After endorsing the rhythm & blues inflected hard bop early in his career, by the late Fifties trumpeter Miles Davis was moving toward a different style of style of playing without chords and using scales as the harmonic framework. It sounded like a simpler style of playing (even though it was difficult to play). This was first exhibited on the title track of his “Milestones” album in 1958 but it was on his 1959 album, “Kind of Blue”, that Davis totally gave himself over to modal jazz. Featuring the all star line up of Davis, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, “Kind of Blue” has become one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time and helped changed the course of jazz forever. Read more about the album here.

Join us for the two-hour musical lead-up when we feature music that either inspired or was contemporary to this LP such as music by Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane. Then we present the story of the album. Finally, its lights down and volume up as we play the album in its entirety, on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi. Listening guidelines apply.


Sunday, 3 February

First Session: 5 to 8 pm SOLD OUT

Second Session: 8 to 11 pm

The Hanbury Arms, 33 Linton Steet, London N1 7DU

Tickets: £6 on the door and £6 + service charge here

We suggest you book in advance as we do sell out.

Presenter: Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy

Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Klimax DSM with Preamp, Linn Klimax Solo Power Amps, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Cadenza interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond Loudspeakers

New York

Sunday, February 3, 5 to 8 pm

Bellwether, 594 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tickets: $10 on the door and $10 + service charge online here

Presenter: Jeannie Hopper from WBAI’s Liquid Sound Lounge

Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Moon 310 LP Phono Preamp, Moon P7 Line Preamp, Cardas balanced cabling, Mark Levinson No. 334 Power Amp and 4 Klipschorns.


Sunday, February 3, 6 to 9 pm

Det Fabelaktige Naustet, Youngstorget, Oslo

Tickets: NOK 90 on the door and in advance at Kontrapunkt Hi-fi and Big Dipper

Presenter: Elin”Sunshine” Vister and Øyvind S.Larsen (Norsk Jazzforum)

Audio Menu: Provided by Kontrapunkt Hi-fi


Sunday, 24 February, 5:30 to 8:30 pm

The Berkeley Suite, 237 North Street, Glasgow G3 7DL

Tickets: £6 on the door and £6 plus service charge online here

We suggest you book in advance as we do sell out.

Presenter: Andrew Pirie

Audio Menu: A Reference Linn System with Linn’s iconic Sondek LP12 turntable (fitted with Ekos SE tonearm, Keel, Urika phonostage and Dynavector Dr T XV-1S cartridge), a reference Klimax Kontrol pre-amplifier, and Linn’s very own “black ops” custom made fully active PA system featuring 12 channels of their Akurate power amplifiers.


Sunday, 3 March, 12:00 to 4:00 pm

Loud & Clear Bonnington Mill, 72 Newhaven Road, Edinburgh EH6 5QG

Tickets: £6.00 available over the phone by credit card 0131 555 3963
or book by e-mail to request an online booking form.

Audio Menu: VPI Classic 3 with Lyra Atlas, MOON 610LP Phono amp, MOON 740P Pre Amp, MOON 870A Dual Mono Power amp, KEF Blade Loudspeakers, Nordost Norse 2 audio cabling, Black Ravioli resonance control, Studio Connections power cabling