CODE Quartet is a collective quartet based out of Montreal. Formed four years ago by Christine Jensen on saxophones, Lex
French on trumpet, Adrian Vedady on acoustic bass, and Jim Doxas on drums, the group came together with the equal goals of
composing and improvising in a chordless-quartet setting.
The primary motivation for the formation of the group has been to build on the freedom of expression pioneered by Ornette
Coleman’s seminal group of the 1950s, with two horns interacting with acoustic bass and drums.
They prioritize the idea that each voice within the collective is given equal weight, blurring the boundaries between lead and
supporting voices, between frontline instruments and the rhythm section