There have been a few jazz labels as diverse and musically satisfying as Blue Note, but none have carried the same mystique as Alfred Lion’s label, since they not only had the sound, they had the style.
Sharp, modern, steeped in tradition but also at the cutting edge, the music on Blue Note remains beloved by jazz aficionados and casual listeners alike, decades after the label’s inception.
Formed in 1939, Blue Note’s golden era was the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, a period that marked the diversification of the hard bop style into modal, post-bop and soul-jazz as heard in the recordings of Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey& The Jazz Messengers, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and others.
Following their previous sold-out London shows evoking the music of Miles Davis and Horace Silver, Chris Ingham’s mighty repertory sextet REBOP gives new voice to these landmark Blue Note recordings, adding their own invention and improvisation. Pianist Chris Ingham is joined by Paul Higgs (trumpet), Colin Watling (tenor saxophone), Kevin Flanagan (alto saxophone), Robert Rickenberg (bass) and George Double (drums).