"A really great band; really tight."
- Darek Oles (Brad Meldhau /Bennie Maupin)
"Your music really helped people pay attention to the colors in my work."
- Lukas Blok (award winning color-field artist)
"The creative energy and ensemble work generated by this collective is truly innovative and engaging. Its so wonderful to hear such fresh music played with vigor and total commitment to the moment."
- Larry Koonse (Lee Konitz, Charlie Haden, Larry Goldings)
Chord Four is a "California Avant-Garde" ensemble of improvisers and award-winning composers creating original music which strikes a careful balance between interesting rhythm and harmony. Conceived in 2008, this chord-less Los Angeles based ensemble has relentlessly built a 50+ song repertoire maturing their individual and group sound.
Heavily influenced by Jazz, as well as the traditional music of West Ghana, Indonesia, India and the Balkan region of Eastern Europe, their music is difficult to place into a specific genre. This along with their familiar yet unique instrumentation makes for a dependably intriguing collection of sounds and timbres.
Chord Four is:
Andrew Conrad: Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Melodica
Brandon Sherman: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Melodica
Emilio Terranova: Double Bass
Colin Woodford: Drums, Cymbals, Melodica.