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The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music

Miles Davis’s In a Silent Way

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

October 10, 2019

Please join us for our 50th anniversary celebration of Miles Davis’s landmark recording In A Silent Way led by Philadelphia drummer Charlie Hall, best known for his work in The War on Drugs.

Charlie Hall is best known as the drummer for The War on Drugs, though his eclectic talents also extended to leading the Philadelphia male choral ensemble The Silver Ages and co-founding The Lindsey Buckingham Appreciation Society, a conglomeration of Fleetwood Mac enthusiasts from Philly and New York. He has also recorded and toured with Jens Lekman and Tommy Guerrero, among others. In addition to being indie rock royalty, Hall is a longtime Miles Davis aficionado, with a particular fascination for the trumpet icon’s electric period.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the dawning of that controversial era, inaugurated by the release of Davis’s landmark album In a Silent Way. Hall and his group of stellar collaborators have been exploring the ‘69-’75 era of Miles Davis’s canon since the late 90s in San Francisco, and will reconvene to celebrate the 50th anniversary. The original brought together Classic Quintet members Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams with soon-to-be fusion pioneers Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Joe Zawinul, and Dave Holland.

Cover: Miles Davis, 1969 / Photo by Lee Friedlander
Thursday, October 10


  • Performance

Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over


  • Monnette Sudler – guitar
  • Darren Johnston – trumpet
  • Mitch Marcus – Fender Rhodes + tenor saxophone
  • Daniel Clarke – Hammond B3
  • Brian Jones – drums
  • Ross Bellenoit – guitar
  • Ezra Gale – bass
  • Dan Scholnick – tabla
  • Jan Jeffries – percussion
  • Charlie Hall – drums


World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA

  • Festival

The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music

Ars Nova Workshop presents The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music, a multi-venue experimental music festival Oct 1-31, 2019.