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The Last Waltz

December 31, 2013 1 comment

220px-Yusef_LateefDear people, happy new year to you all. Many brothers and sisters have left us in 2013.

Yusef Lateef, Cedar Walton, Donald Byrd, Chico Hamilton, Mulgrew Miller,Marian McPartland, Butch Warren, Frank Wess and many others.

 

 

You can hear some of them in this spotify- playlist:

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Mulgrew Miller

imagesMulgrew Miller, one of our greatest jazzpianists has left us today. We will never hear his voice, his music, alive again.The cause was a stroke, said his longtime manager, Mark Gurley. Mr. Miller had been hospitalized since Friday. (NYTimes, 05-29).

Mulgrew Miller, one of our greatest jazzpianists has left us today. We will never hear his voice, his music, alive again.The cause was a stroke, said his longtime manager, Mark Gurley. Mr. Miller had been hospitalized since Friday. (NYTimes, 05-29).

Miller began his career with Betty Carter (1980), Woody Shaw (1981-1983), and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (1983-1986).

He has released four albums with Derrick Hodge (bass) and Karriem Riggins (drums) (both on the label MAXJAZZ): Live At Yoshi’s Vol. 1 (2004), Live At Yoshi’s Vol. 2 (2005), Live At The Kennedy Center Vol. 1 (2006), and Live At The Kennedy Center Vol. 2 (2007).

On May 20, 2006, Miller was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Performing Arts at Lafayette College’s 171st Commencement Exercises.images (1)

Miller spent the last years of his life in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was the Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University and the Artist in Residence at Lafayette Collegefor 2008-2009. His last working trio consisted of Ivan Taylor on bass and Darrell Green on drums.

In conversation with Mulgrew Miller: http://www.jazz.com/features-and-interviews/2009/4/7/in-conversation-with-mulgrew-miller

 

 

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