On Thurs 9th March, Sam Miles (tenor saxophone) and Vij Prakash (trombone) will perform their own take of one of John Coltrane’s most seminal albums: ‘Blue Train’.
At this dinner jazz event, guests can enjoy a two-course meal (plus a free glass of Prosecco for the first 10 diners to book) before settling in to enjoy these two top jazz musicians explore this 1958 classic, as well as playing brand new original music written for this project. A ticket only option is also available.
Dinner and jazz: 18:30 (two-course meal + concert £45)
Jazz concert only: 19:30 (£15)
Featuring some of the city’s top jazz musicians who perform regularly at London’s jazz clubs and around the country, this collaboration is sure to be a great night of jazz, mixing well-known jazz classics with brand new material.
John Coltrane is one of the most famous jazz musicians in history, becoming an absolute master of the saxophone and changing the landscape of jazz with his 1959 Giant Steps album. The year before releasing that album, his more chilled out Blue Train album is an absolute masterpiece of cool bluesy jazz, recorded during his residency at Five Spot with the Thelonious Monk quartet, as hard bop was reaching its peak and the artists starting to move to a more modal approach to jazz.
Mixing Coltrane’s originals where he uses the blues and other standards as bases to create his own pieces, and alongside the standard I’m Old Fashioned, Blue Train (alongside Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue) is one of the most famous jazz albums of all time and certainly one of the most listenable regardless of your preferred style of jazz. The album featured John Coltrane alongside other jazz masters Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones.
repmusic presents ‘Sam & Vij Play Blue Train’, will feature:
Sax – Sam Miles
Trombone – Vij Prakash
Guitar – Phil Stevenson
Bass – Sandy Suchodolski
Drums – Josh Blackmore
Enjoy a 2 Course Dinner for £45 per person (price includes jazz performance).
Sitting at 6:30pm with first course before the performance starts. Performance starts at 7.30 then dessert is served after the 1st set around 8:20pm.
Haddenham pork chop served with wilted greens, Café de Paris butter and a lemon and chive mash potato
Grilled aubergine with a harissa sauce, roasted chickpeas and a salsa verde, pomegranate molasses and feta cheese
Pan seared fish of the day with sautéed potatoes, grilled vegetables and a champagne sauce
Banana bread and butter pudding with an orange crème anglaise
New York Cheesecake with a berry coulis
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