Mick Coady’s band Synergy featuring US alto saxophonist David Binney, brings together five truly great jazz musicians from the UK, Ireland and the US.
Aside from Binney, Coady is joined by leading light of the UK scene, pianist Ivo Neame who brings to the project his virtuosic intricate playing and stunning, compositional talents on one track.
Fellow Irishmen include tenor saxophonist Michael Buckley (who first came to prominence in ’84 when at thirteen, he played flute with the legendary saxophonist George Coleman in the National Concert Hall in Dublin) and drummer Sean Carpio.
Of the nine track collection, seven are penned by Coady, cementing his position not only as a fine bass player, but a rising compositional talent. Its depth, beauty and warmth underlie modern, edgy themes that twist and turn, laden with nuances that reveal themselves on each listen – a shimmering set superbly played out by a cast of talented engaging players.
Reviews / Quotes
4**** The Guardian
“The quality of the writing suggests the long wait for Coady’s album debut has been time well spent, but with Binney, Buckley and Neame as the principal melody improvisers here, it’s inevitably the playing that steals the show.” (John Fordham, The Guardian) Read The Full Review
4**** The Irish Times
“a set of fiery originals, played with conviction by a quintet that bristles with talent.” (Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times) Read The Full Review
“restlessly inventive, vibrant, democratic” (Chris Parker, London Jazz) Read The Full Review
“a compelling musical journey – you may want a return or even a season ticket for the trip.” (Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here) Read The Full Review
“Adventurous yet accessible, this album represents a triumph for Coady who impresses mightily with both his writing and playing. An international ensemble features the great David Binney on alto sax.”(Ian Mann, The Jazzmann 4**** online review ) Read The Full Review
“Nine Tales of the Pendulum’ deserves to be listened to closely and repeatedly – turn it up loud and you’re right there with them!” (Adrian Pallant online review) Read The Full Review
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