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Dominic Miller: Absinthe

Read "Absinthe" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist Dominic Miller''s 2017 ECM debut Silent Light was a low key affair that focused on his solo classical guitar (plus a bit of light percussion). The sequel features a full quintet with a rhythm section. A bigger sound, but with a similar impressionistic flavor. Miller's liner notes make that visual art reference explicit: as a resident of the south of France he has become fascinated with the French Impressionist painters, admiring their artistic daring. The album opens ...

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Dominic Miller: Silent Light

Read "Silent Light" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Classical guitarist Dominic Miller makes his ECM debut with a largely solo program. It's a gentle, lyrical affair, reflecting his experience living in Argentina, the United States, England, and France, as well as decades of international touring as a working musician. The Brazilian influence is especially strong in pieces like opener “What You Didn't Say" and “Baden" (dedicated to Brazilian guitarist/composer Baden Powell). Percussionist Miles Bould plays with a light touch, reminiscent of Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos' playing with guitarist ...

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Dominic Miller: Silent Light

Read "Silent Light" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Dominic Miller is a guitarist you've undoubtedly heard somewhere or other, whether you've knowingly heard of him or not. A life circling the globe (from Argentina to England and currently France) has let him absorb folk, Baroque and Latin American sensibilities, among other things, which leads to collaborations with similarly eclectic names. His widest exposure has been with numerous tours alongside Sting, who's happy to offer some poetic words of praise in the liners here alongside Paul Simon. Miller's ECM ...

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Dominic Miller: From Sting to ECM

Read "Dominic Miller: From Sting to ECM" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Dominic Miller's debut album for ECM, Silent Light, has all the qualities to become a sensation. After a career spanning nearly five decades during which he has lent his versatile artistry to the likes of Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Steve Winwood, Peter Gabriel, and Sting since 1993, Miller has released a very intimate and elegant quasi-solo album for Manfred Eicher's label. This record, the eleventh as a leader or co- leader, is a honest self-portrait in music, reflecting Miller's international ...

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Dominic Miller: First Touch

Read "First Touch" reviewed by Jim Santella

Employing fingerstyle guitar and picked melodies, the smooth jazz album First Touch represents Dominic Miller's first session as a leader. No stranger to the recording industry, the guitarist has worked with such notables as Sting, Phil Collins, and Tina Turner. This 1995 debut album features his overdubbed guitars with additional support on several tracks provided by guests.

The songs, Miller's own compositions, represent the easy-listening genre with their floating melodies, pleasant harmonies, and loping “soft touch" rhythms. Specific images sprout, ...


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