The Miles Davis Project Band (MDPB) aren’t just your usual tribute to the trumpeting legend, unlike others who tend to perform his most popular album ‘Kind of Blue’ and leave it at that. The concept behind this project is in producing a series of concerts which move through key periods in Miles’ legacy.
After their widely acclaimed ‘Bebop Years, 1945 -49’ concert last year, MDPB return to St. James’s, Piccadilly with a new, unique programme dedicated to the music and period that cemented Miles Davis in place as a jazz icon - “The First Great Quintet, 1955-58", a band which featured John Coltrane (a young and untested tenor saxophonist at the time), Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones.
Made up of some of the brightest rising stars playing on today’s increasingly vibrant London jazz scene, MDPB’s arrangements are completely accurate to recordings and, with an unrivalled care for authenticity, they gloriously recreate what was some of the most innovative jazz ever played.
14th October 2011, 7:30pm at St. James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. (nearest tubes: - Piccadilly Circus/Green Park)
Tickets£12 on the door (£10 online & concessions)
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Telephone info/ticket reservations: - 020 8789 8680