Hi there everyone!
I’m currently back in Sydney after a very successful and enjoyable five week tour of France, England and Spain in June/July 2016. The final concert was at the Sunset jazz club in Paris as part of a piano festival weekend and French newspaper Le Monde gave us a very nice plug. The latest album Not My Lover has received great reviews in France as well as rotation airplay on the jazz stations and sold well, and The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia has just given us a good review – see below. And for photos of the time in Europe please visit my facebook page: www.facebook.com/chriscody3
SOME UP-COMING DATES:
I’m excited to be back in Australia and will be playing next with my Sydney quartet – Michael Avgenicos, Tom Botting, James Waples :
Saturday October 29, 8.30pm
at Foundry 616
616 Harris St, Ultimo
tel: 9211 9442
Our last gig there end of July was to a full house and was a really good evening.
SOME OTHER DATES:
November 3 Bennetts Lane, Melbourne
November 16-27 Tour New Caledonia with Michel Benebig
December 3 Solo piano concert for SIMA at Seymour Centre, Sydney
December 15 Colbourne Ave Glebe
I look forward to seeing you at one of them! Come and say hello!
THE NEW CD “Not My Lover” (Wave15001) is selling well, available in all good record stores, via this website, Bandcamp.com and elsewhere online. Its been Cd of the week on ABC jazz, and has been broadcast around Australia on ABC, SBS, 3RRR, PBS, Eastside, 2MBS, Fine Music, and extensively in France. Its been getting very positive responses and feedback.
THE CRITICS SAY:
“A piano style that enthuses, is luminous and breathes… a singing right hand… a masterpiece…very inspired…a fine and solid quartet and especially a remarkable pianist ” Jazz Hot, Serge Baudot, France
“You can feel the ebb and flow of the city’s life running through his fingertips as he plays” John Fenton, Auckland NZ
“You feel a particular cosmopolitanism seeping through the music: jazz colliding with European sensibilities and France colliding with African ones. Cody is an equally sophisticated composer and pianist who likes to create mood-based pieces and solos in which a touch of ambiguity or mystery compounds the interest. Tenor saxophonist Karl Laskowski highlights the ambiguous elements with his dry sound and fine sense for weighting a solo, so evident on the pretty Pop It. Bassist Brendan Clarke and drummer James Waples play with a restraint that deepens the music’s shadows (rather than adding garish colour), and this helps Cody to generate a striking luminosity from the piano’s upper register. The cross-cultural rendition of I Love Paris is especially vivid, both musically and as a depiction of the City of Light as it now is.” SMH John Shand Australia
“Cody works with flair and sensitivity” The Australian
“a very solid and satisfying disc… a fast, happily frantic dance… top flight musicians… the piano suggests both abandon and contemplation… his playing is often funky with a modern boogie or shuffle feeling to it” John Clare, Loudmouth
A RECENT ARTICLE IN QANTAS INFLIGHT:
“He has earned a reputation as one of the best pianists in the city, playing alongside Rhoda Scott and Glenn Ferris (trombonist for the late Frank Zappa and Stevie Wonder).
His jazz skilfully fuses modern, classical and North African influences, and he can be found performing in some of the best jazz venues including Caveau des Legendes and Duc des Lombards.”
Qantas article This is the PDF of the article on the Qantas website. Thanks Qantas!
You can also see what I’ve been up to on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chriscodymusic