Mr. Miller developed his voice in the 1970s, combining the bright precision of bebop, as exemplified by Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson, with the clattering intrigue of modal jazz, especially as defined by McCoy Tyner. His balanced but assertive style was a model of fluency, lucidity and bounce, and it influenced more than a generation of younger pianists.
~ Nate Chinen (NY Times obituary)
I've just found this show on one of my drives ... it's not been around for a while, for those who prefer, I just upped it over on dime, too.
Alas, I only saw Miller in person once, around twelve years ago. He played in duo with Kenny Barron on two grand pianos as part of a package that also included Benny Green and Eric Reid, who played the second set. The seasoned players taught the young ones plenty of lessons, that night.
Thank you for all the great music you left us with, Mr. Miller.
Mulgrew Miller Trio & Stefano di Battista
July 1, 2006
Mulgrew Miller - piano
Ivan Taylor - bass
Rodney Green - drums
Stefano di Battista - soprano & alto sax (#6-8)
1. If I Should Lose You (10:50)
2. When I Get There (Miller) > Ann MM (10:30)
3. Caroussel (Miller) 10:38
4. You And The Night And The Music (Dietz-Schwartz) 8:55
5. My Foolish Heart > Ann MM (7:47)
6. Resolution (10:06)
7. 'Round Midnight (Monk-Hanighen-Williams) 10:37
8. The Eleventh Hour (9:03) [ca. 1.5 min. from the end missing]
Lineage: DVB-S@256, 48kHz > raw data > ProjextX > mp3DirectCut > mp2
(lossy recording seeded in its original broadcast codec)