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Mick Coady’s Synergy (feat David Binney) @ The Forge, Camden

The Forge, Camden
19:00, 25 October 2012

3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London NW1 7NL
020 7 383 7808
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£11/9 online, £12/10 on the door

Michael Coady, Bass
David Binney, Alto sax
Julian Argüelles, Tenor sax
Ivo Neame, Piano
James Maddren, Drums

This Thursday (25 October) marks the launch of Nine Tales of the Pendulum, the new CD from bassist Mick Coady's Synergy (shown above (l to r):  David Binney, Julian Arguelles, Mick Coady, Ivo Neame, James Maddren). This band includes some of the top jazz musicians playing on the scene today, including GMF artists/tutors Mick Coady and Julian Argüelles

David Binney (US) - alto saxophone
Julian Argüelles (UK) - tenor saxophone
Ivo Neame (UK) - piano
Mick Coady (Ireland) - bass
James Maddren (UK) - drums

This will be a great night of music - so come along if you can and please share this event, we want to fill the place!

Tickets: £9/£11 at or £12/10 on door

The tour continues in Ireland from 26th October and you can get info, along with sound clips on the Synergy band page:

Born in Waterford, Ireland, Mick Coady is one of the Republic’s most gifted bass players. As a young teenager he played in local r’n’b and rock bands until he met and studied with one of the instrument's leading exponents Ronan Guilfoyle who set him on a career in jazz. (Guilfoyle himself enjoys a formidable reputation and has worked with such luminaries as Dave Liebman, Kenny Werner, Kenny Wheeler, and John Abercrombie). Coady also knows what he wants.

Whilst toying with ideas for his debut recording, Coady found himself touring as a sideman in New York and seized the opportunity of calling on renowned American composer and alto saxophonist David Binney, someone who had always been a great influence. An adventurous, potent player and highly distinctive composer, Binney is one of the most prolific jazz musicians on the scene today. Over dinner, musical ideas were exchanged, a bond was formed and one year later, Coady records one this year’s most exciting releases, Nine Tales of the Pendulum, released on the independent record label Jellymould Jazz.

Tightly rooted in the jazz tradition Mick Coady reveals two sides of his musical character. While the rich harmony and angular melodies of his compositions are a result of his long emersion in the jazz idiom, the epic song forms and intense grooves that underlie many of his pieces are evidence of an earlier exposure to rock and folk, and more recently African and Brazilian traditional music forms.

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.

Mick Coady’s Synergy (feat David Binney) @ The Forge, Camden