Micheal Coady 4tet featuring Dave Binney
and special guests
Bassist Michael Coady is a familiar face in Irish jazz, and no better man to kick off Whirligig, a new club night from IMC bringing you stimulating music in all its manifestations with working bands, breaking talent, one-offs and collaborations connecting Dublin to the world.
These days Coady divides his time between Dublin and London, and the band are just back from a critically acclaimed performance at The Loop Collective Festival. Not surprisingly, given the talent he’s recruited, not least Michael Buckley and Sean Carpio, hands down the finest tenor and drums in the land. The brilliant Ivo Neame is pianist with Phronesis, piano trio of the moment and lauded as successor to EST. Dave Binney is no stranger to Irish audiences, who’ve grown to appreciate the New York saxophonist’s remarkable gift for melody that romps freely across all genres, from asymmetric funk and power chords to free improv and moody electronica. They’re here to put Coady’s recent compositional output through its paces, where an interest in West African and Brazilian grooves has percolated through his harmonically rich style.
Whirligig is also a platform for new bands and ideas. Step forward O.K.O.D.O.M.G., the latest endeavour from adventurous guitarist Shane Latimer, typically eclectic and running the gamut from delicately sculpted electro acoustic shapes to gritty streetwise funk. Drummer Shane O’Donovan provides the pulse, Darragh O’KellyDjackulate is the free agent with the turntables, dropping beats and samples that keep the creative axis in constant movement. To send you on your way, a post gig session in Whelan’s front bar brought to you by Dublin newest creative alliance in jazz, the Prime Collective.