Miles In The 50’s -   Featuring Chris Ingham’s REBOP Sextet

Autumn Jazz at Smithfield

Thursday November 10

Miles In The 50’s
- Featuring Chris Ingham’s
REBOP Sextet

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London. 

No stranger to Piano Smithfield audiences, Chris Ingham returns, with his mighty REBOP sextet, who delighted a large 2020 London Jazz Festival audience, and a packed house at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street earlier this year, 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 MidnightMiles AheadMilestonesKind 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  

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 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £20 plus £1.50 booking fee



Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London, EC1A 9PN

Alan Barnes _ {PIano Smithfield_ JBGB Events_Jazz Gigs in London

A wealth of Jazz over Autumn at London's newest Jazz Cabaret Venue.

Audiences say —

"All positives from me.  Have been twice now, both times top quality musicians, staff are very welcoming and friendly, table service so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy, atmosphere is great!

Long may it continue because its so important to have these venues, especially after the last two years "


Press Say

"Piano Smithfield is a 5-stars venue I would urge you to visit if you like your jazz in intimate surroundings. It’s cool. Damned cool” – Jeff Prestridge — Daily Mail


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