Nine Tales Of The Pendulum Album Launch Tour
David Binney (US )– Alto Saxophone
Josh Arcoleo (UK) – Tenor Saxophone
Ivo Neame – (UK) Piano
James Maddren (UK) – Drums
Mick Coady (Irl) – Bass
Mick Coady’s Synergy brings together five truly great young jazz musicians from the UK, Ireland and the US and features renowned composer and alto saxophonist David Binney. The concert is part of a UK/Ireland tour for the release of Nine Tales Of The Pendulum, Coady’s debut album, coming out this autumn on independent record label Jellymould Jazz.
Although tightly rooted in the jazz tradition Mick Coady’s original work reveals another side of his musical character, one that draws its inspiration from a wide diversity of influences. The rich harmony and angular melodies prominent in his compositions are a result of his long immersion in the jazz idiom, but the epic song forms and intense grooves that underly many of his pieces are evidence of an earlier exposure to rock and folk, and more recently African and Brazilian traditional music forms.
Acclaimed as a considerable and highly individual compositional talent, saxophonist David Binney is one of the most prolific young jazz musicians on the scene today. Winning praise from critics and colleagues alike, David was recently singled out by Jazz Times as one of a handful of “young players who have created an alternative jazz scene… all of whom are playing adventurous, original music.”
Born into a musical family in 1989 Josh Arcoleo was lucky enough to start saxophone lessons with the legendary Pee Wee Ellis when he was 13. At 18 he gained a place on the renowned jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music – where he graduated with a 1st class degree in 2011, that year also winning a Yamaha Parliamentary Jazz Scholarship and the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. The latter being a recording contract with Edition Records. Josh’s debut album ‘Beginnings’ was released in February 2012 to widespread critical acclaim. He has also received awards from the EMI Music Sound Foundation and MBF Young Talent, and was nominated for a 2012 London Jazz Award.
Ivo Neame is a distinctive jazz musician in that he is equally at home on saxophone and piano. This double life has seen him make notable contributions to some of the finest jazz groups in the vanguard of the ever-burgeoning UK jazz scene. The Ivo Neame Quintet has performed to enthusiastic audiences up and down the country and beyond, plying the general public with freshly decanted musical offerings. Ivo’s music is a living, breathing contradiction – complex yet accesible, considered yet spontaneous, traditional yet forward-thinking.
Ivo studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he grappled with the hothouse music environment with varying degrees of success. Since leaving the Academy in 2003 he has reconnected more deeply with music, and has gone on to perform and record with highly esteemed musicians at home and abroad such as David Binney, Seamus Blake and Hermeto Pascoal.
As a bandleader he has recorded two critically acclaimed albums and has toured in the UK and abroad with the Ivo Neame Quintet. His Edition Records release ‘Caught in the Light of Day’ was rated the 4th best jazz album of 2010 by MOJO magazine and received 4 star reviews from the Guardian and the Irish Times among others. Forthcoming projects include a new Ivo Neame Octet album to be released on Edition Records in October 2012. This album will feature regular cohorts Jasper Hoiby and Jim Hart and new collaborators such as Shabaka Hutchings and Tori Freestone.
Recently he has been lucky enough to receive various awards including a MOBO for best jazz act (Kairos Quartet), Album of the year 2010 in both Jazzwise and MOJO magazines (Phronesis) and winner of the Jazz category for the London Awards for Art and Performance 2012.