David Binney to tour UK with Synergy

Saxophonist David Binney joins bassist Mick Coady’s Synergy quintet to tour the UK this month, from London to Manchester

Irish bassist Mick Coady will tour the UK from 11 to 18 October with his band Synergy, comprising NY-based saxophonist David Binney, British saxophonist Julian Argüelles, pianist Ivo Neame (Phronesis) and drummer James Maddren (Gwilym Simcock Trio).

They will play five dates starting at Birmingham Town Hall, then Marsden Jazz Festival, Con Cellar Bar, London and Band on the Wall, Manchester, with a final date at The Hague, Netherlands.

Mick Coady (pictured right with Binney), who has figured on the London jazz scene over the last 10 years and is the favoured bassist of musicians such as Mark Murphy and Scott Hamilton, released his debut album as leader, Nine Tales Of The Pendulum, in 2012. The album is mostly made up of compositions by Coady and features Binney on sax, as well as Ivo Neame (p), Michael Buckley (ts) and Sean Carpio (d).

David Binney, born in Miami but resident in New York, is a prolific player and composer. He has performed with the big bands of Gil Evans and Maria Schneider, as well as with Jim Hall, Bobby Previte and the Cecil McBee Quintet, and has recorded a dozen albums either as leader or co-leader.

Synergy has been called “a set of fiery originals, played with conviction by a quintet that bristles with talent” by Cormac Larkin of The Irish Times. You can buy Nine Tales Of The Pendulum, released on independent record label Jellymould Jazz, at jellymouldjazz.net.

The band will be playing a free gig at Birmingham Town Hall at 5pm on 11 October, followed by Marsden Jazz Festival at 1pm on 12 October, the Con Cellar Bar in London at 8.30pm on 15 October, and Band on the Wall, Manchester at 7.30pm on 17 October. The tour will finish up in The Hague, Netherlands on 18 October.

Sally Evans-Darby

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