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6:45 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Mulgrew Miller tribute part one

What I Like About Jazz this week features part one of a two-part tribute to the late Mulgrew Miller. Miller had a long and varied career as a leader and sideman, prominently featured with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the 1980's band that also featured Donald Harrison and Terence Blanchard. He then went on to spend 9 years with another great jazz drummer, Tony Williams, playing on 6 albums with his classic quintet that featured Wallace Roney and Billy Pierce, and on Tony's final trio album in 1993. Along the way, he played sideman to a host of jazz greats, as well as many up-and-comers. He also recorded a number of albums for Landmark, Novus and Maxjazz. We'll hear early recordings with Blakey, Williams and others Wednesday, October 9 at 8:30 pm.

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