Miles in the 50's with Chris Ingham's REBOP Sextet

Sunday June 23

Miles in the 50's
with Chris Ingham's
REBOP Sextet

At Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean St, Soho, London

No stranger to Dean Street audiences, Chris Ingham returns for this Sunday evening concert, with his mighty REBOP sextet, who delighted a large 2020 London Jazz Festival audience plus a subsequent Spring 2022 and 2023 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.

Miles 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 proven jazz masters.

Paul Higgs – trumpet, Harry Greene – tenor saxophone, Tom Smith – alto saxophone, Chris Ingham – piano, Joe Pettitt – double bass and George Double – drums.

A perfect way to enjoy a relaxed Sunday evening, featuring Chris Ingham’s legendary descriptions and the music of an all time great, Miles Davis, played and interpreted by today’s jazz masters.

"A group of outstanding musicians" LONDON JAZZ NEWS

Doors 6.30pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £30