jazz and improvised music


 

Winter Jazz: chris cody octet, la pÉrouse suite premiere
DATE Saturday 25 August 2018
TIME 8pm
VENUE The Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre
TICKETS $35/ $30/ $30/ $25
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CHRIS CODY OCTET, LA PÉROUSE SUITE PREMIERE

“World class, swinging, passionate, alert and intuitive” - Cadence Jazz Magazine (USA)

Photograph by Paul Faure-Brac
"Exhilarating ... A feast of melody… An inspiration never at fault" - JazzHot (France)

"Magical!" - Piano Magazine (France)

As an Australian jazz pianist living in Paris for 25 years, Chris Cody became drawn to the story of French navigator La Pérouse, who landed in Botany Bay in 1788.

“What I like about La Pérouse and his journey is that it wasn’t about conquest. He went out with botanists, astrologers and cartographers.

"It was all about learning and expanding human knowledge. He had 250 people and he didn’t take soldiers."

When Chris returned to Sydney in 2013, he felt compelled to write La Pérouse Suite, an original composition for 10 instruments and eight musicians.

Mostly jazz, it has some classical and world music references, as well as subtle flavours brought in from La Pérouse’s travels.

Don’t miss this world premiere of a landmark work.

CHRIS CODY composition, piano VANESSA TAMMETTA violin  MATT OTTIGNON saxophone, bass clarinet, flute JAMES GREENING trombone, didjeridoo TOM AVGENICOS trumpet EMILY ROSE SARKOVA accordion LLOYD SWANTON bass FABIAN HEVIA drums, percussion

"Polished composition and pianism doesn’t get much better or more enjoyable than this, and Cody proves he is the master of form." - Fine Music Magazine





AMBRE HAMMOND & MARCELLO MAIO

“Sensuality and elegance… Infinite Grace… Panache. The ultimate Seduction” - John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald)

"Being such an admirer of Ambre Hammond and a lover of Piazzolla, this music went straight to my heart. Add the passion of Marcello Maio and you have an experience that transcends genre and does what great music can sometimes do - it elevates the listener's consciousness" - James Morrison 
 
Classical pianist Ambre Hammond and accordion virtuoso Marcello Maio present some of the most haunting and celebrated music by Astor Piazzolla, as well as music by Brazilian composer Jobim as a taste of their upcoming album.

MARCELLO MAIO accordion AMBRE HAMMOND piano