Mulgrew Miller: A Composite Portrait from His Own Words
Ted Panken has a great way of getting musicians to to think and respond and reveal themselves over the course of a long interview. This piece on Mulgrew Miller is taken from several sources over several years and gives a perfect portrait of this incredibly tasteful and inventive pianist, who is a self-effacing and supportive musician who had played with so many of the greats from Betty Carter and Woody Shaw to Art Blakey, Tony Williams and Ron Carter. He was a man of immense talent and undue modesty.
A great weekend read.
I really like the trio with Derrick Hodge and Karriem Riggins. It’s really interesting to notice how these subtle variation of time feel and influences from different generations of swing and black-American music and church come together and sound so Jazz.
This guy tho…
More post-nicki-minaj thoughts:
Is the anaconda vid empowering for women?
Yes, she is in control of her sexuality, and she will wear, do and be whoever and whenever.
On the other hand - it’s a song (if not just a beat) about having big buns with a vid that’s really all about sex (with no men, but clearly with male-dominated sex in mind) and product placement.
Is that really a good thing? Am I missing something?
Rastrophiliopustrocity is a barrage of creative random thoughts, images, and ideas that spontaneously overwhelms the right brain, which then becomes immediately exercised when paired with discernment through the left brain under spacious awareness from an empty point.