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The 'Sound of '59' celebrates a pivotal year in jazz history, which saw the release of several iconic albums which paid homage to the tradition but also looked in new directions.

 

Charles Mingus 'Ah Um'

Miles Davis ' Kind of Blue'

Dave Brubeck 'Time Out'

John Coltrane 'Giant Steps'

Ornette Coleman 'The Shape of Jazz to Come'

Bill Evans 'Portrait in Jazz'

are all points of reference for this exciting band.

 

Alongside the music, we relate stories and share images of the time. Featuring this stellar line up:

 

Joel Purnell - Tenor Saxophone

Jim Corry - Alto Saxophone

Mark Chadler - Trumpet & Flugelhorn

Kev Holbrough - Trombone

Jason Scott - Piano

Adrian Knowles - Double Bass

Caroline Boaden - Drum Kit

 

 

 

 

 

Photography by William Ellis

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