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Album Review

Jane Ira Bloom / Allison Miller: Tues Days

Read "Tues Days" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


The story goes that, during spring 2021, on five consecutive Tuesdays in March and April, soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom and drummer Allison Miller recorded a handful of improvised sax and drum duets just to see what might happen and evolve. Well, a lot does because with Tues Days both Miller and Bloom cut their inner hippie loose to gambol out in the fields with flowers in their hair and their skirts all a-billow. It is not all ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Allison Miller, Jane Ira Bloom, Mujician, Gabriele Mirabassi & Other New Releases

Read "Allison Miller, Jane Ira Bloom, Mujician, Gabriele Mirabassi & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week's playlist features trios, duos and solos that sound as big as an orchestra, many of them representing yet another challenge won by creative musicians facing the pandemic, staying positive and being creative... and to top it off, the final album by legendary British band Mujician, released a decade after its recording date. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 L'orchestre en carton “Paris Pekin" Mue et ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Allison Miller and Friends

Read "Allison Miller and Friends" reviewed by Russell Perry


For over a decade, drummer Allison Miller has led and been the principal composer for the band Boom Tic Boom. The group was launched in 2010 as a quartet with Jenny Scheinman on violin, Myra Melford on piano, and Todd Sickafoose on bass, but was augmented to a sextet more recently with the addition of virtuosic clarinetist Ben Goldberg and cornetist Kirk Knuffke. Each of these strong players has produced powerful music outside the band, making this an under-recognized supergroup. ...

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Catching Up With

Allison Miller: Driving the Balance

Read "Allison Miller: Driving the Balance" reviewed by John Pietaro


Allison Miller sits at the vintage Camco drumkit in her Brooklyn home, playing post-bop over a rolling samba. Within the shimmer of an age-darkened cymbal, she switches from sticks to brushes, filling the room with the shush of summer rain, then a sudden hailstorm as her arms, aerial, traverse snare, tom-toms and cymbals in a blurring, but loving assault. Just a release of Covid fallout frustration? Maybe for some, but Miller remains unstoppable: this time also marks the rising of ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Women Be Wise - Celebrating Sippie Wallace, Allison Miller and More Jazz Scorpios

Read "Women Be Wise - Celebrating Sippie Wallace, Allison Miller and More Jazz Scorpios" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast continues our celebration of Jazz Scorpios with birthday shoutouts to drummer Allison Miller, guitarist Amanda Monaco, pianist Andy Bey, vocalists Julie Kelly, Kristen Korb, Ethel Waters, Carmen Lundy and Sippie Wallace, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown. Playlist Posi-Tone Swingtet “Dry Clean Only" from One for 25 (Posi-Tone) 00:00 Kristen Korb “Here You Are" from Beyond the Moon (Doublek Music) 06:04 ...

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Album Review

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: Glitter Wolf

Read "Glitter Wolf" reviewed by Jennifer DeMeritt


Some jazz musicians dare you to follow them to the rarefied realm of their imagination, where you might discover paradise, or you might get lost in a forest of abstraction. Allison Miller says, “Hey, let's take a ride!" then revs the engine and takes you on a grand tour of a carnival of sounds. A masterful jazz drummer and composer, Miller has also performed with Natalie Merchant, Ani DiFranco, and Brandi Carlile, among others, and she brings a rock musician's ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS


Allison Miller is regarded as one of the leading jazz drummers of today. With her Boom Tic Boom 'family' she presents her latest album Glitter Wolf, described by the band itself as 'a celebratory genre-busting organic mash up of Bach, clave, klezmer and Jazz Messengers.' American jazz magazine Downbeat includes her in the top 20 of current jazz drummers. Allison Miller is hailed for her melodic drum style, but also for her talent as a composer, songwriter and ...


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