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Mulgrew Miller

Mulgrew Miller is an American jazz pianist born in 1955 in Greenwood, Mississippi. In a childhood filled with early musical experiences, mostly playing gospel music in his church and R&B and blues at dances. Mulgrew was constantly meddling in jazz piano, and established a trio in high school that would play cocktail parties. Miller admits that they didn't really know what they were doing and were merely "approaching jazz". Miller is said to have set his mind definitely to becoming a jazz pianist after seeing Oscar Peterson (a first for Mulgrew) on television. “It was a life changing event

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Women in Jazz, Pt. 3: The International Women in Jazz Organization

Read "Women in Jazz, Pt. 3: The International Women in Jazz Organization" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In part 1 and part 2 of the Women in Jazz series, we looked at the historical marginalization of women in jazz from Lil Hardin Armstrong and Blanch Calloway in the 1920s to Tia Fuller in 2019. Part 2 focused on several prominent pioneering artists including the all-female International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Marian McPartland, and Melba ...

Sex & Drugs & Jazz & Jive: Top Ten Stash Records Albums

Read "Sex & Drugs & Jazz & Jive: Top Ten Stash Records Albums" reviewed by Chris May

With all the transgressive flair you would expect of bohemian New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, Bernie Brightman's Stash Records made its name with a hugely entertaining series of sex and drugs-themed compilations of swing-era recordings. The first was Reefer Songs in 1976. But Brightman's legacy extends much further. There was a finite amount ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kenny Barron / Dave Holland Trio featuring Johnathan Blake: Without Deception

Read "Without Deception" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

No matter the many miles and quantum number of life's triumphs and travails that have visited them since their last encounter, Kenny Barron and Dave Holland walk into a studio and instantly pick up whence they last met. But these two old cronies are not just killing time shooting the proverbial you-know-what. They have ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Seven is as Seven Does

Read "Seven is as Seven Does" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

This episode is a seventh anniversary celebration featuring--you guessed it--septets. Also featuring copper, sheep, speculation about the role a great title has in creating a jazz classic, and all sorts of other goodies. Unwrap, enjoy, and stay tuned for pop matters where Mike strays productively off-course to give an in-depth review of an eye-opening David Binney ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

2019 Detroit Jazz Festival

Read "2019 Detroit Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Detroit Jazz Festival Hart Plaza Detroit, Michigan August 30-September 2, 2019 According to the official count, the 40th edition of the largest free jazz festival in North America drew a record crowd numbering some 325,000. Boasting four stages as part of the festival footprint, there seemed to be a reduction in ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mulgrew Miller

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mulgrew Miller

All About Jazz is celebrating Mulgrew Miller's birthday today! Mulgrew Miller is an American jazz pianist born in 1955 in Greenwood, Mississippi. In a childhood filled with early musical experiences, mostly playing gospel music in his church and R&B and blues at dances. Mulgrew was constantly meddling in jazz piano, and established a trio in high ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Cory Weeds, Mugrew Miller, Artie Shaw & More

Read "Cory Weeds, Mugrew Miller, Artie Shaw & More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From the prowess of, This week we open Neon Jazz with a tribute to Rashied Ali, courtesy of Dutch bassist Joris Teepe. We then move on to sample some tasty new tracks by the Pete Coco Trio, Angela Verbrugge and the incredible Cory Weeds. In between, the show is full of legends from Artie ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Il debutto di Abelita Mateus: Vivenda - Mixed Feelings

Read "Il debutto di Abelita Mateus: Vivenda - Mixed Feelings" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È un debutto significativo questo di Abelita Mateus, giovane pianista e cantante brasiliana residente a New York dal 2012, che arricchisce la fervida tradizione di musicisti carioca attivi negli Stati Uniti. Il suo recente album Mixed Feelings e il precedente Vivenda offrono piena misura delle sue doti vocali e strumentali. Accompagnata da musicisti di ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Ten Artists: January 2019

Read "Ten Artists: January 2019" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

I am adopting my “Bailey's Bundle" format as sole vehicle for my music reportage. Moreover, I am sharpening my focus to three segments of the jazz universe, in this order: (1) Jazz Vocals, (2) Archival Releases, and (3) Everything Else. I have changed the title to the more inclusive “Ten Artists," better reflecting how I have ...


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