On Wednesday, 22nd June 2022: Terry Seabrook’s Milestones play Kind of Blue, £22.

Martin Shaw Trumpet

Alan Barnes Alto sax

Andy Panayi Tenor sax

Terry Seabrook Piano

Paul Whitten Bass

Spike Wells Drums

This was arguably the best concert I have heard in Gateshead Town Hall since Sonny Stitt took it apart in the 1960s . . .

Bebop Spoken Here

Miles Davis and his sidemen made musical history when they recorded the iconic album Kind of Blue. They created a unique atmosphere of understated themes and improvisation and Kind of Blue went on to become one of the greatest and best loved jazz recordings of all time.

More than sixty years on, Terry Seabrook has assembled an all-star sextet, Milestones, to revisit the album and celebrate the music of Miles Davis. The band has toured extensively at clubs and festivals around the UK.

The line-up reads like a “who’s who” of British jazz, with the fabulous Martin Shaw (Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Peter King, Tim Garland) taking on the Miles role, Fleece Jazz favourite and multi-award winner Alan Barnes on sax, along with the magnificent Andy Panayi and a first-rate rhythm section.  The band pays due respect to Miles’ original music whilst allowing the musicians to showcase their own brilliance and improvisational skills.

. . . thoughtful and considered, yet full of jazz potency

–  Peter Vacher Jazzwise

 

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