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Get Up With It

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of
Miles Davis’ Jack Johnson

October 30, 2022

Ars Nova Workshop celebrates the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ classic funk-jazz experiments Jack Johnson and On the Corner with The War on Drugs drummer Charlie Hall leading an all-star big band through a two-night stand at Solar Myth on Sunday, October 30 and Monday, October 31, 2022.

Sunday, October 30
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ Jack Johnson

Monday, October 31
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ On the Corner

Best known as the drummer for Philly-born rock band The War on Drugs, Charlie Hall is also a professed Miles Davis fanatic who has been paying homage to the iconic trumpeter’s electric era for more than two decades with his Get Up With It project.

A note from Charlie Hall

It was 25 years ago, in San Francisco, that some pals and I started exploring this 1969-75 era of the electric music of Miles Davis. In 1971, Miles released A Tribute to Jack Johnson, followed in 1972 by On the Corner—the peak of a six-year period of wild and genre-defying exploration. Jack Johnson found Miles leaning heavily on the electric guitar playing of John McLaughlin, while On the Corner reflected his increasingly eclectic (and electric) European and Indian Classical influences.

So now—50 years after those groundbreaking records were released—those pals and I, with a few other new pals and amazing musicians, have [re]assembled a ten-piece band to perform both albums in their entirety. To say it is an honor to share the stage with these performers would be the grossest of understatements.

Please join us on Sunday, October 30, for A Tribute to Jack Johnson and Monday, October 31, for On the Corner. Each night will also include other pieces from the ’69-’75 Miles canon.

Cover: Miles Davis performs at the Tanglewood Music Festival, August 18, 1970, in a photo later used for the cover of Davis' 1971 album A Tribute to Jack Johnson. Photo by David Gahr.
Sunday, October 30


  • Performance

Program Info

$20 General Admission
21 & Over

6:30PM Doors
8:00PM Show

This is a standing-room only event.


Charlie Hall’s Get Up With It

  • Charlie Hall – drums
  • Ezra Gale – bass
  • Mitch Marcus – tenor & Fender Rhodes
  • Darren Johnston – trumpet
  • Daniel Scholnick – tabla
  • Ross Bellenoit – guitar
  • DMHotep – guitar
  • Luke Carlos O’Reilly – organ
  • Jan Jeffries – percussion
  • Nazir Ebo – drums


Solar Myth
Philadelphia, PA

Located at the site of the former Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia, Solar Myth is the new home venue for Ars Nova Workshop.