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.