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Jazz After Dark Presents: Miles Davis' KIND OF BLUE

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Brownman Ali, "Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player" performs Miles Davis' entire iconic KIND OF BLUE recording from top to bottom.

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Sat-Jul-29: Miles Davis' KIND OF BLUE

:: Brownman Ali - trumpet (National Jazz Award winner)

:: Andy Ballantyne - tenor (JUNO award nominee)

:: Nick Maclean - piano (Global Music Award winner)

:: Nick Arseneau - upright bass (highly in demand)

:: Frank Botos - drums (JUNO award nominee)

8pm to 11pm @ Jazz After Dark

$20 online (limited tickets at the door)

(this show will sell out, so get your tickets early!)

Called "Canada's greatest interpreter of Miles Davis' music" by the Hamilton Spec, internationally acclaimed jazz trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI and an all-star cast of the country's jazz finest perform the entire seminal "Kind of Blue" recording from top to bottom as their first set; with even more Miles from that era as their second set! Kind Of Blue lives in the history books as Davis' masterpiece, his opus magnum, and is of the best selling jazz recording of all time. Brownman's own development as a jazz trumpet player has had a profound impact from Miles' output. He states, "it's always a huge privilege to spend an evening delving so deeply into this extraordinary album, exploring it from roots to canopy, like some great Milesian jazz tree of life".

This show is not to be missed!

ABOUT KIND OF BLUE: A studio album by legendary American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, the seminal 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. The album features Davis' ensemble sextet consisting of saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, with former band pianist Bill Evans appearing on most of the tracks in place of Kelly. In part owing to Evans joining the sextet during 1958, Davis followed up on the modal experimentation of Milestones by basing Kind of Blue entirely on modality, departing further from his earlier work's hard bop style of jazz. Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded. 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. Though precise figures have been disputed, Kind of Blue has often been named Davis's best-selling album and the best-selling jazz record of all time.

ABOUT BROWNMAN ALI: Heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter” by NYC’s Village Voice, Brownman Ali - born on the small Caribbean island of Trinidad, & schooled in NYC - is a multiple award-winning NYC-schooled protégé to his teacher, Grammy-winning trumpet legend, Randy Brecker. He tirelessly leads 7 unique ensembles of his own including the internationally acclaimed Miles Davis influenced BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO, and the award-winning CRUZAO latin-jazz quintet. All these ensembles record under Brownman's own much lauded BROWNTASAURAS RECORDS label, established in 2009. In high demand in the studio world with over 300 CD appearances to date, Brownman delivers stylistically authentic horn playing over a wide range of styles from bebop to hiphop having worked with the likes of Guru's Jazzmatazz (replacing Donald Byrd in that primordial ensemble), Mos Def, KRS-1, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon, Jay-z, Missy Elliot, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Gary Bartz, Chucho Valdes & far too many more to name here. He is considered to be one of the most unique and provocative improvising trumpet players in the nation today and is widely regarded as a vanguard for the evolution of Jazz in Canada.

A highly decorated player, his awards & accolades include 2 National Jazz Awards (with 11 nominations over the years), Montreal Jazz Fest's "Grand Prix Du Jazz" award, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, a SOCAN composers award, an International Independent Music Award for "Album of the Year", 3 Toronto Independent Music Awards for "Jazz Artist Of The Year" (9 nominations), a Black Canadian Award nomination for "Jazz Musician of the Year", an induction into the WHO'S WHO IN BLACK CANADA, a Caribbean Music Award nomination, a BRAVO! channel documentary on his life, NOW magazine naming him "Toronto's Best Jazz Musician", CBC Radio Canada named him "one of the most recorded trumpet players in Canadian history", NPR in New York calls him "the new standard in electric jazz", the Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General awarded him with a citation for being a "Distinguished National of Trinidad" and he has been listed by Air Canada as one of the "Top 10 reasons to visit Toronto".

"Awards are nice, naturally, but to dig what Brownman is doing, you’ve got to see him live. I had a chance to do just that over the summer when Brownman fronted a killer trio ... I came away with a blown mind. This guy’s got chops galore, soul to match, and a sense of phrasing that recalls many of the greats, but suggests itself to be his own."

- Buffalo News

"Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player"

- New York Village Voice

"... virtuostic, energized and in the spirit of Miles Davis"

- Toronto's NOW Magazine

"One of the next great voices in the new generation of jazz improvisers"

- Randy Brecker, multi-grammy winning legendary trumpeter

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