171

Bruce Arnold & Mike Miller: Two Guys from South Dakota

Jim Santella By

Sign in to view read count
Bruce Arnold & Mike Miller: Two Guys from South Dakota The guitar duo of Bruce Arnold and Mike Miller interprets familiar standards on this pleasant session. Musically interesting and filled with inspiration, they provide the listener with an inside look at each classic piece. Their performance is laid-back and introspective.

As they alternate melodic and rhythm roles, the two guitarists swing lightly and maintain a close-knit groove. Their lyrical caresses reveal a coolness in their passion, as each picks his instrument delicately. Crisp and clear, their interwoven phrases move casually through a gentle landscape.

The album's liner notes do not reveal which is which. One guitarist moves with a forward, vibrant force and more passion, while the other prefers a cooler, laid-back approach. Both prefer improvisation that is challenging and musically accurate. They remain positioned on the left and the right throughout their session.

Old friends from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Arnold and Miller have both moved on to successful professional careers with the guitar. This takes them on separate paths, and travel is always on the horizon. Their reunion offers the listener a relaxed outing that is both well conceived and enjoyable.


Track Listing: Billie's Bounce; All the Things You Are; Giant Steps; Time Remembered; Invitation; Alone Together

Personnel: Bruce Arnold (guitar) Mike Miller (guitar)

Year Released: 2005 | Record Label: Muse Eek | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Pete Robbins Pete Robbins
sax, alto
Jeff Beck Jeff Beck
guitar
Joe Morris Joe Morris
guitar
Oz Noy Oz Noy
guitar
Dean Brown Dean Brown
guitar
Alex Machacek Alex Machacek
guitar
John Russell John Russell
guitar
Julien Kasper
guitar, electric
Eyal Maoz Eyal Maoz
guitar
Hank Garland Hank Garland
guitar

More Articles

Read Akua's Dance CD/LP/Track Review Akua's Dance
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Daylight Ghosts CD/LP/Track Review Daylight Ghosts
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Live at PafA CD/LP/Track Review Live at PafA
by Matthew Aquiline
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Ocean of Storms CD/LP/Track Review Ocean of Storms
by Troy Dostert
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Transparent Water CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Billows Of Blue CD/LP/Track Review Billows Of Blue
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 20, 2017
Read "The Beautiful Day" CD/LP/Track Review The Beautiful Day
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 6, 2016
Read "Arc" CD/LP/Track Review Arc
by Mark Corroto
Published: April 13, 2016
Read "Live in Tokyo" CD/LP/Track Review Live in Tokyo
by Chris M. Slawecki
Published: November 18, 2016
Read "Don't Try You Are" CD/LP/Track Review Don't Try You Are
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: May 10, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!