No stranger to Dean Street audiences, Chris Ingham returns for this Saturday lunchtime time concert, with his mighty REBOP Sextet, who delighted a large 2020 London Jazz Festival audience plus a subsequent Spring 2022 sold-out Dean Street audience, to capture the music, the spirit and soul - from one seminal decade - of the all time jazz great, Miles Davis.
During the early 1950s Miles Davis managed to record albums that rank among his best.
In 1954, Davis embarked on a two-decade period during which he was considered the most innovative musician in jazz. He formed classic small groups in the 1950s that featured saxophone legends John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, pianists Red Garland and Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummers “Philly” Joe Jones and Jimmy Cobb.
He capped this period of his career with Kind of Blue (1959), perhaps the most celebrated album in the history of jazz. A mellow, relaxed collection, the album includes the finest recorded examples of modal jazz, a style in which improvisations are based upon sparse chords and nonstandard scales rather than on complex, frequently changing chords .
Chris Ingham’s REBOP, visits Miles Davis’s fertile decade when the legendary trumpeter/bandleader set the standard for exciting small group modern jazz, resonant orchestral jazz and haunting modal jazz.
Featuring timeless music from classic albums
Workin’, ‘Round About Midnight',
Miles Ahead, Milestones, Kind of Blue et al.
REBOP, perform the music of Miles Davis, with their own character and improvisations, featuring :-
Paul Higgs – trumpet,
Harry Greene – tenor saxophone,
Tom Smith – alto saxophone,
Chris Ingham – piano,
Joe Pettitt – double bass and
George Double – drums.
To refresh memories of this remarkable music here’s the evocative “Blue in Green”
and Freddie Freeloader
"A group of outstanding musicians" LONDON JAZZ NEWS
Doors at 12pm
Music at 1pm
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