com.au