JAZZ MASTERWORKS SERIES: Miles Davis / Kind Of Blue (1959)

Kind of Blue album cover 

August 23rd to September 21st, 2016

Tuesday through Sunday shows at 8:30 PM

Thursday, Friday and Saturday additional show at 6 PM



Gerard Presencer (trumpet/UK)

Oilly Wallace (alto saxophone/Denmark)

Gabor Bolla (tenor saxophone/Hungary)

Zier Romme (piano/Denmark)

Anders Fjeldsted (bass/Denmark)

Alvin Queen (drums/USA)




1) So What (Miles Davis)

2) Freddie Freeloader (Miles Davis)

3) Blue In Green (Miles Davis/Bill Evans)

4) All Blues (Miles Davis)

5) Flamenco Sketches (Miles Davis/Bill Evans)

(+ Bonus Tracks TBA)

Gerard Presencer

Miles Davis released his Kind of Blue studio album on August 17, 1959 on Columbia Records. It was recorded earlier that year on March 2 and April 22 at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio in New York City. The recording sessions featured Davis’s sextet, consisting of pianist Bill Evans, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, together with pianist Wynton Kelly on one track. After the entry of Evans into his sextet, Davis followed up on the modal experimentations of Milestones (1958) by basing Kind of Blue entirely on modality, in contrast to his earlier work with the hard bop style of jazz. Though precise figures have been disputed, Kind of Blue has been described by many music writers not only as Davis’s best-selling album, but as the best-selling jazz record of all time. On October 7, 2008, it was certified quadruple platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as jazz’s greatest 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. Kind of Blue 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.


Alvin Queen

We are very excited to do a Jazz Masterworks Series project around the perhaps most iconic jazz album of all time, “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis from 1959. For the occasion we have gathered an incredible line-up of musicians to perform and interpret the repertoire from this album. The leading role has been assigned to the ultra phenomenal UK trumpet virtuoso GERARD PRESENCER, mostly known for his work with the group US3 and their global hit “Cantaloop” that sold over 3 million copies worldwide and featured a now legendary trumpet solo of Gerard’s. He will be joined by legendary American drummer ALVIN QUEEN who is a veteran of some of jazz history’s most influential groups (Oscar Peterson Quartet, Horace Silver Quintet, George Benson Trio etc) and the incredible Hungarian tenor saxophone prodigy, GABOR BOLLA, recently heard here at The Standard Jazz Club with Randy Brecker, Gary Peacock and the Getz/Gilberto Jazz Masterworks Series. Joining them on bass is one of Denmark finest young bassists, ANDERS FJELDSTED, who has already performed at The Standard Jazz Club with Niels Lan Doky, Nancy Harms and others.  He is inspired by legendary bassists Paul Chambers, Charlie Haden and Ron Carter, the latter of which he studied with in 2015. The piano chair will be filled by another amazing young Dane, ZIER ROMME, one of the most talented new pianists to emerge on the Danish jazz scene in years and who after a career start as an Oscar Peterson disciple is now finding a voice of his own. And finally the Danish alto saxophonist prodigy OILLY WALLACE completes the line-up. Playing in the tradition of Cannonball Adderley he has been the talk of the town for several years and we are proud to present him for his first engagement here at The Standard Jazz Club.

Gabor Bolla

This program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of GANGSTED FONDEN, BECKETT FONDEN, FRITZ SCHUR GRUPPEN and HOTEL SP34. We are deeply grateful and proud to be associated with these patrons of the arts.


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