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Valves, Vinyl & Jazz (feat. album: Miles Davis, Kind of Blue)
Wednesday, 20th November ,2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Each month will see a classic album presented by pro audio engineer Haden Boardman, followed by interpretations of classic tracks by talented house jazz band Pretty Standard.
Often cited as the best-selling Jazz album of all time, certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) 9in 2008 for sales of at least four million copies, Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue was recorded on March 2 and April 22, 1959, at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio in New York City, and released on August 17 of that year by Columbia Records.
Davis’ sextet featured saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, with new band pianist Wynton Kelly appearing on one track in place of Evans.
Departing from his earlier work’s hard bop style of jazz, Davis followed up on the modal experimentation of Milestones by basing Kind of Blue entirely on modality.
Regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis’s masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time and is often deemed one of the most influential albums ever recorded across many genres. The album was one of fifty recordings chosen in 2002 by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry, and in 2003 it was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
As usual, we encourage you to bring your own vinyl to play on our amazing vintage valve and horn speaker sound system, featuring Technics SP10 broadcast deck, with fully active bi amped valve electronics. Hear your own records like never before! Come early to avoid disappointment, you’ll find us in The Holding Cell (within The Bailiff Bar at The Old Courts) Wigan.
All starts at 7pm
The Holding Cell in The Bailiff Bar | Entrance on King Street West | 18 and over only
Entry: No ticket required and entry is free. Seating and space is on a first come first served basis. We suggest arriving early to avoid disappointment.