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Ralph A. Miriello

Alongtime jazz fan, green orientated builder, jazz journalist & writer

About Me

I have been working in the building and construction industry for over 35 years. Graduated from Newark College of Engineering and have been in my own business since 1982. Presently working as a green builder and construction consultant. My recent goals are to become a more complete green builder since saving the planet is in all of our interest and to pursue my writing. Had the opportunity to see many great acts over the years and never tire of the music in its many forms. Partial to fusion. Most incredible concert experience: 1st Mahavishnu Orchestra at the old Farleigh Dickinson University in about the third row. When they came out and started to play with such speed and precision it made our jaws drop! I have been a McLaughlin fan ever since. Have interviewed some fine musicians and really appreciate their time and art.

My Favorites

  1. John McLaughlin-Extrapolation
  2. Hampton Hawes-This is Hampton Hawes Vol 2
  3. Oliver Nelson-Blues and the Abstract Truth
  4. Miles Davis- Kind of Blue
  5. John Coltrane-Ole
  6. JJ Johnson's-Heroes
  7. Bill Evans-Portraits in Jazz
  8. Keith Jarrett- Kohn Concerts
  9. Pharoah Sanders- Tauhid
  10. Charles Mingus-Ah Um
  11. Steely Dan-Aja
  12. King Crimson-Court of The Crimson King
  13. Stanley Clarke, Al Dimeola, Jean Luc Ponty- Rite of Strings
  14. Jackie McLean-Jackie's Bag
  15. Michael Brecker- Tales from the Hudson
  16. McCoy Tyner w Michael Brecker- Infinity
  17. Allman Brothers-Live at the Fillmore East
  18. Mahavishnu-Inner Mounting Flame
  19. Wayne Shorter-Native Dancer
  20. John Abercrombie-Timeless
  21. Ben Allison's Man Size Safe- Little Things That Run the World
  22. Bill Evans-Conversations with Myself
  23. Duke Ellington-The Webster-Blanton Band